propane stove problem


Old 03-18-11, 04:55 PM
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propane stove problem

i have a propane stove, have had it for years, and for the last 2 weeks i've had this problem where if you turn the oven on and have a burner running you lose 50+% heat to the burner. in the last few days it has gotten to the point where if there are 2 burners running neither of them can run at full cappacity. i figure it has something to do with a build up of crap from the propane, so how do i clear it all out? the line for the propane tank to the stove is new, as is the regulator, which says to the the clog is somewhere withing the stove's line. what can i do?
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Old 03-19-11, 07:32 AM
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Hello maliceaver and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

Fuel flow problems can have several causes and/or possibilities. You first have to ensure the main supply isn't the causes before assuming any clogs exist and/or parts are defective. Test to be positively sure no restrictions exist in the main fuel flow line.

Once that is done and no problem exists, next likely possible cause is that regulator you recently installed. Be sure it is installed with the arrow facing in the direction of the fuel flow. Installed back-wards, it can and or may restrict all or some fuel flow.

Build up of crap? Kindly explain exactly what you mean by "Crap" and exactly where is this build up???? If cleaning of the burners is needed, do so. Read the info pertaining to cleaning burners in the sticky note >HERE<

Possible the burner orifices require some cleaning. Remove, clean and replace them. Check the burner tubes and burner heads. Clean as recommended in the sticky note, etc.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers on line web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, repair and or owners manuals which may be available on line.

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

Read The Sticky Advice And Information Note In This Topic: Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Sites. Range/Stove/Oven/Broiler Info, Leak Detection, Fault Codes, Fuel Conversion & Links - Community Forums

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