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Changed from natural gas to propane when new oven flames up the side top burners ok

When this oven was bought new the lp conversion was done. The top burners work fine, but the oven flames up the inside of the oven. I rechecked the conversion and all was done correct. any ideas?

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  • Mark Kilburn Apr 12, 2007

    orifice are loose shipped that way tightened them and worked fine

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    Adjusted the 1/2 inch nozzle (spud) as far toward the LP setting as it would go and the flames are still too long with the air vent optimized also.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Same thing - converted to LP and oven flame is too high. Continued to tighten which eventually solved the problem. This was uncomfortable as it took a surprising amount of force to tighten and there was a warning not to overtighten. When finished the nut was against the base of the housing. Thanks for your help!



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Just bought a Kenmore and did this conversion myself. You do not change the oven nozzle (jets) but have to wrench it down with a 1/2" wrench as per instructions. After I did this the falme was high as you described. I wrenched it down further and adjusted the air shuttle and it was fine. The brioler is done the same. The wrench adjustment is tight so be aware.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

  • William Yochem Feb 10, 2014

    I had the same deal, had wrench it all the way down, then opened air full and it is working fine.


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The orrifice that needs tightening is under the air hood. It is in the instructions in the stove top conversion section. It took us 3 hrs to realize we had skipped that step.

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We are installing a Kenmore LP stove right now and it FLAMING up!!! The technition has checked and rechecked the oven!! Why dont they just change the oven before they deliver it!!! Not like we arent paying enough for it!!!! UGH!!!

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

Sounds like the oven orifice was not changed. Natural Gas orifice is about 2 times bigger than a Propane orifice so this sounds like the problem. The kit was not installed 100% correctly.

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Wrong size jets possibly

Posted on Apr 08, 2007

  • douglas smith Apr 18, 2007

    from tresilla. sounds how i was probably right. what you call orifices in us, in uk is knmown as jets


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