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Default Gas hob safety cut out?

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AnthonyL wrote:
My elderly neighbour was immobile yesterday and rang me for help. I
walked into the house and there was a very stong smell of gas. Is hob
was on, with no flame, apparently from the night before when he heated
some beans in a pan.

Now I'm somewhat confused as to how come it was still on with no
flame. If he'd forgotten to turn it off the flame would still be
burning. If he'd turned it on but didn't ignite then surely it should
have cut out the gas? Our gas hob let gas through without a flame.

Or could he have done it on purpose? Worrying.

It is a Stoves Newhome DF 600 SI Dom - I can't find much about it.

If it's faulty he needs it fixed, if that' how it works he needs a gas

I once came across an oven which had been turned on by someone bending down
to get something out a low cupboard opposite.

from KT24 in Surrey, England
"I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle