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Kenmore range broiler burns orange not blue and leake gas

Brand new gas range leakd gas from the oven ahd the broiler flame is orange. when a range is installed what should i see the installer doing to know the installation is being done correctly. should they use a level? should they turn on the burners? what should i be asking them?

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Probally wrong gas pressure

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The only real important thing is blue flame with a orange tip,
also ranges have different nozzles for Natural Gas (NG) or propane(LPG)

he can check for leaks with soapy water at the flex line connection

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