Question about GE 36 in. Profile JGP963 Stainless Steel Gas Cooktop
All burners cook with excessive heat. Is there an adjustment I can make? Flame color (air/fuel mixture) is ideal.
For a test try this: When a burner is on and nothing is on the grate,
tap the grate with the back end of a knife handle. Just tap or rap it
several times. Notice the flame color? More orange than prior. Tapping
stirs up more dust from within the surrounding air and debris from the
grates causing more orange flames. Nothing uncommon or unsafe. Can
recreate this condition on anyones stove burners at any given time. More
dust more orange flames. All is than OK.
The whitish power around the pilot lights is caused by products in the natural gas. Usually caused by a high sulfur content. Can also be caused by pilot flames which are too large. Pilots should be no higher the the top of the cup around the pilot flame. Best pilot flame height is only half the height of the surrounding wind protective cup.
Be sure the surrounding pilot wind protective cup are clean and the air openings at the base of the cups are opened and free of debris, etc. Pilot flame color should be blue at the base of the flame and have a tiny yellow tip on the top of the flame.
Too high a pilot flame will create black soot and whitish powder may even be created with low sulfur content in the gas. The pilot flame height and the cups being cleaned out with all openings around the circumference is required to have a clean burning flame with no excessive amounts of whitish powder being created or left behind.
Black soot is never acceptable. The conditions which cause soot will also create odors and burn the top cover of the lid or it's chrome vent cap and/or cause discoloring to the enameled top etc.
To adjust a pilot flame, follow the thin aluminum tubes from the pilots to the black gas supply manifold where the knobs are under the top lid. There will be a tiny set screw. Use a tiny slot bladed screw drive to turn the set screws clock wise to reduce the pilot flames heights or counter clock wise to increase height but only enough so flame height is half to two thirds the height of the protective cup.
If this not solve your clues, you will need call a service technician to adjust. (adjustments are not covered by the warranty).
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Posted on Jul 07, 2010
please is this a gas burner or an electric burner?
I look forward to your reply,
bye for now.
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