Appliance manufacturers furnish operating instructions and information on trouble-shooting appliance problems. These instructions will provide you with valuable information on the safe operation and maintenance of your appliances.
If you suspect a gas leak at the meter or any appliance, soapy water brushed on couplings or connections will produce bubbles indicating there is a gas leak. Do not take chances. Call the utility company or a service person for immediate attention.
Fans need to be regularly checked and cleaned by vacuuming air intake grills and washing filters with soapy water. To properly function, all fans need to be free of obstacles, dust, dirt and lint.