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Old 30-11-2009, 10:00   #1
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Force 10 Stove Burner Not Working

One of the burners on my Force 10 stopped working (the left one if that makes a difference). First, it was lighting but not staying lit and then shut down altogether (propane cut off). The other burner works fine and the oven works, albeit with a pretty low flame.

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I'm not sure if Force Ten stoves use thermo couples but I had a similar issue with my Dickinson and found that the wire from the thermo couple to the gas solenoid had come loose so it wasn't allowing the solenoid to stay open allowing gas to flow to the burner. The little ceramic tit at the edge of the burner is the thermo couple. If the temperature drops below a certain point like if the flame is blown out it shuts off the gas to that burner. There should be one for each burner............m
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thanks cantzsailor. That sounds like a promising lead, there. I will look for that when I open it up!
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Re: your under-performing stove burner, I think you need to unclog the orifice. The owner's manual says not to use a needle and ream out the orifice - presumably they are worried about increasing its diameter - but especially for those of us that get LPG down in the Caribbean (with an increased amount of compressor oil, is my guess), this becomes a commonplace 'adjustment' as the orifice's clogging results in a low flame. I've probably done it once a year on average over the last 8 years.

PM me if you need directions; it's quite simple and I use needle nose pliers to remove the orifice., down inside the burner. Be sure to use a suitably thin needle. The 2nd time you do it, it will take you 3 mins.

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