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All orange flames

After 4 hours, and replacing everything from the gas tank in, we are still left with orange flames on all four burners and the oven. The technician was obviously perplexed as he had checked from top to bottom. This is going to be an expensive problem. The pressure is exact and there is no reason for this issue. Can anyone solve this on a 2 year old stove. Model # MGR 4451BDB. Help....

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  • kathil17 Jan 10, 2009

    We bought the stove brand new 2 years ago....it was already converted from natural gas to propane. We live in Maine and, yes, it has been quite cold. Have not had this issue before as it has been very cold the last few years. Had the tank, regulator, and line from tank to stove all replaced yesterday. Didn't help. There is no obvious reason for this to happen. Next solution.

  • kathil17 Jan 10, 2009

    More info: We have checked all ports and orifices. Everything fine. We have perfect pressure coming in. We have had the finish regulator checked and it is fine. The technician even went as far as hooking his propane torch directly in and it still burned orange. Adjusting shutters was not the issue. So, if any other suggestions are out there. This is one that has most stumped.

  • kathil17 Jan 10, 2009

    You may send the 'hopeful' fix to my email address. I have replied to the email sent from my hotmail address. You should have it. I don't want to post that on here.

  • kathil17 Jan 11, 2009

    From what I could gather you should be lucienemaric. Is this correct?
    I wanted to ask before I responded. Let me know.


  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    No, I am MNTECH. (from the land of ice and snow, Minnesota Technician)

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    I won't get that "replied to" email. I suggest that you use the "Ask Me" feature to send a personal response. If you click on my user name the "Ask Me" bar should come up, or you can use the "find experts", then switch at the top to sort by rating, and I'll be on the fourth page and the "Ask Me" should show up there.

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    I may have an explaination for your issue. We are not suppose to ask for email addresses, but I'd like to send you some info which would be rather long to retype here.

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    Is this range using LP gas? What were the outdoor temps before and when this condition occured? What area of the country are you in?

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 mine was humidifier, orange flame is minerals in the water.

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  • thisismehlt Jan 23, 2011

    We have been trying to "fix" the orange flame situation on our gas stove (we use propane) for over 2 years. It only happens during the cold winter months. Finally a very knowledgeable service tech solved the mystery: It is due to our humidifier. When we turn the humidifier on, we get the orange flame. When we turn it off, the flame is blue. Why does this happen?

  • William Krems
    William Krems Feb 27, 2016

    Color of flame a mineral produces. calcium an orange flame. Humidifier puts water in the air, air with a lot of calcium burns orange.

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You say the stove is 2 years old, but is it new to you? i.e. Is it just now being installed at you home, or has it already been there for two years?

My first guess at this poblem would make sense if the stove is just now being installed in your home for the first time. There are jets in the control valves that are different based on whether you use natural gas or propane, which are delivered at different pressures. Normally you would see something like the issue you are seeing if a stove is equipped with propane jets but natural gas is being used (or vice versa). If this is actually the problem, then it is easily and inexpensively fixed by changing the jets.

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