We bought this range used. Converted it to LP. Top burners work fine as does the broiler. Problem is with the oven. Although the ignitor goes on and is very bright, it takes at least 5 minutes and sometimes up to 10 min. for burners to go on and then oven will heat to approx. 225 degrees (we had it set for 350) and then burners go off and the smell of propane ensues. We obviously immediately turned off the oven.
Upon readjusting the oven hood to its optimal setting (turns out it is the most closed/natural gas setting such that the flames do not jump off the burner and have slight yellow tipping), we were able to get the oven up to its default setting of 350 degrees at which time the burner clicked off and the ignitor followed suit. When temperature dropped, the ignitor came back on but after 10 minutes, the oven burners would not re-light. We turned off the oven and don't know what next to do.
Please help......we just want to bake some cookies!!!
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Sounds like that ignitor is weak. When the ignitor glows it builds up resistance to the gas valve for gas to come in. If it sometimes takes 10 min then the proper resistance isn't there and this will give you that gas smell. Replace the ignitor and this should solve your problem. Can expect to pay $80 - $100 for the part.
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when the lp conversion is done , it is normally just a jet size change that is done
however the air shroud has to also be adjusted to get a clean blue burn of the flame
The just jet change results in a slightly yellow flame which is incomplete burn of the gas and that creates carbon build up at the jet and burners causing partial blockage
I would suggest that you call in an accredited gas fitter to check the problem and if necessary , clean the jets and adjust the air shroud
There should be a set of orifices for each burner as well as the oven and broiler. When the unit was converted to propane, these orifices should have been replaced and the ones for gas put in with the conversion kit installation information. The kit should have been reattached near the pressure regulator.
If the kit was missing the orifices, then, yes, you are missing pieces. Check with your coworker if the conversion kit was missing. If you have the kit, it can be easily done by any appliance installer (or repair person) licensed for handling NG. (At least on our range, the conversion kit installation was straight forward. Every orifice was clearly labeled with the labels different for each burner and for the gas/LP kits (ABCD (NG) vs MNOP (LP)) .) The regulator is the only part that switched for LP or NG without the kit.
As I recall, the only tools we needed for the top burners were a small wrench (10 mm) and a small flat blade screwdriver. Remove one orifice and put in the appropriate replacement. Then adjust the burners so that they didn't blow out when the oven was opened or quickly turned from high to low (for the simmer burner). The oven and broiler took a bit longer. Several screws had to be removed to get at the orifices. Then the air flow had to be adjusted for the incoming gas.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (the conversion installation manual was on the counter during installation; I read it while it was open.)
Al, you need to seat the needle valve on the bake. Remove the bottom drawer, right below the bake burner you will see the nut just below the air shutter adjustment. Turn this nut clockwise a few times, it might seem hard but just do it. Then try the bake again, you should have a nice bluel flame. Tenbears.
hi thanks for the question check to see if the broiler igniter is broken that could be the problem do you use the broil more than the bake if you do then change the broil igniter thanks the appliance doc
Sounds like the oven ignitor is weak. You can look at the ignitor. If it is kind of white looking or doesn't have a full glow when on that is most likely the problem. Especially if it does eventually light now. You can expect to pay $80 to $100 for the part.