I have searched the web but was unable to find the solution to my specific problem so I decided to post my problem here.
Sorry for the long post- hopefully some one here can help me.
The range is Whirlpool, about 8 years old.
A few days ago, the small burner started being stuck while I was adjusting the flame.
Since I have cleaned the valves before (a few years ago), I knew what to do (I thought I knew…)
I removed the stovetop, control/valve cover panel and disassembled the valve-removed valve stem and valve core.
Cleaned everything up, did not see anything bad. Then I could not find the valve grease in my slightly disorganized garage. I was in a rush to fix the range because my wife was coming home after work, so I used anti-seize grease to lubricate the valve.
Put everything back - the valve was turning fine, but when going to the lowest setting at the end of the turn, the flame would go out. I tried adjusting the screw inside the valve but it was no go.
Next day, I found the graphite valve grease. I disassembled the range again, cleaned all the valves and loosened the screws inside the valve cores. I then lubricated everything using the graphite valve grease.
Now the three bigger burners function just fine, but the small burner still has the same problem.
If I go from the max flame to the minimum quickly, the flame would go out, but only when I do it the first time.
If I re-light the burner again, I can reduce the flame to min. quickly and it stays on. It also stays on if I reduce it slowly.
I was able to adjust the flame up to the point where it does not go out regardless of how quickly I am reducing it, but the flame is higher than it was before my "repair", and it's not at the "simmering" level anymore.
I also noted that when I turn the knob towards the minimum last 15-20 degrees, the flame does not change.
Is there anything else I can look into?
The slots in the burner are clean and I cleaned the jet.
I am totally lost here- I like to get the range to function the way it should.
Thanks a lot.