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#1 3gatitos

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:47 AM

I bought a Mabe gas stove for our home in cozumel. I find that the gas burns too hot, even on simmer, it is to high. The flame of the pilot light in the oven is huge...comes out of the hole. Is there a way to regulate the gas that comes out.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:11 AM

Most likely it is not the stove, it could be the gas regulator. We just replaced ours because of a similar problem like you described.

Fortunately, it is a very inexpensive part, and readily available here.

It is the gray round disk shaped thing, that is between the gas line, and the line that comes into the house.

It "regulates" the gas flow.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

I've got the same problem. The stove's lowest setting boils water, so forget about a simmer.

Does the stove have its own regulator, or is it the regulator for the whole house?

Is it easy to determine what I have and is it obvious what I need in order to receive less gas?

Is there a rating number on the regulator?
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:27 AM

The stove does not have a regulator on it...

The regulator is on the tank, or the line coming into the house...

Most regulators are for the whole house...which also means hot water tank.

The regulators only last about a year or two.

Also, pull off all the burners, and TAP them upside down to see what corrosion may come out of the burners.

I used a vacuum cleaner for the oven burner.

Would it help if I took a pic?
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:33 AM

The stove does not have a regulator on it...

The regulator is on the tank, or the line coming into the house...

Most regulators are for the whole house...which also means hot water tank.

The regulators only last about a year or two.

Also, pull off all the burners, and TAP them upside down to see what corrosion may come out of the burners.

I used a vacuum cleaner for the oven burner.

Would it help if I took a pic?


No, that won't be necessary. I want to make sure I get a regulator that will deliver less gas. Not the same or more gas. I'll check the one on the tank and check the one on the grill and see if they have flow ratings.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:41 AM

unless your gas grill is connected to your house regulator, they are different.

There is NO flow rating...they are what they are.

They are truly a one stage, simple gas regulator.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

We have had a Mabe stove for several years. We have a six buner top with the far right side having the largest burner. Unlike natural gas, propane delivers more BTU's and thus burns hotter.

We had to replace our regulator last year because of exactly what you're describing. Picked one up at Exito. Ours has a switch so we can swap tanks if we run out. Seems like a common problem.
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