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Converting Kenmore gas range to LP???

I've replaced the cooktop burner spuds, flipped over the regulator plug, but there are NO adjustable spuds...just fixed for the oven burner or the broiler burner. The conversion kit that came with the stove only had the 4 cooktop spuds. Am I missing something? It's a Kenmore model #790.78531602 Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • jimmy j Sep 30, 2007

    The nipples that inject the gas into the oven/broiler burners.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have converted the top burners with no problem , incl. the regulator. The broil burner works well but the oven burner ( bottom one) does not get a steady blue flame no matter how I adjust the air flutter. Am I missing a step somewhere.

  • Nevrstop Dec 25, 2007

    I have converted the top burners with no problem. The broil top burner works well. The bottom oven burner does not get a steady blue flame, it also smells real strong of propane.(excessive). Am I missing a step or is there an adjustment besides for adjusting the air flutter.

  • sjDIY Feb 02, 2008

    I purchased Elite model 790.36723600, and attempted conversion. Kit included new orifices only. First step of directions show how to modify the regulator. Problem is picture of regulator doesn't match actual part. From what I see there is no nylon gas indicator to switch around. Label on regulator show meter settings for NG and LP. Makes me wonder if this part is a new design that accepts NG or LP with out modification. Also, turned out spuds to LP settings. Sears was no help. Their installer wouldn't know what to do. I was told by 800-4myhome that I need to contact my LP provider, and have them do the conversion. At this point, I'm surfing the web for anything on the regulator design. Unable to contact LP provider, because it's the weekend.

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  • acdoc Mar 30, 2008

    converted top burners with the new orifices,ove flipped, and still no safe operation of oven

  • GLewisak Apr 09, 2008

    I converted a new range, 790 model to LP. The conversion kit came with the orfices for the range top burners which I replaced, I flipped the regulator as instructed, screwed down the spuds to the broiler and oven. Opened the air to the oven burner as well as the broiler.

    The range top burners work well.

    PROBLEM: The broiler and oven flames can not be adjusted properly with air to eliminate the yellow flame and produce only a blue flame. Should the orfices to the oven and broiler be replaced?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    Pressure regulator is not the one pictured

    does it need a new regulator to convert it to LP Kenmore Elite ****



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I just converted mine and the regulator plug was not the same as the one in the manual. It had a black plastic piece snapped into the cap that had to be turned over for LP. I unsnapped it and turned it over. I changed the nipples for the burners and they worked great. The oven orifice had to be turned all the way down (clockwise) ans the air damper opened.
When I did all this the oven still had a large yellow and blue flame. I raised the oven orifice up 2 turns and then turned it down all the way and the oven flame was perfect! The oven orifice is hard to turn so make sure that you turn it all the way down using a 1/2 inch wrench.

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I had success with the conversion. The directions are very cryptic, but it can be done, without the professional emptying your wallet, for 5 minutes worth of work. No adjustments needed on the air shutters, once they are wide open. The orifices are the pain-in-the-a$$es. You need some small tools to get to them, or chance dropping them under the top....which wasn't fun. Oh...and watch which orifice goes where...there are 3 sizes. So, short version, change orifices, open shutters, and flip regulator setting from NG to LG. Orifices take the longest time. ~ sjDIY

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I have a sears kenmore gas range. When I turn the oven on it gives me an alarm that reads f10 what does that mean and how do I correct the problem?

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No if you need to make adj. to the bake and broil there are air shutters the tips of the flame should be orange

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What are 'spuds'?

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

  • bluesy Aug 04, 2012

    "Spuds " are "orifices" also "jets" , the little brass inserts that have smaller holes for propane.


Call your gas company before you cause yourself a carbon monoxide problem or catch something on fire,that is why guys like myself had to get licensed to do conversions so it is done properly

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