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propane cooktop burners too hot

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 11th, 2011

GE Profile Gas-on-glass cooktop. 5 burners (two special lowest simmer burners).

Propane conversion done by installer, who states he has adjusted it correctly. Yet, on the special simmer burners, even large pots of soup burn. Smally simmer jobs regularly boil dry, even when covered.

We have read the manual and can not find the pictured adjustment screws for adjusting the flame.

We found on the GEProfile website that propane conversions sometimes need special burners. We managed to get through to them one about this and they sent us the burner 'replacement kit', but what they sent is idential to what is already on the gastop.

Repeated efforts to talk to a GE technician have failed (hours on hold and over 30 calls over 6 months). When we finally spoke to Sears where we purchased it, they have referred us to you.

Help please.
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I forgot to clarify the "knob". I did mean the knob on the gas valves for the burners. The images show clearly that the simmer flame is too high.

I am sending 2 images from the installation manual. One shows how to adjust the low flame. You need to turn the gas off or light the burner and rotate the shaft in the burner valve slowly until you can locate the adjusting screw through the opening in the white plastic cam on the shaft.

The second image shows the markings on the orifices that should be in the burners. I am concerned that the wrong orifices could have been installed. If this is the case, you might not be able to adjust the simmer flame low enough.

You can get a copy of the installation manual at managemylife.com.
by Manage My Life
April 11th, 2011
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Model Number: JGP970BEK2BB
GE Profile Series (gas on glass)

(Sorry, I thought I had sent this before, but I guess I didn't hit the right send button).
I can find no screw (looking for small/tiny) anywhere under the knob.
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I apologize for assuming your range would have the low flame adjustment inside the shaft of the burner valve. Some burner valves have the adjusting screws on the body of the burner valve. The images Dale sent should be helpful.

Remove the knob from the burner valve and look around the shaft of the valve for a screw to adjust.

If you don't find what you are looking for or are unsure, reply on this thread and include the model number of the cooktop. I will send images and better instructions for adjusting the low flame of the simmer burner.
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Here is more information for those who may have ideas. 1) Photo of litte simmer burner at lowest setting. 2) Photo of simmer burner (on lowest setting) and super big boiling burner (on high setting). 3) photo into hole under the knobs showing no hole on shaft.
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April 9th, 2011
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Thank you. I need to clarify 'the knob'. I believe you mean the knob that is used to ignite the burner and to turn the flame up and down. I hope you mean something else because there is no hole in the shaft that sticks up when you remove the knob. The propane conversion kit shows pictures of two kinds of knobs: one that has a hole for inserting a small screwdriver, and one that has a silione o-ring around the base of the shaft where it goes through a plate. My cook top knobs do not look like either of these pictures. There must be some other place to adjust things. I hope.

Any ideas?
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Sometimes in conversion a wrong orifice is installed and burners are either too high or too low.

If your range has burner valves that can be adjusted there will be a hole in the center of the burner valve shaft. Remove the knob and if there is a hole in the center of the burner valve shaft, insert a very small flat blade screwdriver into the hole. Turn the adjusting screw clockwise to make the low flame lower and counter clockwise to make it higher.

Only the low setting can be adjusted. the other settings are preset.

I would contact the installer and see if he can put a smaller orifice in the simmer burners.

If you have another question, reply on this thread and I will be glad to help.
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April 9th, 2011
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A simmer function sounds like it would be great to have on a range but overheating would be a concern. Since you have exhausted the available resources, this is a good place to turn for help. One thing that may help the expert provide a better answer is to add the model number of your range to this thread. I found another question on propane burner issues and attached the link below. You can check the information attached if you like to see if it will help while you wait for the expert.
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April 8th, 2011
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