First step would be to clean it. Get all the cobwebs and rust cleaned out. You might use air pressure to clean around the burners and the oven parts.
Test each valve to see that they turn freely. I have a Preway but the oven valve is frozen. They are really pretty simple if the valves work.
Connect the stove to a LP tank with a regulator to test. Turn on the gas. If you smell propane, STOP. There is a leak somewhere. You can test the fittings with soapy solution, but I don't recommend going further without a professional inspection. If no gas smell, light one burner at a time. I've never seen a stove top fail, they usually fire right up.
The oven can be a little trickier because there are several types of oven burners, pilots and safety mechanisms. If you haven't used an older gas stove before, here again it is better to consult someone who does.
Hope this helps some. I think you should be able to check the top burners. Good Luck!
Post by vintagebruce on Jun 10, 2016 5:44:34 GMT -8
I ran across this interesting thread for people who are looking for vintage manuals and operating instructions. Looks like there is a lot of interesting info at relatively little cost. Did you know, apparently Preway manufactured the only gas dishwasher...?