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Burner flame height adjustment

Brand new gas model 790.7885 Is it possible to adjust flame height on the surface burners? The "power burner" center when bridged with the back is a much higher flame than the back. Also is yellow in color. (propane orifices have been installed).

Should all igniters be arcing no matter which burner is selected for lighting?

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All ignitors will always arc whenever one of them does.

I haven't worked with propane systems much, but it seems you may need the propane pressure regulator adjusted.

If the problem is only with the power burner, I would ensure that particular orifice was actually changed. The hole in a propane orifice is smaller than for natural gas.

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