How to Adjust a GE Stove's Regulator
General Electric (GE) gas stoves have a pressure regulator that controls the flow of gas from the supply tank to the burners and oven. If a GE gas stove consistently undercooks or overcooks food when you follow baking, broiling and cooking times as dictated by recipes, then the stove's pressure regular probably is not set correctly. Fixing the problem doesn't requiring hiring a service technician.
Wait for the stove to cool if it was used recently. Do not attempt repairs of any kind on the stove when it is hot or was recently in use.
Turn off the gas supply to the stove.
Pull off the stove's cooled burner grates, and set them aside
Lift the stove's top panel. It is the section from which you just removed the burner grates. Lifting the top panel exposes the pressure regulator. You will see a screw with a slot in it under the top panel.
Turn the pressure regulator screw clockwise with a screwdriver to lower the pressure and to lower the flames when the stove operates, or turn the screw counterclockwise to raise the pressure and raise the flames when the stove operates.
Lower the stove's top panel to its normal position, and replace the burner grates. Turn on the gas supply. Light the stove to ensure its pressure is at the correct setting.
- "Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances"; Eric Kleinert; 1995
- "DIY Guide to Appliances: Installing & Maintaining Your Major Appliances"; Steve Willson; 2008
Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.
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