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Gas smell when cookin and not is there a pronblem with regulator

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  • versande5 Oct 09, 2008

    THANX DOC WILL TRY IT

  • versande5 Oct 10, 2008

    CAN A REGULAToR be the problem and be adjusted this the second stove we have had brand new from LOWES

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HI i would replace the gas igniter in the oven. when a glow coil comes on. its suppose to glow a white hot glow. that then ignites all the gas. when its failing it glows an orange color. and that's not hot enough . replace the igniter. the appliance doc please rate my answer.

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OK we just converted a brand new natural gas kenmore range to propane and followed the instructions to a tee doing it. The burners are fine and work great, no smell. When the oven is started it smells like...


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There could be a couple things that would cause your symptoms, I will do my best to try and explain each one.

First off I am assuming from your dialog that everything is cooking the same on the top and in the oven, the times are the same the flames on the top burners look or sound no different. If this is the case the repair outside would not have a direct bearing on a 'problem' but it could cause the odor. Here is why...

Natural gas has no odor a chemical called Mercaptan is added to the gas to make a leak easier to detect. The amount of Mercaptan is regulated closely so it all is consumed in the flame. If there is too much you will get an odor from the flame.

The Mercaptan can line the inside of the piping that feeds gas from the regulator to the range. Working on the pipes can break loose some residue that may have a stronger presence of odorant causing you to smell it for some time. It will eventually go away.

The second thing that could cause this odor is if you have done any remodeling in the home, paint fumes, stains, oils many other chemicals can mix with the gas and cause this Mercaptan to not be burned up all the way and create an odor.

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First, the flame should be blue and without much visible yellow. You need to give the gas tube a good cleaning to get out any soot buildup and any partial obstuctions that might be causing the problem. Since you started with a yellow flame and soot, you need to get the burner tubes clean to see if you have resolved the problem after adjusting the regulator and burner valve(s).

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Check your manual and the installation guide to verify what the gas inlet pressure requirements are and check with your gas supplier to see what they are providing you.

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