we have a Kenmore gas stove, and its making a whining/humming noise


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Old 01-11-10, 02:55 PM
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we have a Kenmore gas stove, and its making a whining/humming noise

when the burners are on. It varies in pitch and volume when you turn the dials. We moved to our current house 4 months ago, I remodeled the kitchen, and when I hooked this stove up that's when the noise started. It's only 13 months old(just past the warranty- of course!), and I have replaced the supply valve and supply line. There are no leaks, I checked all connections with leak detector. I hate to pay $130 for a service call if its something I could fix myself, but I don't know what to do at this point. Any ideas?
 
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Hello cptnick. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Based upon the problem description, the most likely cause is air and fuel ratios. Either to much air or to much fuel into the top burners. Which will create a hum, whistle or whining sound. Generically referred to as "noise."

Burner air ratio to fuel can be adjusted by slightly closing the air shutters on the burner tubes. One at a time close each shutter slightly and test. Flame must remain all blue. Listen to the burner while doing this adjustment. Noise should stop when properly adjusted.

Once one burner adjusted and no noise heard, move on to next burner. Reminder. Adjust air shutter only slightly and be sure to re-tighten the tiny screw that secures shutter in place on the burner tube.

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Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Advice & Information HERE: Range/Stove/Oven/Broiler Info, Leak Detection, Fault Codes, Fuel Conversion & Links - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

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