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Why does the oven burner seem to be getting too much gas?

All changes made to convert to LP but can't get burner to adjust to blue flame.

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Possible problem with the gas regulator allowing too much gas through the system. On LP systems the regulator should be on the storage tank. The regulator on the range usually has a changeable cap and plunger. One direction is for LP and the other direction is NAT gas. In the LP position, the plunger actually holds the range regulator wide open letting the one on the storage tank do the job.

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