My range now burns propane and I need to convert it to burn natural gas.
Answer Hi Patti. Shut the gas off and remove power. The top orifice/ tube assy. for the left side is part # 5787M053-60. The right side is part # 5787M052-60. They have both front and back orifice's per side. The bake orifice (as well as the broil orifice) hood need to be lifted up from bottom out (lp) setting 1-1/2 - 2 turns to adjust to natural setting. Then flip the pressure regulator cap over and place the dust cap exactly as it was in the threads so the cap will show the "nat." side when you lift the cap to quickly tell later if it is set correctly. Adjust the bake /broil air shutters so no flame lift off occurs . And as Little as yellow flame at the tips as possible. Place a pan filled 1/2 way full on the burner and let the burner warm up. On the lowest setting, the flame should barely cap over the burner top. If needed you can insert a very long thin flat blade screwdriver in the knob stem and adjust the burner flame this way. You will need to hold the stem gently with pliers if necessary. Thank You.
I have been noticing a gas smell in our house for a few weeks and discovered the metal tube supplying gas to the front burner has split in two - kind of scary. Is the orifice tube assembly something I can replace myself or would you recommend a service call. The earliest they can come is one week from today - I need to cook!!!
Answer Der, That's a repair , you should be able to do yourself, first order the part, right side burner assembly 5787M052-60 left side burner assembly5787M053-60 and you only need basic hand tools. Unplug the power cord and turn off the gas to the range. You need to label and remove all 4 burner assemblies( grasp the burner and turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise, lift it out and disconnect the igniter wire. You will have two(2) small phillips head screws, one in the front and one in the back, under the burners, remove those two screws. once you have all the burners and screws removed, and wires disconnected, you'll need a flat blade(putty knife) to press in on the top panel retainer clips(one on each side, 2 or 3 inches in from the end caps) and raise the top at the same time. You'll need a small crescent wrench or 1/2" open end wrench and turn the brass nut(s) on the tube/valve connection,counterclockwise to loosen and remove the assembly. After you install the burner assembly, turn the gas back on, and test the new connections for a gas leak with a soapy solution( hold your finger over the opening in the burner orifice, so you develop pressure and there's not much gas released into the room. You'll do fine, Thanks and Good Luck.