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Why Is My Gas Stove Flame Orange?

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Having a gas appliance may take special attention to its repair and maintenance. Fix Appliances CA has knowledgeable and skillful gas fitters who are able to solve any problems with your gas stove. Upon our experience, our experts all the time receive a question: why is my gas stove flame orange, red or yellow and what does it mean?

You might know that the flames of a perfectly safe and normal gas stove are blue-coloured. And this blue colour of the gas stove flame means that your gas stove is working properly, and the appropriate amount of carbon monoxide is being released.

What Does an Orange Flame On the Gas Stove Mean?

The flames from a gas stove using natural gas need attention and care as any other colour can clue on to a possible hazard. If you see orange, yellow or red flames instead of blue flames, the burners may need cleaning or adjusting. The orange colour warns you that the gas stove has inappropriate combustion, and it may emit treacherous levels of carbon monoxide gas (CO).

The orange flame is a symptom of excessive carbon monoxide, so-called a silent killer:

  • Extremely lethal for the human body – it can lead to symptoms like headaches and light-headedness, nausea, and dizziness.
  • Responsible for damaging your utensils – it turns your new and shiny utensils are black, thus, this makes it hard or impossible to clean to its initial view. Moreover, it can reduce the overall strength of the utensil.
  • Third, it is a sign that your stove is not working properly and needs immediate attention and gas appliance repair by professional gas fitters.

Orange Flame carbon monoxide poisoning

A yellow flame may be a sign that the burner is not obtaining enough air for the complete combustion of the gas. And in this case, this problem includes adjusting the burner’s air shutter to admit more air.

Why is a Gas Stove Flame Orange?

An orange flame indicates the presence of carbon monoxide, which is the result of incomplete combustion. It can cause problems related to food, utensils, and human health. Some of the main reasons for an orange flame can be the following:

  • Extra humidity in the air
  • The gas stove is getting clogged due to excessive soot
  • Insufficient amount of oxygen

As you know the normal flame is blue, but if you notice a yellowish-orange colour flame on the stove, it is a sign of disorder. Burning an orange flame means the release of a big amount of carbon monoxide.

The other thing is that the orifices are clogged due to some reason and, sometimes, proper combustion doesn’t take place that result in orange flames. Thus, fixing the appliance as soon as possible to prevent any kind of problem is of high priority.

If the flame of the gas stove is burning orange, it means that the gas stove is to be fixed immediately as it is not working properly.

How to Fix the Orange Flame on a Gas Stove?

Whenever you see the problem of the colour change of the flame, you should fix it as soon as possible. Having faced this problem more often, we must admit the following factors on why orange flame may appear on your gas stove and how to fix this problem:

  1. Humidity Level:
    Humidifiers are necessary but seem to change the flame colour from blue to orange, too. If your humidifier is turned on near any stove, turn it off and see whether that makes a difference.
  2. Proper Orifices:
    Depending upon your range (no matter, you are using natural gas or propane), make sure that you use the proper orifices. Along with this adjustment make certain that the gas pressure regulator valve was changed and the brass orifice was adjusted.
  3. Clean Burners:
    Ensure that the gas-burning orifices on the stove are clean and free from any kind of waste. You have to clean the stove well so that there is no clogging soot left in the igniter or the holes. Make certain that all portholes and burners are free of debris. Cooking grease on any spillovers may block these openings and in its turn, affect the colour of the flame.
    NB: After cleaning, make sure that you put them exactly in the same position as this can influence the flame colour as well.
  4.  Air Fuel Ratio:
    Another problem that may cause the flame to turn orange is the ratio of fuel to air. When your burner is not getting enough air, there is no complete combustion of gas. If this is the case then adjust the air shutter of the burner so that more air is admitted.

Is an Orange, Red or Yellow Flame On a Gas Stove Dangerous?

Orange, red or yellow flames can be very serious and harmful as it is formed due to improper work of the gas stove. The carbon monoxide (CO) that it releases is poisonous and can cause severe health problems. Carbon monoxide is not a noticeable gas, so we do not even pay attention that we are inhaling it until it’s too late.

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Moreover, when the appliance is not working properly it can cause an explosion.
It is advised to deal with the gas stove properly. One should be very careful while using the gas stove. Whenever you find a tiny difference in the colour of the flame, repair it before working on it to prevent the substantial consequences.

You shouldn’t worry as long as the stove flame is blue but whenever it turns orange you should get it repaired as soon as possible to avoid any type of hazards.

If you face this problem that is complicated and hazardous enough, don’t hesitate to contact the professional and certified team of gas fitters at Fix Appliances CA. Schedule a visit online and receive the qualified aid the same day.

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