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argalax 08-12-2019 23:28

Propane stove sputtering

The propane stove on my boat burns with a constant sputtering noise.

It is First Wave stove, similar to Force 10. It starts burning Ok, but the flame starts to sputter shortly after.
Tried different propane suppliers, same result.

I am guessing this could be a propane/air mixture issue, however there seems to be no air shutter adjustment option.
The flame color is good (blue with yellow tip).

Any troubleshooting suggestions will be appreciated.

argalax 09-12-2019 04:54

Re: Propane stove sputtering
P.S.: Burner parts including orifice are clean and clear.
Also, the issue occurs with larger burner only, smaller one works fine.

gonesail 09-12-2019 05:11

Re: Propane stove sputtering
if it is burning blue then no need to adjust anything. check the solenoid.

FAST FRED 09-12-2019 05:31

Re: Propane stove sputtering
Most propane contains oil and dirt particles.

You are probably suffering from oil in a past tank.

The solution is a trap . A T fitting where the propane enters from the top , and is drawn out the center ,,with a short nipple and cap in the bottom .

The T will collect oil and crud in the lower nipple , it must be emptied at times.

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