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Gas range top burners too hot

New Maytag gas range, running propane, pro-installed and conversion. Top burners set to lowest setting, but still cannot get burners low enough to simmer. Any way to further adjust burners for a lower "low" setting?

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool gas cooktop, running on LP with a converter, installed by professional, but even on the lowest settings, the burners are too hot, can't get good low heat or simmer.

  • Margee_J Jul 06, 2008

    Have a Magic Chef natural gas range, sealed burners and control knobs. On two of the burners the flames are so high they are now over 1 1/2" high and creating black soot on the range and my pots. It's 8 years old and this just started recently. I thought maybe cleaning products caused this, but I thoroughly cleaned all the holes with clear water and toothpicks, but it didn't help. I can't figure out how to adjust the flame. Any ideas on what I can do?? p.s. I can't find the manual and having lots of trouble trying to track one down. My model # is: CGB3742BDW just in case anyone out there might know where I can find one. Thanks, Maggie :-)

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    low gas pressure

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Get the installation manual for your range, and find the part on adjusting the low heat for the burners. On my Whirlpool, I found there is an adjustment screw inside the control knob shaft of each burner. The manual says turn the burner on low, remove the knob, then turn this screw until the flames are 1/4" high. Super-easy, it took me 5 minutes to do. I am sure all ranges have similar adjustments, might be in different locations - check the manual.

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those with sealed top burners, which are pretty much the standard today, and the conventional, 'non-sealed' ones.
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