Whirlpool LP to Gas conversion


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Old 11-11-05, 07:41 PM
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Hi I have a whirlpool gas stove model # SF365BEYN0 and I need to convert it from LP to Natural Gas. We have the orpheus's but cannot locate where to put them on the stove. Can you please direct me in finding them. Once found we know how to change it but a refresher would be nice. The stove was given to me by a friend that used LP and my home is natural gas.
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Old 11-11-05, 08:25 PM
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Hello Gail and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

The orifices are located at the back end of each burner. The long tube from each burner sits on the orifice. Which looks like a hex nut on it's one end and a thimble on the other end. Remove the burner and the orifice will be there.

The ovens burner tube also sits on the orifice. The front of the burner will be secured with a clip or cotter pin. The back end secured by a slotted blade. The tube is likely to curve downwards and onto the gas control valve. The orifice is the brass or bronze hex nut on the gas valve the sticks upwards.

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Old 11-11-05, 09:02 PM
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Smile Whirlpool LP to Gas conversion

Thankyou,
We did find the orphesus but now we arent as knowledgable as we thought..lol How do we do the conversion from LP to Natural Gas . We have the new orphesus to do it but not sure of the exact specs. Any help would be awesome.
Thanks Gail
 
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Smile another ? on Whirlpool Conversion from Lp to Gas

Thankyou,
We did find the orphesus but now we arent as knowledgable as we thought..lol How do we do the conversion from LP to Natural Gas . We have the new orphesus to do it but not sure of the exact specs. Any help would be awesome.
Thanks Gail
 
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Old 11-12-05, 03:40 AM
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Hello: Gail

Once the burners are off, unscrew the existing orifices and screw on the replacements to the same positions as the existing ones. Than reinstall the burners exactly as they where when you started. Reinstall the hold down tabs with the same screws you removed to secure that burners in place.

The orifices have 7/16th inch hex nut ends. Use an open ended 7/16th inch wrench to remove and reinstall the orifices. Doubt any other adjustments will need to be made.

The regulator is the part the supply gas is connected to. On it there will be a device and or lever that needs to be moved or turned from Nat to LP. That should automatically convert the appliances regulator from LP to Natural gas.

There is very likely a set screw on the ovens thermostat that also needs to be set to LP. Remove the temperature knob and using a flashlight look for a slotted screw on the body of the T-Stat. Turn the screw from LP to N or Nat.

Models vary. So a conversion is not always one standard procedure method. The above is the basic and or common conversion method. Yours may vary slightly. The local appliance parts store can help further, if needed. As can the natural gas supplier. Ask them for assistance, if need be.

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