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Convertion to LP

I have a new Tappan/Frigidaire oven/stove Mod #TGF317ESB that I need to convert from natural gas to Propane. Unfortunately I do not have the instruct booklet that tells me how. Do you now how or where I can get these instructions?

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Re: Convertion to LP

Generally, there is a kit to do this. Contact the manufacturer.

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How do you convert from gas to propane ?

You need to change the jets , different gasses have a different size hole in the jet.
The manufacture supplies other jets, if the appliance is designed for both gasses.
LP (propane) jets have a smaller hole than Natural (Methane) Gas.
The pressure of LP gas is higher, to be able to suck in more oxygen.

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Changing your gas appliance from natural gas to LP or vice versa.

You have an LP gas stove which you really like and would like to take to a new home but the new home has a natural gas hookup. Since natural gas is already available it would be convenient to be able to use it. Can you convert your unit over to work on natural gas?

Yes it is possible to convert any LP gas appliance to natural gas or from natural gas to LP. The only difference is the size of the orifice used in the burner.

LP gas is composed of a much larger molecule than natural gas and requires a larger orifice to output the same amount of gas as a natural gas unit at the same setting. Therefore if you used an LP stove on natural gas it would produce too much heat and burn rather intensely. If you used a natural gas stove on LP it would not have much flame at all. You can see the problem. The solution is also obvious. You need the correct orifice.

Changing the orifice is easy. It is located in the middle of the burner and unscrews out of the unit. Install the new one the opposite way. Do not overtighten it.Usually the burners are made of soft metal and can strip easily.

The parts you would need are available at most good appliance stores but I would recommend the following site . The parts will be cheaper at repairclinic. They have parts for almost any brand and a great search engine. They also have excellent videos showing how to make the repair.

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Can you converta lincoln impinger from natural gas to propane

Yes you need to go to your gas company and ask them to convert it to LP use they will change burner orfis hrom Natural use to LP use.

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I have a Sears Kenmore Elite 790 hooked up to propane .. is it ok to have it hooked up to propane or is this over for natural gas only?

Kenmore Gas ranges can be used with Natural gas or Lp. They come from the factory set up for Natural gas so if you want to use Lp it needs to be converted by you or your gas company. There are several adjustments that have to be made and some ranges require orifices to be changed. Your installation manual tells how to convert it but if you're not sure about doing it you would be better off the call the gas man.

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Recently purchased Frig. gas stove.Want to convert from natural gas to Lp.Do you remove spud and insert Lp oriface in spud then screw spud back onto line?Lp oriface is a lot smaller than oriface for...

Not really sure which model you have but when converting the over, ether bake or broil burner you tighten down the orfice cap. If you remove the burner off the oven valve you will notice that you can put a wrench on the orfice cap. Just tighten snuggly. If you over tighten you will crush the orfice under the cap.

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Propane stove burns yellow & creates soot

clean the orfices and tubes and then if possible adjust your air mixture setting also

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I have a gas oven. The flame burns yellow and leaves too much soot on the wall near the flame. Is there a way to clean the element thing? Dave

I am not sure. However, people in our area of sc, have had burner problems because a local utility added propane to their natural gas because they got it a bargain. guy

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Pat, it is very important that all appliances that used natural are guaranteed to be LP Gas approved. Fact is natural gas uses about 1/4 oz. psi where Lp Gas uses 8lbs. to 13psi
This is critical that the person doing the work has experience in converting the two types to prevent fire or property damage. I hope I helped answer your question, let me know if this works out for you. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Problem gas cooker

Go on line to westing and look up your model, go to the help page and ask for their assistance, gas is not something to fool around with, I suspect it is the orifice that have not been converted to propane, I had a similar problenm with the stove top burners, and the orifices needed to be changed to (converted ) to run on propane gas.Some times manufactures send the converter orfices but most of the time you have to ask for them if you are running on propane, most stoves are set up for natural gas not propane.Most of the time the store clerks don't ask you if you will be running on propane , you have to tell them and the professional who installs the unit needs to install the orifices. Please be careful! If you installed the stove your self, you need to contact a professional installer to correctly adjust these .

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How do I adjust the flame on my Frigidaire model FGS383BADK stove?

its going to be listed in the installation manual ,not use and care, youre going to need to convert oven for lp gas. i would call the manufacture with the modelk number and ask for hte coorect conversin kit, for such a thing

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