Fuel Conversion Question


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Old 09-27-02, 01:03 PM
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LP conversion

I bought a used gas stove that has to be coverted from natural gas to LP. There is some instructions on the serial plate saying to switch over the valve to the LP setting, but I can't find it.

My stove is a Tappan, model number 30-2226-00/02159-27233434. It is about 10 years old (I think).

Let me know. Thanks. I contacted the Electrolux company about an owners manual, but I have not heard from them yet.

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Old 09-27-02, 06:07 PM
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Hello Matt and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

The valve referred to is the appliance regulator. Many of these valves simply require flipping a tiny level from one postion to the other.

There should be 2 markings on the valve indicating each of the fuel positions. LP for propane and NAT for natural.

There may also be a tiny lever or set screw on the thermostat control valve. This valve will be behind the thermostat.

To gain access to it, remove the thermostats temperature knob by pulling it forward. Then look behind the knob for either of the two conversion methods.

Read the prior postings on this fuel conversion topic, within this forum, for other postings and the replies offered. You'll find instructions to make the conversion already posted.

To read the earlier posting questions, Go back to the main forum page where all the topics are displayed. Then scroll down that page change the date back, if needed, to view those earlier thread postings.

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Old 09-27-02, 10:52 PM
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Hi,

**I contacted the Electrolux company about an owners manual, but I have not heard from them yet.**

Owners manual is on-line....nothing in it for conversion but lots of other good info

ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/augusta/2001SL/001/00000412.pdf

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Old 09-30-02, 03:35 PM
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Thumbs up Orfices

You will also need to repalce the orfices with larger nat gas ones.
 
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Old 10-01-02, 08:43 AM
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Stop. Don't try to replace orifices and all that other stuff.

I believe the range that you have can be converted fairly easily on it's own. I have a Tappan 30-2022-00 that I recently converted from LP to Natural Gas by following the details on the following site:

[URL=http://www.applianceaid.com/convert_gas_wci.html]

You will see a big hand drawn arrow on that page follow the details from there.

It's not hard to do if the range is set up for that conversion.
 
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Old 10-01-02, 11:35 AM
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Thanks, by reading through these threads, my manual, [ for a Magic chef that is claimed not to exist ] I was able to complete a conversion from Natgas to Propane.
You all have been most helpful.
Greg
 
 

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