How to Convert a Gas Range to Operate on LP Gas

 

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This DIY repair guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to convert a natural gas range to operate on liquid propane (LP) gas. Gas ranges typically come equipped to operate on natural gas. Install the LP conversion kit if you want to use LP gas. This guide is for reference only; carefully follow the instructions included with the manufacturer-approved LP kit to convert your range.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • LP conversion kit

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Wrench set
  • Socket wrench set
  • Slot screwdriver
  • Metric nut driver set
  • Work gloves

Before you begin:

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

The cooktop and grates must be cool to the touch.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs or maintenance to appliances or power equipment can be hazardous. Should you choose to undertake repairs or maintenance, you are assuming the risk of injury to your person or property. In an effort to reduce the risk, use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the applicable guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs or maintenance, however, should only be performed by a qualified technician.

How to convert a gas range to operate on LP gas

 Warning: The LP conversion kit must be installed by a qualified installer, who must be experienced in such work, familiar with all precautions required and comply with all state and local requirements. Failure to follow instructions may result in fire, explosion or production of carbon monoxide causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. The qualified installer is responsible for the correct installation of the LP conversion kit. Don't attempt this conversion unless you're a qualified installer.

Step 1: Shut off electricity and gas

At the breaker panel or fuse box, shut off power to the range. Turn the gas shut-off valve to the off position.

Step 2: Remove the grates, burner caps and burner heads

Remove all the cooktop grates and then lift the gas burner caps off the burner heads.

Using a 3/16-inch socket, remove the nuts that secure the gas burner heads in place.

Remove the burner heads from the cooktop.

 Tip: Tip: Mark the burner caps and heads with a note indicating their location (Left Front, Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear).

Step 3: Remove the natural gas orifices

Using a 7 mm nut driver, remove the orifices from the burner orifice holders.

Step 4: Install the LP orifices

Determine which LP orifices go to the range burners.

Screw the LP orifices firmly onto the burner orifice holders. 

Step 5: Reinstall the burner heads, burner caps and grates

Position the burner heads in the correct locations.

Reinstall the burner head screws, tightening them firmly.

Cover the burner heads with the correct burner caps.

Reinstall the grates on the cooktop.

Step 6: Remove the warmer drawer

Open the warmer drawer fully.

Pull up on the left release lever and pull the warmer drawer out slightly.

Push down on the right release lever and pull the warmer drawer out of the range.

Step 7: Convert the pressure regulator

Using a wrench, unscrew and remove the hex nut cap on the pressure regulator.

Remove the plastic conversion plug.

Flip the conversion plug over and reinsert it into the pressure regulator.

Reinstall the hex nut cap.

Step 8: Convert the oven broil burner

Position a wrench on the gas tube to hold it stationary.

Using a second wrench, tighten the broil burner orifice spud 1- 1/2 turns to bottom out snug against the burner tube. Do not over-tighten.

Loosen the air shutter lock screw and open the air shutter fully.

Tighten the air shutter lock screw.

Step 9: Convert the bake burner

Tighten the bake burner orifice spud 1- 1/2 turns to bottom out snug against the safety gas valve. Do not over-tighten.

Loosen the air shutter lock screw and open the air shutter fully.

Tighten the air shutter lock screw.

Step 10: Reinstall the warmer drawer

Position the warmer drawer on the rails and push it shut.

Step 11: Reconnect gas and power

Switch on the electrical circuit breakers and the open the gas supply valve.

Step 12: Check the burners

Check all surface burners for a proper flame.

Test the oven burners and adjust the air shutters to achieve the proper flames.

 Tip: If the oven flame is lifting away from the burner, reduce the air shutter opening.