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The flame on my gas stovetop won't get larger

I have a gas stovetop. One of the burners on it cannot give me a large flame. It turns on fine, the flame is even, but when I turn the knob on the oven (to increase the flame), nothing happens - it stays as small as ever. Any idea why this would be, and how to fix it?
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  • shlo77 Dec 23, 2008

    Thanks very much.

    We just began renting this apt. Everything around this place is dirty, broken, and clogged. So it's probably a clogged orifice. We have never seen a good flame come out of it since we moved in.

    How do I unclog it?
    Thank you again


  • shlo77 Dec 23, 2008

    Great advice. Very, very helpful. Thank you very much.

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If this was not always the case then the orifice is partially plugged & needs cleaning.
If this was always the case then someone may have squashed the gas line when changing the orifice (perhaps to or from propane?). In this case you will need to change this part of the piping.

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  • phantss Dec 23, 2008

    Since you have never seen a good flame then it could still be a squashed gas line. Remove the top cover of the stove top so that you can see all the gas lines to check. You will need to do this anyway. If pipe leading to that orifice is bent or squashed you will notice by comparing to others connecting to other burners. Orifice threads out. You should have TWO wrenches otherwise you may end up with problem above. Not sure how to clean a plugged orifice but soaking in soapy water might work depending on what is down there. Could assist with straightened paper clip or whatever fits but won't break off inside. Pressured air might help. 

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