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Lg conversion to lp

How do I access the gas orifice? I see no access panel

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  • nottheburbs Oct 26, 2007

    I have gotton almost that far but the panal with the door will not pull off towards the bottom. Is there anything else I need to take off like the door?

  • RAFE13 Oct 04, 2008

    WHAT DO YOU DO TO GET THE TOP OFF AND WHAT ARE THE NEXT SEQUENCE OF STEPS.

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Remove the top, and than the control panel, and than the front will come off to expose the gas burner on the bottom right side...

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