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Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Edition by Eric Kleinert

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Gas Ranges and Ovens
Gas ranges, ovens, and cooktops are designed on the basis of using the heat generated by combustion to cook the food. The types of fuels that feed gas appliances are:
  Natural gas   Natural gas is lighter than air and has a heating value between 900 and 1200 BTUs.
  Liquefied petroleum (LP or LPG)   LP gas is heavier than air and has a heating value between 2500 and 3200 BTUs.
  Mixed gas   Mixed gas is lighter than air and has a heating value between 700 and 900 BTUs.
  Manufactured gas   Manufactured gas is lighter than air and has a heating value between 500 and 700 BTUs.
To sustain combustion in a range, oven, or cooktop, an ignition source, such as a flame or by electrical means, is used to ignite the ...

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