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Smelling gas at when stove is in prelight then going away

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  • tkrogers Oct 12, 2008

    Never really noticed the smell before. Only notice smell when preheating the oven part, everything seems fine. Although it seems to take much longer then usual to pre-warm the oven or I might be just guessing. The year? 4 to 5 years old. The make? Frigidaire free standing gas stove. The model? FGF378ACF

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The smell remains as long as the oven is operating and gets stronger the longer it is on.

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Welcome tkrogers,

You said,smelling gas at when stove is in Pre-light then going away.

In some stoves this is normal as long as it is a slight smell and it goes away when the stove or oven ignites.
You know gas really has no smell, but this smell is added for our safety!!
What is the Make,year ,and Model number of your range?

The gas must start somewhere until the flame ignites it.
So we smell a slight smell of gas until it burns.

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