Brand new Whirlpool gas range with leaking burners and huge flames.

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Question Brand new Whirlpool gas range with leaking burners and huge flames.

Brand new wfg371lvs Whirlpool gas range was converted from NG to Propane, following the instructions completely. Once propane was turned on you could smell it and hear it flowing. Shut it off. Rechecked all the fittings, including regulator setting. Turned propane back on. Had fainter propane smell. Started the right front burner, the whoosh & flame were much larger than what it should be (sounded like a torch starting, not a stove burner). Flame is blue, but extra large. If you turn on another burner at the same time, the right front burner flame gets smaller. With each other burner getting turned on, it continues to get smaller. There is a loud & constant sound of flowing propane.
The kit that came with stove for conversion was used. All orifices were changed, regulator was adjusted, is there something else that needs to be done?
Old 08-05-11, 05:46 AM
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Hello Brandon. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Based upon the problem description described, seems the orifices are wrong. The propane orifices should be those with the smaller holes. Double check them all. You'll also have to verify that the orifices are the non adjustable types. Meaning, when you fully unscrew (remove) one, there is no pointed projectile sticking out of the threaded tube the orifice was removed from. If there is one, then the existing orifices need to be closed down to reduce flame size.

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.

***If and or when you attempt any repairs, "Be sure the electrical power 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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