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    sledgehammer85
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    I’m not sure this precisely the correct section for my query, but I couldn’t see a more appropriate one, so if I’ve got it wrong, sorry.

    One of the gas rings on our Siemens dual fuel cooker is playing up and I want to get an experienced artisan/technician in to fix it. Recently the ring hardly burns at all even on maximum setting, the flame remains on what looks like the minimum setting. The gas bottle is almost new and the other burners are working fine, just this one refuses to burn properly. I’ve removed the metal disc on top of the burner and cleaned everything underneath, but it made no difference.

    I want to contact a pukka tradesman to sort the problem, but I don’t how such a chap is listed in Pages Jaunes. Can anybody tell me please? For info the outfit which supplied the cooker has long since stopped trading.

    Sledge.


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    Read #1679342 & if you want more advice please avoid the ‘pigging’ word. :whistle:


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    curtis
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    Have you cleaned le gicleur ?


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    tomdenne
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    Since all the other burners are working properly it does sound like a partially blocked jet on that particular gas ring. If you want to have a go yourself you will have to remove the jet first. If you can’t get a new jet you could try cleaning the old with a solvent like acetone followed by a good blast of compressed air. Poking steel drills or needles etc into the jet risks deforming it but at a push, if it is badly blocked, you could try cleaning it with a strand of soft copper from a flexible electric cable.


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    sledgehammer85
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    Have you cleaned le gicleur ?

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    Er, I’m not sure. What’s le gicleur?

    Read #1679342 & if you want more advice please avoid the ‘pigging’ word. :whistle:

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    Thanks for the link. Despite what you think, I do appreciate all helpful replies and advice. It’s apparent you’re a dexterous chap, but unfortunately I’m not and often when I try to sort something I nause it up and end up having to pay an expert to put right my mess. That’s the reason I was asking how to get in touch someone who specialises in gas cooker repairs.

    Sledge.


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    Since all the other burners are working properly it does sound like a partially blocked jet on that particular gas ring. If you want to have a go yourself you will have to remove the jet first. If you can’t get a new jet you could try cleaning the old with a solvent like acetone followed by a good blast of compressed air. Poking steel drills or needles etc into the jet risks deforming it but at a push, if it is badly blocked, you could try cleaning it with a strand of soft copper from a flexible electric cable.

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    Tom

    Thanks Tom. What you say makes sense. I may have a go myself  at cleaning the jet, ‘though I’d still feel happier leaving it to someone experienced in this work.

    Sledge.


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    vic evans
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    Thanks for the link. Despite what you think, I do appreciate all helpful replies and advice. It’s apparent you’re a dexterous chap, but unfortunately I’m not and often when I try to sort something I nause it up and end up having to pay an expert to put right my mess. That’s the reason I was asking how to get in touch someone who specialises in gas cooker repairs.

    It’s one little hexagonal headed jet to remove & replace. Take a suitable spanner ( or socket), unscrew it (anticlockwise) , screw in the new ‘un (clockwise) finger tight then use a spanner to turn it a further 30 deg (approx). Job done.

    It’s that simple even my missus could do it & she’s like a cow handling a musket with tools.

     


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