Is this a core valve

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Old 03-23-19, 12:40 AM
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Is this a core valve

Have a leaky valve on my Whirlpool cooktop model GLT3057RQ01. Was wondering if the valve Whirlpool OEM Part #WP4456817 is a Core Valve that can be greased? Or do I need to replace the entire valve to eliminate the leak. Thanks in advance from this newbie
 
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Old 03-23-19, 12:49 AM
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With those appliance valves.... if they leak gas..... replace them. Nothing to grease.
 
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Old 06-27-19, 07:02 PM
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The gascock can be greased. It may or may not work. Debris or specs of dirt can attach to the gascock and score either or both the gascock surface and the body when turned. If this is the case, you'll likely not be able to repair it yourself as it needs to be resurfaced/rebuilt. Sometimes, if the scoring is too deep, that doesn't even work.

Put it in the off position if you take it apart and put it back together with it in the same position. Use your clean finger to apply grease and keep dirt, etc. off the surface and out of the body while it's opened. Work it back and forth a few times after greasing. If there is a clock/stop on the shaft, take note of it's orientation as well so it will turn and stop in the correct positions/directions. Any spring or other pieces inside, just put them back the way they were.

Burner valve or top burner valve is the typical names btw
 

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