No gas will ignite with normal ingnition. If I try to light a top burner with a match a very small uneven flame will light. I think it is a regulator problem.
Answer Hi. Without a manometer part # TJ45506 to measure the gas amount on a burner orifice then it will be an educated guess at this point. Did you recently have any gas appliance repair recently? Do all the other house gas appliances work OK? Throttle the shut of valve a few times to see if there is any internal debris momentarily clogging the pressure regulator part # WB19K10001. Turn the ON/OFF lever on the pressure regulator to see if it is partially open. Tap on the pressure regulator while the top burner is working to see any positive change. Make sure all orifice's and burner pilot holes are clear to accept the fuel pressure. Thank You.
The stove works fine the problem is on broil. When you light the broiler the flames go from one side of the bake compartment to the other. When you open the oven door the flames shoot out the front and have even melted the knobs. It worked fine the last time we used it. I suspect the pressure regulator, but I need an expert opinion. Thanks, Clyde
Answer Hello Clyde,
Since I'm not there to assess the situation first hand, I have to recommend the replacement of the burner and the thermostat. Gas is a very touchy thing to work with as everything has to be in very tight tolerance. If you still notice an issue after these parts are replaced, you should contact your utility board who provides your gas and have them check the pressure to the unit. Of course they will know, but they need to check the pressure at the appliance which places the pressure test after the gas pressure regulator at the tank/meter. The pressure regulator on the appliance regulates pressure for the surface burners also. Since you mentioned no issue with the surface burners, it cannot be part of the issue.
i have this regulator, and the red on/off pin came off, but the pin is NOT broken. How do you get this back on? how do they do it at the factory? or how does a repair man do it if they knock it off like a noob home-owner?
Answer Brian, If you look really close and the red lever, You'll probably find a cracked or missing segment on the lever, near the opening for the pin that holds the lever to the shut off shaft. If you're lucky and nothing is broken or cracked, you will need to extend the shaft out with a pair of needle nose pliers, until you can align the holes in the lever to the hole in the shaft, then insert the roll pin through the opening until it protrudes at both ends. Good Luck and Thanks
I use LP gas, but the problem has nothing to do with the burners, all of which work perfectly. It is the OVEN that makes the intermittent whooshing noise which, incidentally, does not affect the temperature or ability to cook the food. The copper tubing to the stove was replaced, but has made no difference. Again, the repairman thinks it's the regulator that is "going". Is he right? (He also told me it was cheaper to buy a new stove, which patently it isn't.
Thanks. Look forward to a solution. Christmas is coming!
Answer Hello Mike. It is normal to have the whooshing noise inside the oven with LP Gas. However, it you didn't have problems with this before, then there are two things that can cause this. First thing is a weak igniter. If it takes a while for the gas to lite after the igniter comes on, then you will need to replace the igniter. If the igniter is working properly, then you will need to replace the regulator WB19K10001. Hope this helps.
My gas stove is in otherwise excellent condition, but when the oven is in use there is an intermittent "whooshing" noise, as if air is rushing in. The process begins with a little pop and then in time the noise just goes away, to return later. The repairman suggests it's the regulator. I don't want it to conk out while I'm entertaining or cooking the Christmas dinner. Can someone please advise me.
Answer Mike, If your range is using LP gas, it could be normal. If you're using Nat gas as the supply, You could have a regulator issue, Either way the first thing to check is the burner igniter and wiring, make sure there are no loose connection, check and make sure the fuel air mixture is correct, You may have to adjust the shutter on the burner tube if the burner flame is too small or has too much yellow or white tipping of the flame. and make sure the burner flame encompasses the igniter,to keep a " slightly red glow" to the igniter with the flame from the burner. Thanks and Good Luck
The flame from my 12 year old GE oven burner flames out,then re-ignites continually when trying to heat the oven to a specific temperature. Is this a pressure regulator or sensor malfunction?
Answer Hi Chuck. Yes it sounds like your pressure regulator is defective. Does it make a chatter noise also? this part # is WB19K10001. Also consider the oven glow bar over working and weak. This part # is WB13K21. Thank you.