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Gas Odor coming from oven

I have a GE XL44 Gas Range - There is a gas odor coming from my oven when it is turned off. Sometimes it is quite strong and sometimes you can't smell it unless you open the oven. It disappears when the oven is turned on. The oven works fine otherwise.

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The reason you can't smell it when the oven is on is because the gas is being ignited. DO NOT USE YOUR STOVE until you get this fixed by a gas fitter. You have a gas leak, which is either a loose fitting or faulty valve or line.

Call your appliance dealer IMMEDIATELY or you could have an explosion!!!!

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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