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Fitting a second hand propane Jenn Air dual fuel. With new pipe, new supply tank

Fitting a second hand propane Jenn Air dual fuel. With new pipe, new supply tank


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Old 11-29-07, 09:22 AM
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Fitting a second hand propane Jenn Air dual fuel. With new pipe, new supply tank

Hi folks,
I'm having problems with this install. The cooktop burners don't get adequate fuel to light. Fuel supply is very low as only one burner will barely light, with a match. I replaced the new regulator at the tank(with another new). Blew out the iron pipe supply with air. Checked an online graph showing that my 30' of 1/2" pipe is good for 140k btu. And tried adjusting the small screw behind the burner valve handle. Nothing, no changes. Still just a light flame in one burner at a time. Any ideas? BTW: this stove has always been used with propane, I bought it from someone who has no N.G. on his island either.

Thanks, David
 
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Old 11-30-07, 07:37 AM
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Arrow A Few Possibilities

Hello David and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

All you have already done is good. Thanks for including it into the post information. At this point, based upon problem description and what was already done, possible there is a fuel restriction between supply pipe and the appliance.

If there is a shut off valve on the end of the supply pipe, check for a restriction of any type and be sure valve is opened fully.

Check fuel flex line or tubing connections. May find something inside either of them. Possible excessive pipe tape or sealant, etc if used, clogging up the passage ways... ?

If the appliance regulator was removed and then reinstalled, be sure the arrow on the bottom of the regulator points toward the inlet manifold pipe on the appliance. If regulator was removed and reinstalled, check for any possible obstructions in the connections.

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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Old 12-03-07, 06:51 PM
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Looks like the appliance regulator was snapped shut.

That'll do it yeah? Took it off and opened it up under brass bolt to reset it. Used a screw driver and pushed against the piston held by an internal spring. Boom! It works, Thanks Sharpe Advice. Maybe a problem manifested when removing from kitchen or bringing home here as this is a used unit.

The Jenn Air Pro Series unit sure is a nice bit of made in the USA.

Thank You, David
 
 

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