gas range burners sputter


Old 01-27-11, 06:27 PM
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gas range burners sputter

Our GE XL44 propane range just started acting up after a decade of trouble free service. The top burners sputter periodically. They light fine but every 10 to 15 seconds about half the flames of the burner will go out for a second and then come back, like a ghostly wind just blew by. Twice now they've even gone out, spewing unburned gas into the kitchen. It's like we got a bad batch of propane or something - is that possible? Any ideas for cause and cure?
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Old 01-27-11, 10:27 PM
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Sounds like the regulator/gas valves. Sputtering.....

Have the water column tested before and after reg/gas valves.

Tank empty???

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As usual lawrosa is right. COULD also be some liquid propane getting in the line. But more likely erratic gas pressure.
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Tanks is full. Temps have been above average, 50s and 60s daytime, 20s 30s at night. Now today the burners are fine, no sputtering. Could it be some moisture was in the last fill of propane and it worked its way through the lines causing sputtering and is now gone? Just wondering if that's a plausible answer.
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