low gas pressure on one burner


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Old 11-18-13, 12:56 PM
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low gas pressure on one burner

the front left burner on my stove will not light. The igniter works great. if I light it with a match, it burns like it is on low. The other burners work fine. I have cleaned everything and nothing worked. What now? It is a frigdiedaire.
 
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How old is stove? Could be burner orifice is restricted and just needs cleaning
 
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Old 11-19-13, 10:19 AM
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the stove is about 10 years old. I have cleaned all the orifices and have taken the flame spreader off and cleaned it also still burns as if on low when lit by match. the igniter is sparking just like the other three.
 
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Hello: Kelly

When you say you cleaned the orifices, does that mean you removed them??? Meaning unscrewed them from the gas manifold, cleaned the hole in the brass/bronze orifice and cleaned out the threaded pipe the orifice screws onto???

If you did fully unscrew and physically remove the orifices, might need to adjust the one low burner. Unscrewing it outward a few turns will allow more gas to flow out. Flames shut not be to large or the flames will create black soot and odors, etc.... Neither of which is a good condition...
 
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there is no gas manifold that I could see. Each burner has a pipe under it and they have a brass orifice screwed into it. I did remove it and held it up to the light and it was unobstructed. I cleaned it anyway as I had it out. There was nothing in the pipe. If I need to lift the top, How do you get it loose?
 
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Clarification:

The manifold IS the gas supply pipe or tube the orifice screws onto. Some stoves top burner gas supply manifolds are in the front of the knobs just behind the front panel and face forward horizontally with the orifices also horizontal and visible.

Some burners the orifice is vertical facing upward beneath the burner and in this type the orifices are screwed onto an aluminum gas supply tube. In this setup, the burner sits on top of the orifice. This type the orifice is fixed. Meaning it is NOT an adjustable orifice.

In the type where the black steel gas supply pipe runs horizontally along the front panel inside and behind the control knobs, the orifices face inward toward the center of the stove top horizontally. In this type the burners have burners tubes and they are set onto the orifices. Some of these types the orifices are adjustable by unscrewing them outward or in wards.

I suspect the burners control valve is defective. Based upon the fact you stated you removed IT? Hopefully, IT means the orifice???? If that is correct and the hole was unobstructed and so was the supply tube, then most likely the valve you have to turn is defective and somehow not fully opening.

You're rotating control valve fully opened but internally the valve may not be fully opening. If such is the case, it is a rare but at times a condition encountered by service reps even for a multi-stage control valve. A multi-stage valve is one in which clicks upon each change and flame size setting.

Hopefully, the above clears of the mis confusions, misunderstandings and mud...

 
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Mine is the orifice is vertical facing upward under the burner. I assume the burner control valve is the knob that turns the burner on. Is it hard to replace it and how do you does the top lift up or off?
 
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No one has a answer on the burner control and how the top comes up or off?
 
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Hello: Kelly

No one has a answer on the burner control and how the top comes up or off?
Help us to help you.
I'll take a guess here and say the top lifts up wards. Once all the hardware from the top is removed, very likely the top can be raised up, slide forward or back wards and/or removed. Usually held in place by two front clips mid way between upper top lid and lower panel. Or top may slide for wards and un clip itself.

You might have to use a flash light and look for hold down clips by looking through any openings in the rear of the stove. Clips would be either mid way points between upper lid and front stationary front panel as mentioned above. Also might need to look for hinges in and or on back part of top lid. Some indication(s) how top is removed. It was factory installed so it has a way or method of removal but each brand and model varies.

Or there might be clips/screws visibly seen beneath burners sides of the burners when they are removed. You'll need to look around areas where burners are for methods of holding down top lid. Which might lift straight up wards, slide forward or back wards, etc. Each brand uses a different method and some models are different also. Just like washing machines and dryers.

Possibly a few photos might help us to help you... Model number might help also.
 
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is the burner control valve the knob that turns the burner on?
 
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Old 12-23-13, 07:16 AM
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The valve is beneath the knob. Control knob, plastic knob used to turn burner on and adjust flame size etc is pressed onto the stem of the gas control valve. Have you been able to open the top lid??? No mentioning of your progress in accessing beneath the top lid....

In order to help you, kindly help us. Post more detailed info on the progress made as it's made. Not knowing where you are in the process makes it far more difficult for us to best offer you advice, suggestions and helpful info. One sentence provides very little in details.
 
 

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