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Can I adjust the regulator to lower the flame?


Hello Douglas;



My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.



What bothers me is that changing these components increased your flame size?



1.) Make sure you have the correct gas safety valve. These valves are preset to inches of water column.



2.) The ignitor has nothing to do with your flame size. What happens is the oven thermocouple controls your oven temperature. When your oven get about 40 degrees above the set temperature, the ignitor and controlling gas components will shut down. When your oven temperature falls below the set temperature the ignitor and gas components will turn back on. There are ovens called accurate, which are expensive and do not have a 80 degree swing.



3.) Ok. Gas regulator. It is adjustable. Generally you have about a 7" water column pressure going into the regulator and 1" to 4" water column pressure coming out.

At the top of the gas regulator you have a long stem. Inside this stem is a shaft with a spring at the top and a valve at the bottom. In between is a rubber diagram which controls the valve based on the gas inlet and outlet pressure.



4.) Adjust. Turn the gas supply off to the range. Turn on the oven and gas burners to bleed the gas from the system.

There is a slot at the top of the stem. With a flat head screw driver, turn the stem top 1/8 of a turn counter clockwise to reduce the regulator outlet pressure. Turn the gas supply back on to check the flame. You may have to repeat this process to get your desired flame.



BE PATIENT. BE SAFE.

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My oven wont turn off from the knob it keeps turning


You didn't say whether you have a gas or electric oven, or oven & stove. I'll assume you have a stove, just to cover all bases.

First, you should shut down the oven: a gas stove will have a valve on the gas line behind the stove. The valve will either have a red handle or a flat stem that usually has a hole in it. Turn either valve 1/4 turn to shut off gas, use a wrench on the flat stem. An electric stove should be shut off by flipping off the double circuit breaker for it in your electric panel. Do not unplug an electric stove when it is on; this can damage the plug &/or electrocute you.

Most likely the inside of the knob has stripped out. Look at the knob for a hole that has a setscrew in it: a small allen wrench or screwdriver will loosen the setscrew, most knobs don't have them and will pull off. Be careful to use even pressure on two sides of the knob; if you can't pull it off, use two butter knives or flat screw drivers to pry it up enough to get a grip on it.

Look at the center stem on the back of the knob, it will likely be cracked or stripped. Some stems have a D-shaped metal insert that strips out inside the plastic stem. If you have one, pull off a burner knob and compare the stems in the back, if they are the same size, put the burner knob on the shaft for the oven control, and use that knob to turn the oven control off.

If the burner knob won't fit, use your fingers or a pair of pliers (gently) to turn off the oven control shaft. If the shaft stops normally, you can turn the stove back on using either the gas valve or the circuit breaker. If you have a gas stove that doesn't have electric ignition (a clicking noise when you turn on a burner) you may need to re-light the pilots for the burners. Lift the covers off the burners to re-light the pilots.

If you have succeeded in turning off the oven, you need a new knob -- you can get one at an appliance parts store or maybe a hardware store. If the oven control did not turn off normally, I would leave the oven/stove turned off: the control itself will need to be replaced by a qualified repair person.

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Cambelt broke on start up


If you broke a cam belt then you have serious damage in the head. the cam shaft holds several valves open at various stages of the cycle and they are hit by the pistons as the engine turns over resulting in bent valve stems. No easy cheap fix as the head has to come off to replace the valves.Best you find a qualified reliable mechanic to do the job and it will cost

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I have a 2007 nissian pathfinder 4wd an the tire valve stem broke off that has the sensor on it for low air pressure.how do i reset the computer after i replace the sensor


Normally the sensor will reset after a few miles of driving. If it doesn't, most reputable tire shops (probably including the one that is putting in the new valve stem) can reset the computer for a fee.

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Handle and pin broke the valve stem. Have a replacement.


Hammer and punch...drift out the pin. Be careful to note the orientation of the handle to the key assemble, assembling it backwards realigns the settings on the valve backwards...not a good thing.

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Oster 6232 toaster oven.


trying to find a solution for a broken knob, i discovered that there aren't many decent options. so i took it upon myself to find one. my father actually recommended that i post the solution, seeing that there were so many with broken knobs. now this works on the timer knob on an oster 6232 toaster oven. it may work on the other knobs and possibly other models, but i cannot confirm that. the plastic stem of the knob that slips over the medal stem of the timer had broken. i crazy glued it back together and knew that there was no way in hell it would hold up with just glue. sorry for the lack of pics on this part. with the broken piece glued back in place, i went to home depot to find something/ anything that would securely slip over the stem of the knob. i tried all sorts of tubing. copper, pvc, steel and found nothing. in the plumbing isle with all the brass fittings and compression fittings, i found an "ander-lign compression nut" 5/8" OD w/ insert. part # A-304 961-P. 634052c.jpg
all you need is the brass flanged insert. if you can find it without the nut and compression ring, then more power to you. after buying this, slip the piece over the knob stem flanged end first. i used 5 minute opoxy to ensure it would stay in place. 7c9f2a3.jpg
i then used a cone shaped diamond bit in my dremel tool to notch out the two sides of the knob. 6be2e7e.jpg
just cut the brass down enough to match the notches in the stem of the knob. 0cdfdf7.jpg
and there you have it. sorry for the 2 blurry pics. hope this can help some of you.

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Tub shower diverter stem on tub spout broke and need to have instructions for how to replace the ROD Diverter seal o ring in the spout.


you must replace the whole stem.you can get it at homedepot. first take the cover off over the stem. this should screw off or is held on with a allen key.then unscrew stem from valve body.make sure water is off to tub,just in case.

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Just go to a tire store. They can resolve your problem quickly. A valve stem is a common item.

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Kenmore simmer select board problem The SS button tripped my house breaker. I haven't used SS since (button is now 'off') so not sure it is working - pretty sure it is not. Otherwise, all of the stovetop elements seem to work fine. The 'Element on' light works (on when any burner is on, off when they are all off). However, none of the 'hot surface' lights work for any of the burners now. Is this just a SS board component that needs replacing? Or the whole board? I do have meters and experience to fix if someone can link me to a schematic or steps to test. Whatever happened to the SS board appears to have prevented the 'hot element' lights from working. EDIT: the model info is 790.96223409 **************************************** EDIT2: I found a schem for this; as the SS board indicator light shares neutral wiring with the other lights, is there a simple fix to disconnect one of the connections to this part of the board wiring, so that those lights will work again while I'm waiting for a new board? Pretty sure I have a bad relay on this board and will need to swap the whole board out, but I'd like to be able to check that those other indicator lights and circuits are ok so when I do get a new board, everything will work normally. ************************************** EDIT3: I rechecked the stove around lunch today; it does look like my 'hot burner' lights now work (maybe a relay was partly stuck open or shut on the board?); so, I may only need a new SimmerSelect board. I'll check for anything that looks burnt when I have the time to pull the oven out and open up the back. I did get the time to turn on each burner to 5 or 6, make sure they all got hot, and then turned down and they do all seem to regulate ok. If my 'hot burner' lights stop working again/become intermittent, I'll drop another update here. It does appear these boards are a common problem - are the relays not designed for 'hot switching' on these, and the burner switch should be completely 'off' when tripping the SS switch? That would seem to be a design flaw, if so.

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