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Convert natural gas to LP Magic Chef 3442XRW?

Convert natural gas to LP Magic Chef 3442XRW?

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    Question Convert natural gas to LP Magic Chef 3442XRW?

    Hello,

    Just got a used cook stove for my mother, who was desperately missing her oven. It's an old (probably early- to mid-1990's, as the owner's manual has 1/93 at the bottom of the back page) Magic Chef, model # 3442XRW. I need it converted from natural gas to propane, which is all we have out here in the sticks. I know there's the regulator that needs the nipple taken out and flipped over, then reinstalled, and from what I've gleaned online, I need to screw in all 4 of the burner orifices all the way, as well as the one for the oven. Is there anything else that needs done on this model?

    I can't find anything specific to this model anywhere online, and, though the owner's guide came with the stove, it lists absolutely nothing about needing anything traded out... all it really says is to call a professional. *sigh* Um, no... not unless there is NO other choice. I understand the dangers involved with handling propane, as I used to be a mechanic, and dealt with propane, acetylene, etc., while using torches or driving the propane-run forklifts. I've also changed other stove models over from natural gas to propane, but they actually had the information either on a sticker on the stove or in the owner's manual. One was the type that had the LP tips on a holder in the back of the stove, and nice, clear instructions... that one was my favorite, LOL!

    If anyone can confirm or refute whether the regulator and the 5 orifices are all that need adjusted, or if the orifices need changed out (in which case I'd have to order them), or ???, I'd greatly appreciate it. My mother really wants her oven back, and we're hoping this stove will do the trick for her.

    Information found for this model:
    Parts List:
    http://www.maytag.com/digitalassets/...%203442XRW.pdf
    and
    Owner's Manual:
    http://www.maytag.com/digitalassets/...3442XRA-UC.pdf
    Last edited by MaryAnn223; 08-22-2015 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Adding links to model info

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    Hi,

    I could find any instruction papers....but from the design it does look like screwing down ( not overly tight ) the orifices and flipping the cap on the regulator should do it.

    EG:

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    jeff.
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    Thank you for the quick answer! That's what I thought, but I wanted a second opinion just to be on the safe side.

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    If you get a chance, let us know how you made out with it.

    jeff.
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    Will do, assuming I remember to do so - my memory isn't what it should be, as I am on strong pain meds, and often get distracted. *sigh*
    We will likely get it moved in and installed this coming weekend, if not sooner. We already did the adjustments, just waiting for time and a chance to get help from our sons for moving it in.

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