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 Posted: Sun Oct 24th, 2010 10:06 pm
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:shock: MY "Girine"buddy,had no time to wait for Propane Tech to convert his fancy new(2009)GE/Hotpoint,Stainless Steel "fancy,schmancy,Gas Range modelFGFL79GCA! So,as he claims,he "TIGHTENED" the Oven burner orifice!After watching the "Yellerist" flame I EVER saw,in 25 14 years of Apartment/residential ,maintenance! I took a 5/8" open end wrench to loosen the wayyy overtightened orifice,but could not "budge" it! I double checked my specs ,to be sure I was turning it "down"(clockwise) according to the "Instructions for converting to operate on L.P.! Stupid question: Replace Oven valve,or Orifice only?

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from the service manual:

"Using a 1/2" wrench, turn down the adjustable spud, which injects gas into the oven burner,
until snug against the LP/Propane metering pin (approximately 2-1/2 turns). Do not over tighten. "



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I think it was turned to much ............How far/ turns  did your buddy turn the orifice / spud  ??? It may have been over -tightened....... was the regulator changed over also??    Could be salvaged.................Turn the spud one or so  turns  COUNTER - clock wise and try BAKE, ..........................flame size/color ???

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It was So tight,I couldn't loosen it! Shouldn I orderbthe Orifice only? Or,did this perhaps damage the WHOLE valve? Try New Orifice in Oven? Thanks for your Help,this Guy Puts EVEYTHiING into tightening things!

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The spud will probably have to be destructively removed and won't be usable afterwards. The real question is whether or not the valve will sustain damage in the process. Worst case scenario is that you'll be replacing the gas valve, too.==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gas-Valve-Assembly/1266848



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Samurai Appliance Repair Man wrote: ... gas valve, too.==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gas-Valve-Assembly/1266848
that almost looks like an LG Dryer Gas Valve ...  :)


his fancy new(2009)GE/Hotpoint,Stainless Steel "fancy,schmancy,Gas Range modelFGFL79GCAmaybe this one for his

maybe a fancy new Frigidaire FGFL79GCA

click on picture



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I don't think the part I linked woulda worked werf a shi'ite!



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