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Brenda Griggs Posted on Dec 22, 2006
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Kenmore Gas Range Oven not Working Properly

We installed the gas range according to the installation guide for LP gas. We turned the regulator around like it says when using LP gas. The problem is when the oven is turned on it shoots flames up from the bottom of the oven almost to the top. How do we adjust the flame?

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  • Brenda Griggs Dec 23, 2006

    Thanks for your help!!

  • Brenda Griggs Dec 23, 2006

    Catriver,

    That worked!!! Thanks for your help. I have to cook some things to take to my mother-in-law's house for Christmas Eve and didn't know what I was going to do!!!

    Brenda

  • PeePaw Dec 24, 2007

    I have a 7 Year old range, when it was installed the heat protection plate for the Safety Valve was not put back by the installers. Over time it destroyed the Safety Valve WB19K0031. I purchased a new one from Sears for $99.95 and then found out later I could have bought it for half that. I had the same problem as gregsb's and thanks to Catriver just before Christmas on Sunday 12/23/07 I was able to fix my problem. Now we can cook our pies and Ham. Thank You Catriver.

  • cdzgang Jan 20, 2009

    Same problem. Just installed this new stove. Followed all of the instructions to a Tee. Still, very high flame coming up sides of the oven. I adjusted the thing over the needle valve. Not sure if I should try to tighten it more. Seems pretty tight alreadt. I don't want to strip it out.

    Any ideas???

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    kenmore gas range model 74032

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Lp conversion diagram for kenmore model74333 gas range

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the flame is mostly orange instead of blue

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    can you feel a definite stop when turning the spud down?when adjusting a kenmore gas range from nat.gas to lpcan you feel a definite stop when turning the spud down?

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Greg, sounds like your needle valve is not seated. Remove the bottom drawer. Look back to the base of the burner where the shutter air adjustment is. Right under there is the valve which should have a 1/2 inch or 7/16 nut. (I Forgot what size). Turn this nut clockwise until the flame is adjusted to the correct size, should be a nice blue flame. The nut maybe hard to turn because you are seating the needle. Catriver..post back

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My kenmore gas stove has a light blinking and will on come on. it will work in the sefl clean mode only

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The oven gas valve will open and ignite the burners if it is taped.

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