Range Gas Burner or Oven Flame Too High or Uneven

Most gas ranges and cooktops are set for natural gas at the factory. If the flames are too high or uneven on surface burners or in the oven, this could be an indication the range or cooktop was improperly converted from a natural gas setting to LP, (Liquid Propane) gas setting. Contact your installer or local Gas Company to correctly convert the range or cooktop.

Other causes for uneven flames:

  • Flame may be uneven where the electrode (igniter) is located.
  • Some burners intentionally have an uneven flame, like a center oval burner. One side has shorter flames that the other, which decreases the likelihood it will go out because of a closed door, etc.
  • The Power Boil burner has an irregular teeth pattern. The reason is that the burner is optimized to give both good high "Power Boil" heat performance as well as provide good performance and flame size at other settings.
  • Additionally, flame problems can occur if the wrong burner head is being used or if the burner head is not sitting flat on the burner base.