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Why is my flame showing yellow when oven is on and makes a slight popping sound when flame reignites. The top burners have a nice blue flame

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  • lf04259 Oct 11, 2010

    is this condition dangerous? Will I beable to clean my oven without worrying about an explosion? I have been baking and noticed this the other nite, is it ok to bake with the flame yellow like that?

  • lf04259 Oct 11, 2010

    I don't know what this response means, as long as main valve is shut off gas entering kitchen. My question is can I use the self cleaning of the oven and can I bake in the oven with the yellow flame showing?? Also contacting the technical staff of the mark, who would that be? I am confused by your use of different wording.

  • lf04259 Oct 11, 2010

    I am concerned that I will have a gas explosion and don't understand what he is telling me. Just makes no sense.

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If your oven fails to light immediately after the gas builds up then you will need to replace the oven's defective igniter

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Likely, the gas is brought from the burner valve to the burner through a venturi tube. The burner control knobs that you see on the control panel attach directly to the burner valve. This valve controls how much gas is sent to the burner. To get a larger flame, you send more gas to the burner. The venturi tube between the burner valve and the burner allows the gas to properly mix with air for clean combustion. The air and gas mix then flows into the burner where the pilot flame or ignitor ignites it. On models with a spark ignition, there is usually a spark switch attached to the burner valve, a spark module and the spark ignitor. When you turn the valve, the switch tells the spark module to send electricity to the spark ignitor to create the spark to ignite the gas. Almost all older cooktops with unsealed burner units allow you to raise the entire top for cleaning and service.

Sound like any bad valve or clogged tube; check here to know how this works: how-bake-valve-works-C21.

Hope helps.

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    ZJ Limited Oct 11, 2010

    This may be due to the air/gas mixture being incorrect, the appliance may have been improperly converted. A flame is burning gas, but the flame may be colorless or yellow. For
    illuminating purposes a yellow flame is desirable, because the glowing
    particles of carbon in the flame give off light. But for cooking, a flame as nearly colorless as may be, is best. This is not only
    because such a flame is hotter, but because the other flame will deposit
    soot; and unburned soot on the saucepans means wasted fuel as well as extra trouble in washing. Air admitted to the gas furnishes
    an amount of oxygen sufficient to burn up the soot.

    When a gas stove is
    first installed, the plumber making the connection regulates, by means
    of a small valve in each, the amount of air necessary for each burner.
    This may need to be changed later if conditions change; but usually any
    change in the flame, particularly a sudden one, means that the burner
    has become clogged, perhaps by something spilled over it. In this case,
    if it does not readily burn clear again, the burner should be detached
    and boiled out in a weak solution of washing soda.


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    ZJ Limited Oct 11, 2010

    Cleaning tasks can be performed without any fear, so long as the main valve is shut off gas entering the kitchen. If the situation happens again, I suggest contacting the technical staff of the mark, in order that the task is more thorough cleaning or to determine the change of damaged parts.

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Oct 11, 2010

    Cleaning tasks can be performed without any fear, so long as the main valve is shut off gas entering the kitchen. If
    the situation happens again, I suggest contacting the technical staff
    of the mark, in order that the task is more thorough cleaning or to
    determine the change of damaged parts.

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Oct 11, 2010

    If the first self-cleaning work wont work, I suggtes call technical service. This is my comments.

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