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My gas burner flames are too large, yellow/orange, or take too long to light.
My gas burner flames are too large, yellow/orange, or take too long to light.

Do not attempt service or replace parts of the appliance unless referred to in the owner's manual. Follow all safety precautions provided in the owner's manual.

When using natural gas, properly adjusted surface burner flames are clean and blue with a distinct inner cone approximately ¼ to ½ inch long. If the burner flame is blowing or noisy, reduce airflow to the burner by adjusting the air shutter. If the flame is yellow or orange and does not hold its shape, increase airflow to the burner by adjusting the air shutter. Air shutter adjustment instructions can be found in the Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions.  
If your gas cooking product is operating on liquid propane (LP), some yellow tipping is normal. There should be no soot deposits on the cookware after use. If the flames are too large, yellow/orange, or take too long to light, your product may not have been properly converted from natural gas to LP. Refer to the Installation Instructions for proper LP conversion or contact an authorized Amana service representative (see below).  
Make sure the burner cap is properly placed so that it lies flat. Some models have multiple burner sizes and the properly sized burner cap must be used on each burner. Also, make sure the drip pan (some models) is properly positioned in the pan section.  
If the burner holes/slots are clogged with food spillage or soap residue from cleaning, the burner may take longer to light. To clean the burner holes/slots, make sure the burner is "OFF". Insert a straight pin or opened paper clip into the hole/slot. Do not use a wooden toothpick as the end could break off in the holes/slots. Be sure to not change the size or shape of the hole because this will affect ignition. Also, make sure the burner caps and heads are clean.  
If you have recently cleaned the burners, and they are taking a long time to light, they may still be damp. Wet ignitors will not light easily. Allow sufficient time for the burners to thoroughly dry. Make sure the control knob is in the "LITE" position.  
Listed below are additional items, which may need to be checked by an authorized servicer.  
  • Grounding
  • Polarity
  • Regulator
  • Spark Module
  • Electrode
  • Gas Supply
Important Note:
Be sure to follow specific, published user-repair instructions, such as these, when you are attempting to service or repair any part of your range. If the instructions don't make sense to you or you aren't sure how to perform them, please call an authorized Amana service provider for assistance.
Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any service unless specifically recommended in published user - repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.