The grill turned on fine until I removed the burner tube to clean the metal below. The gas will not turn on after I reinstalled (slipped) burner tube over the gas outlet. I don't believe I disturbed anything to affect the gas flow when the grill control knob is turned on.
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Re: gas will not flow into grill burner tube
If you can light the grill with a match you may have an ignition switch
problem. Check your igniter switch. Is it making a clicking noise? If
the igniter does not click, it is not aligned correctly with the gray
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When increasing the temp. on a gas range the oven's burners do not increase flame size as the cooktop burners do. It just keeps the burner lighted for a longer amount of time.
First if you can see the burners do they light within about a min. or less. If no you probably have bad igniters which are not lighting the burners as quickly as they should or they are "opening up" (stops working) when they get too hot. In this case replacement of the igniters should solve the problem.
Second if it lights quickly but still takes a while to heat; you want to look at the burners to ensure that the flames are down both sides of the burner tube and not dancing around too much. If only part of the two sides of the burner tubes are lighted then a pluged orifice or burner tube is the most likely cause. Once cleaned it should work fine.
As with anything mechanical there are numurous possiblities for something not working correctly and above are the two most popular reasons that come to my mind.
The first thing you will need to do is try lighting the burner manually with a match or bbq lighter. Bring the flame next to the burner then turn on the griddle knob. It should light up. If it does then it is either a weak spark on the ignition system due to debris on the electrode or there is blockage in the burner eyes at the electrode. Try poking out the eyes of the burner with a safety pin or sewing needle. And try using a wire brush to lightly clean the electrode head(where the spark comes from). If your tried lighting the burner with a match or bbq lighter and it did not light or a very small flame came out then there is a restriction in either the burner eyes, venturri, or burner orfice. Frist inspect the burner eyes for any blockage(grease or particles of food) and then use the sewing needle or safety pin to clean out all the burner eyes. If the burner is easily removed then go ahead and remove it and check the venturri(burner pipe) for any debris inside it. A small bottle brush can be used to clear the venturri. And finally with the burner removed you should be able to see the burner orfice. It will look like a small nut(usually brass) with a very small hole in it. This is where the gas comes out and if this hole becomes plugged then the burner will not work. The best way to clear this hole is to use a very small wire like the wire on a sandwich bag tie strap. Burn the plastic off of the tie strap to expose the thin metal wire and then use the wire to clear out the hole. DO NOT USE ANYTHING LARGE to try and clear out this hole. It is tiny for a reason and the soft brass can be opened up easily while try to clear the orfice hole causing a huge increase in gas pressure. If you clear the orfice hole and still do not get any gas pressure then the next step would be to remove the orfice(this requires a orfice wrench) and verify that you get gas coming from the burner tube with the orfice removed. If you do not get any gas after removing the orfice the more than likely the problem lies with the burner valve restricted internally and will need to be re-built or replaced.
Marguerita , In addition to turning off the gas valve going to the stove, FIRST, unplug the stove from the electric outlet, so the high voltage ignitor (spark) will not be constantly operating and elminate the possibility of getting a serious jolt/shock.
Just follow Jumptrout's well described troubleshooting and repair instructions, but please uplug the range first and go one wire at a time, cleaning them and retrying them, or better yet, just clean them all; removing them one at a time, cleaning one, and putting it back in place until you've cleaned and reconnected them all.
Two possibilities: This is a stove orificed for propane and connected to natural, or the regulator ( a squarish shaped thing in the line under the cooktop) has a problem and is limiting gas flow way below normal. In the first case you just got the stove, in the second it has worked fine until the sudden change.
If you have converted the burners and the regulator, all you have left to do is the oven and broil burners. (for self clean oven model you posted under)
Let's do the broil burner first. Open oven door and look up at the broil burner. At the back of the oven you see the tube that the gas flows through to get to the burner. At the base of this tube is an air shutter opening, and right there you will find a brass nut with a hole in the center of it (the burner's orifice). Use a 1/2 inch wrench to turn the nut three full revolutions clockwise looking at it from the burner side. It is easier to turn it twelve 1/4 revolutions.
Now, do the same to the main burner by removing the storage drawer, remove the one screw holding the metal plate so you can get at the base of the burner, and do the same to that orifice. Do not over tighten the orifices.
Your electronic ignitor is bad. You can buy a replacement ignitor where you bought your grill. Just about any hardware store will have a replacement ignitor. They are real easy to replace. There is 1 wire to the back of the ignitor. There is a retaining nut on the switch. Remove the switch and replace with new switch. Plug wire into ignitor, Turn gas on and test ignitor.
OK sista62, here is your solution. The problem is that the thermocouple that controls the valve supplying gas to the ovenjet is not working. A new thermocouple is available from http://blgas.com.au/online/category4_1.htm and will cost about AUD$40.00.
The control valve is located right behind the knob on the frontpanel (the centre one that controls both the oven and the grill.) You will see two small copper tubes going into the control valve. These are the thermocouple tubes, one comes from the griller and the other from the ovenjet. All the other knobs only have one thermocouple for each of the topplate burners.
If you want to test before you buy, disconnect the thermocouple from from one of the topplate burners and connect it to the one for the oven control valve. Now turn on the topplate burner and keep it going by holding the knob down on the front panel for this burner. Now light the oven burner and it should stay on.
First...if the flames on your burners are predominantly yellow...do not use this stove! There is a strong danger of carbon monoxide. Keep windows open while performing the tests below.
2 burners, huh? This is a gas unit. When you say trouble turning off and you say you have issues with temperature, I'm wondering why you've got issues like this. I'm inclined to believe that you've got clogged burners here or that the valves are gone. Clean the burners. The flames should be blue...with barely any yellow in them. If not, you've got blocked air supply. Clean it out. Never use abrasive cleaner like Comet here! If the burner heads are very corroded replace them. What about the valves? Do you hear gas flow after the valve is turned off? If not, it sounds like the burners are blocked. If so, the valves are bad...you probably have used them much more than the other side. Can you change the burners/tubes left to right? Try it and see what happens then.