Low flame in Stove

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Old 03-07-11, 07:07 PM
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Low flame in Stove

Hi there - please help me out.

I am getting very low flames in my stove for a long time. I check the gas control knob down and hidden underneath my stove in the back of drawer (my stove is located in a center island and there are drawers around) and it looks full open. I also tried to open the top of the stove to see anything wrong but I decided not to because of safety reason. But I noticed ther are aluminium pipes connect the main line to four stoves. Now, is it possible that those pipes gets clogged after years of use? Does gas lines get clogged at all. How do I know what is the problem? It is getting annoyingly low to cook on it comfortably.

Please let me know how can I solve the problem.

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Sharif
 
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Old 03-09-11, 05:41 AM
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Hello Sharif and Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

Read the post multiple times without an ability to determine a few details and specific information. ....???....

Need more detailed and specific information. Plus clarifications. Kindly help us help you by providing the details to questions below.

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Based upon what I am reading, you have one stove and/or cook top with four (4) burners??? .YES? NO? Brief clarification explanation please.

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OR four (4) cook-tops with four (4) burners each??? YES? NO? Brief clarification explanation please.

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One fuel supply to one cook top?

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OR one fuel supply line to each of four (4) cook-tops??? Each with four burners???
Total 16 burners???? OR only four burners???

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Fuel type???
Propane?
Natural Gas?

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Aluminum Lines? Supply lines TO the appliances?
OR gas lines to each burner in the appliance to each burner?
Explain and clarify please.

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Is the current condition always been present or a condition that is getting worse???

There could be any one or multiple possible causes for low flames.

One could be a restricted main line gas supply line. Or a line into the appliance, through a shut off valve and/or somewhere within the appliance and/or a supply line from a propane supply tank or natural gas supply line, meter and/or regulator at the meter, etc.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

"Be sure the electrical power and the gas supply to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part."

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Old 07-19-11, 09:11 AM
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Hi there, yes it is really annoyingly low - takes long time to cook. Here are the anwers of your questuons:

1: Yes - One stove with 4 burners - two larger and two smaller size - like in most home and is located in a center island in the middle of the kitchen.
2: One cook top with 4 burners
3: Yes - one fule supply to the cooktop.
4: Only four burners
5. Town provided natural gas
6. The aluminum pipe I was referring to are the pipes that connect the supply line to each of the four burners - located underneath the burners. The question was - are these pipes ever get clogged like water pipes - I don't know if natural gas has any greasy residue or not.
7. The condition seems to be the same since we bought the house three years ago - it was always low - my wife was never happy with the flame. We visit other houses and see that people has higher flame that we get in out cooktop.

My house runs on natural gas - heating, water heater, cokking - we do not have problem in other areas.

So, what seems to be the problem - is it the appliance itself - this is a old unit and we cannot find the similar one to replace it. My wife likes it because it has black glass top and easy to clean. We'd love to fix it if we can.

If we need to call somebody to come and look - who are the people I sould call. I'd like to have somebody who really understand the problem and suggest a solution.

Thanks,

Sharif
 
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Old 08-20-11, 03:16 PM
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Okay - looks like nobody has any suggestion what should I do: Here is couple of more questions:

1. What kind of people should I ask to come to my home and check what's wrong with the cooktop- not a handyman, not a electrician - what kind of technician are they and how can I find them (I posted an ad in craiglist seeking service - didn't any call)

2. I am also thinking of replacing the cooktop. I just wanted to be sure - it is/is not the supply, connection or any other problem. If I replace the cooktop and the problem remains - that will be too bad for me.

3. We cook a lot - I need high flame - high heat burners. We looked at two GE models with 15000 and 18000 BTU. We need a 30 inch cooktop. Any suggestion about cooktops - pros and cons, the best model for the price etc.?

Thanks to everybody.

Sharif Uddin
 
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Old 08-21-11, 04:20 PM
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It sounds to me: You may be set up for LP. (propane) Check the rating plate. Does your utility make service calls, if yes call them before you do anything else.
 
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