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Old 25-02-2009, 02:58   #1
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ENO Two-Burner Stove

Wondering if anyone has had experience with ENO 2 burner stove - approximately 9 years old. small burner knob when released extinguishes gas flame. Just new to us the ENO brand.
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Old 25-02-2009, 04:13   #2
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Greetings, and welcome aboard DebraLee.

It appears that you may need a safety valve (#3) or a thermocouple (#19).

ENO 2-Burner Gas Stovetop:
http://www.eno.fr/index.php?id_site=10&id_page=1571
and
http://service.eno-marine.fr/mod_fla...hp?id=MzExNw==

In North America, goto Force 10 for parts.
See also:

ENO Stove Parts in US or North America
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Eno is Enough

FWIW,

We had an Eno 2-burner on Insatiable I,and it was 30 years old when we sold the boat... still working! We replaced the burners at about 25 years...

At one point, though, we had a similar problem to yours: all of a sudden the flame was shut off by the safety thermocouples no matter what. So, we replaced them. Same problem. Grump! Then noticed that the sheet metal had been distorted a bit when one of us had grabbed the pot-rail when the boat lurched, and the whole problem was due to the thermocouple being moved very slightly away from the flame. Bent it back, and no more problem. So,you might have a look to see if the thermo's are actually in the flames.

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We have an Eno stove. It's a 3 burner but otherwise probably similar. On ours, we do have to hold the smaller burners in light position longer for the thermocouple to heat up.

It also really helps to clean out the burners - if you haven't done this before, they just unscrew right off the top of the stove. The burner holes tend to get plugged with carbon, and if the openings aren't open and smooth it messes up the air+gas flow (and if the flame isn't steady on the thermocouple, then it takes a long time to heat up). About every 6 months or so I unscrew all of ours and clean the carbon out with a brush and soapy water, poking out the holes with a toothpick or whatever. And clean the base on the stove side too...

Oh, also, if you don't unscrew the burners every so often (cleaning every 6 months seems often enough) they will eventually rust on the studs, making removal rather difficult.
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Elsewhere is a post about an Eno stove that has had the glass in the door "explode" three times now, apparently the thermal expansion and the mount are not playing nicely together.

The Eno brand is also new to me--but not sounding attractive.
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Old 25-02-2009, 21:39   #7
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My sister's boyfriend's uncle told me that he heard that...

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Elsewhere is a post about an Eno stove that has had the glass in the door "explode" three times now, apparently the thermal expansion and the mount are not playing nicely together.

The Eno brand is also new to me--but not sounding attractive.
Again, FWIW:

Our Eno's glass door was still intact after 30 years useage, and I have heard the same apocriphal (sp?)
glass explosion story about Force-ten stoves.

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I suppose everything alleged on the internet can be said to be apocryphal, especially since it is so hard to tell what stuff is posted by dogs. But in this case, at least it was one alleged sailor, claiming it was THEIR oven door, gone boom for thr third time. Not just "a friend of a friend heard that their cousin said someone he met..." had one blow.

Snopes seems to be offline right now, but Google returns plenty of hits suggesting that exploding oven doors are actually quite common. Go figure. And the TSA hasn't even banned them yet.(G)
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Debra Lee,

This problem is most likely the thermocouple (safety valve).

Before replacing the thermocouple try removing the plastic knob then try to light the burner by pushing in and turning the valve stem. If it lights and stays lit then the problem is the knob contacting the face plate and not fully engaging the thermocouple.
To fix this jam some paper or other in the knob. This will hold it out a few mm's and allow the thermo to engage properly.

If it doesn't work with the knob off then you will probably have to replace the thermocouple. Force 10 are the ENO agents in N.A.
sales@force10.com or
1-800-663-8515
Tel: (604) 536-0379
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Just had the same problem after changing from the US/Australia etc gas tanks to the European Camping Gaz tanks and regulator. The gas wouldnt stay lit after the knob was released.

I just gave the Thermocouple a buff with a small metal file.

It now works.

I wonder if it means the European regulator burns cooler?
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Disregard my last post! That fix wasn't the problem.. off to open another thread.

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If I remember correctly, the "Gaz" brand is a propane/butane mixture, not the same as the propane commonly used in the US. So it would burn differently, and burners optimized for it would be different from propane burners.
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Camping gaz is all butane , propane in cooking is very rare in Europe
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The larger rechargeable “campingaz” bottles (“R” series) use Butane; whereas the smaller (“C” series) campingaz bottles use a Propane/Butane mix.
Campingaz - Gas
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"whereas the smaller (“C” series) campingaz bottles use a Propane/Butane mix."
Thanks, Gord. IIRC the propane is added because pure butane won't vaporize at low temperatures (40~F) making it rather difficult to light the stoves.
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