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When I turn on my gas stove burner it sometimes burns yellow mixed with the blue flame. My furnace burns like that also. What does it mean and should I have it checked by a repair man or your company? Thank you in advance.
Some of the jets may need some cleaning. The only good method I
know is to blow them out with air. You can buy a can at Wall-Mart in
the electronics department. Its normally used to blow lent and stuff out
of your keypad and mouse. Hope that helps.
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Gas has a blue flame, no worry there, The yellow is ok too, the blue burns hotter and the yellow id dirty.
As long as it is not a lot of yellow, it is fine. Streaks of yellow is just burning dust.
A typical flame will be blue in color with ORANGE streaks, the orange comes from the dust particles being burned off. if there is YELLOW – it means there is not enough air to fuel the flame and a byproduct of poor combustion is carbon monoxide. I would look into getting a Carbon Monoxide detector. CO has no odor and can be deadly
Yellow in the flame is a sign of incomplete combustion and should be taken very seriously. When natural gas or propane is mixed with the right amount of air and burned, the natural byproducts of that combustion are carbon dioxide and water vapor. That’s CO2 and H2O. If there is not enough oxygen available then carbon monoxide, CO is produced. The yellow streaks or tips in the flame are actually small amounts of carbon glowing in the hot gases of the flame. The flame is making carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a deadly poison. It attacks the soft tissues of the nasal passages and the lungs. Absorbed into the bloodstream it attacks the blood cells carrying oxygen to our bodies. It is a very debilitating poison and requires great effort to recover from. Orange streaks in the flame is another matter. If the streaks are orange it is dirt particles in the air. But yellow is a danger sign. Have your gas burning appliances checked out to be on the safe side.
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