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Gas range burner flame too high and too yellow.

I have just replaced the orifices in the Magic chef gas range Model # CGR1420BDW. I changed them when the gas tubing got kinked and broken (don't ask) Now the flame is very high and very yellow. The range is in a rural location that uses LP gas. Now I wonder if the stove was ever converted for lp from natural gas.
Is there a way to check? Is there a conversion kit? Or a conversion switch or dial? Any other ideas?

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Did it work OK in that location before the changes?
Sounds like you used Natural gas parts instead of LP.
Lp orifices have smaller holes than Nat.

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