About a week ago my oven started smelling like soot which was odd because we have had the unit for 5 years and have had no problems with it. I tried to tighten the lower orifice a touch to see if that was the problem but it was a tight as it would go, we're on propane. I tried backing it off and tightening it up again with no change in the flame. I had a tech come out and he said that the threaded male fitting that the orifice screwed onto was completely stripped. It didn't feel that way to me but I didn't fuss with it much. I am unable to locate that gas line part anywhere and was told by GE that if it's not on the schematic it's not available. The male fitting looks to be pressed on to the gas line and I'm guessing the other end ties in to the main lines or regulator. Hopefully I have explained my issue okay and you can point me in the right direction.
This issue would not be in the oven safety valve. This issue is would be caused by a bad gas air mixture. If you are getting a yellow flame then you will want to fine tune the air shutter to get a blue flame. If this does not work then the issue may be bad but you would want to have your gas company to come out and check the tank and water column inches under a load which should be between 9 and 11 WCI. Preferably 10 but within that range. If it is then the regulator WB19T10073 would most likely be the cause.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, August 07, 2013