How to Adjust the Flame on Your Gas Range

How to Adjust the Flame on Your Gas Range. A pilot flame that's too high will damage your cooktop. If it's too low, you'll have to relight it frequently. Here's how to adjust it so it's always just right.

Step 1

Find the tube that feeds the burner. There's a burner air adjustment on it that mixes the air and gas.

Step 2

Look to see what type of burner air adjustment you have: It will either be a barrel-shaped chamber or triangle-shaped with a cover plate.

Step 3

Loosen the air-shutter screw on the barrel-shaped type. This screw is on the end of the barrel closest to the burner.

Step 4

Open the shutter on the barrel-shaped type by turning it counterclockwise; close it by turning it clockwise. Opening it will add more air, which will make the flame higher; closing it will reduce the air in the mix and lower the flame.

Step 5

Loosen the screw holding the plate on the triangle-shaped burner air adjustment. Don't remove the screw - it just needs to be loose enough to move the plate.

Step 6

Move the plate so that the opening is either more open or more closed. More open will make the flame higher whereas more closed will lower the flame.