Hi the last propane canister ran out have connected spare and turned on gas but very small flame on hob turn on second hob ring and first goes out, have had major frost for last 4 days so have checked line as runs from outside......
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Propane is a "dirty" gas. That can sometimes result in a particle of debris getting lodged in a pilot orifice, causing a low pilot flame. Inspect the burning pilot, look to see that the pilot flame encompasses the thermocouple so that the thermocouple may get hot enough to open the gas valve. If the pilot is too low, sometimes tapping on the pilot assembly with some handy tool will dislodge any restricting particles from the pilot orifice and restore flame size. Make sure that the pilot or thermocouple have not been struck by some object and knocked out of place. If the flame and thermocouple seem OK, you may have a bad thermocouple. Before replacing the thermocouple, loosen and re-tighten it's connecting nut at the valve (follow the thermocouple "wire" to find the valve) , if the connection is poor, sometimes that will restore good contact. Also to note: the pilot will be at minimum when the control valve is "off", the pilot flame size should at least double when the control valve is turned on. Be careful, that is gas you are working with.
Dont know exactly but I bring the cylinder into house for a while then it works. Family tell me to cover it with and old coat! but I am looking for a long term solution. Tonight I am bringing in the spare cylinder which luckily is full. i know that that butane and propane gases are different in this respect i.e. one doesn't freeze but it may be necessary to have the hob converted for th
at. I am going to invent a small insulated box for storing my cylinder, if necessary equipped with an infra red lamp and frost stat - but thats a job for the New Year
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.
many hobs have a thermocouple which is like a small rod sticking up into the flame. when this is heated up, it holds the gas valve in. if the thermocouple has failed the gas valve will release as soon as you let go of the knob. only solution is to replace the thermocouples