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That is not a valid Kenmore model number

Kenmore Kitchen... | Answered 17 minutes ago


#39; what is this ??

GE Hotpoint... | Answered 56 minutes ago


The gas supply pressure could be too high and it could be worth checking or if your supply isn't regulated, try fitting a regulator. Maybe the regulator is faulty if you have one.

From memory I think most domestic gas appliances need a supply pressure of 11 inches on a water manometer. Butane pressures can become quite high in warm weather (and drop to zero at freezing point).

Perhaps your new cooker is jetted for natural gas (methane). As that fuel gas has a lower calorific value than butane the jets would probably be bigger.

As a temporary measure you could try using a hotplate for simmering. I have a gadget that is two sheets of perforated steel with an air gap of about half an inch between them. It is nicely made with a useful handle and a loop for hanging and when placed over a low gas flame it allows me to place the glass coffee pot on it with no chance of damage.
Someone local could surely make you such a gadget if you don't find an everyday item that could be used. A car brake drum would lift your simmering pan a few inches and tend to diffuse the heat...

In the laboratory at school there was an asbestos pad to fit over the bunsen burner so flasks could be heated more gently.

I suggest you take a walk and look around with different eyes to see what you can find...

Kitchen Ranges | Answered 1 hour ago


Try Googling (brand)(1285)(manual) without parens.

Kitchen Ranges | Answered Yesterday


On that one you don't. It has been condemned and should have a lock out tag on it. There is no door handle which renders it unsafe to use. Try to use it and I will write you up :>)

I am a chef, caterer, manager since 1968.

Kitchen Ranges | Answered Yesterday


The current 2008 manual says...

Setting the clock
When first connected, or after a power failure longer than 15 seconds, ‘0.00’ and AUTO will
flash on the display. To set the clock, press the <hand> button and then the <+> and <-> buttons.
Note: Changing the time (by pressing ) will delete any automatic program.

However this had no effect whatsoever on our 2002 vintage model. Frustrated random button pushes suggested:
<timer>+<cook> (two leftmost buttons together) will switch you into time set mode where you can then adjust by the <+> and <-> buttons.

Kitchen Ranges | Answered 2 days ago


I'd guess you are correct--not enough gas pressure. Is shut off valve fully open? No kinks in gas line?

GE Kitchen... | Answered 2 days ago

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