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Old 11-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #1
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stove top burner control

Can anyone tell me how to fix the burner control on the gas burner. The front one workes well, the back two can be lit but when you rey to turn them to a lower heat setting the knob won't turn in that direction. These probably have never worked and the original owner never had it fixed. I purchased the unit and never used the stove until the 30 day warrantee ran out. The only control is to turn the contrlo knob carefully toward the off position to get the desired heat. We are leaving the cold north for Florida and Texas within two weeks so I will have the time to look into repairing the problem then. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Can you turn the two burners up higher even though you can't turn them down?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #3
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Hi Mike.
The burners are in the light/high position. They will light but that's as far as the knobs turn unless they are turned toward the off position
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Oldprof1, turn them all the way back until they stop(no gas coming out), then pull the knobs off and then put them back on the stem (Off upper most). It sounds to me like some one took them off and did not put them back on right. Hope this helps
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Thanks but I tried that to no avail! I'm thinking they were never assymbled properly, possible?
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #6
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the 2 rear burners on both my old class C and my new class a have very little adjustment. Ie turn it on high to light then very slowly adjust back down toward off. The front burner has a large adjustment range from High to simmer.
It sounds like you have the same issue.
If you live near camping world or other store, take a look at the display stoves and I think you will find the same issue.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:43 AM   #7
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Often the knobs are spring loaded push in to turn from the OFF position. It may be that "Gunk" has formed on the shaft keeping it from being pushed back out by the spring, or said spring may have failed.

Try pulling gently on the knob while you "Wiggle it" (or try pushing in as well)

No guarantee, save that since this is a "no cost" suggestion your free is hearby refunded .
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply. The stove top has never been used! There is no indication of discolouration at the burners. I am thinking of taking it apart to see if it is repairable or needs to be replaced. This is indeed a strange bird.
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Not sure if this helps but... My stovetop in my TT is a Magic Chef 3 Burner like you are describing (1 in front, 2 in rear). It is designed by the manufacturer to have full adjustment on the front burner and only the high setting on the rears. It sounds EXACTLY like the issue you are describing. If yours is the same, there is no fix, because it isn't broken!! Just a goofy design.
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Thanks to all that replied. Yesterday I took the control apart. Sure enough they were designed that way. I removed the stop, reinstalled the control and lit the burner. Sure enough, DrivinMyHome and erstanfo were right "just a goofy design". Thanks again for the input.

Happy campin everyone!
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:08 PM   #11
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Thanks to all that replied. Yesterday I took the control apart. Sure enough they were designed that way. I removed the stop, reinstalled the control and lit the burner. Sure enough, DrivinMyHome and erstanfo were right "just a goofy design". Thanks again for the input.

Happy campin everyone!
Any chance you were able to get it to work more 'normal' after removing the stop? I've been wondering about a fix for this design flaw as well...
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