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I smell gas for several minutes after turning my oven on. The oven starts right away but the gas smell continues.
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CALL THE GAS COMPANY AND TELL THEM YOU SMELL GAS ... SOME GAS COMPANIES STILL COME OUT FOR FREE TO CHECK. DO NOT TELL HIM A BUNCH OF DETAILS. JUST THAT YOU SMELL GAS AT THE STOVE. CHANCES ARE YOU WILL GET A NICE GUY WHO MAY TELL YOU EXACTLY WHATS WRONG AND FIX IT. EVEN IF THEY CHARGE YOU CAN PAY THEM IN SMALL AMOUNTS EACH MOTH FOR THE BILL. 50 SECONDS IS TOO LONG ...THE 20-40 SECONDS ALLOWS FOR THE SLOW STEADY INCREASE OF GAS FLOW TO START ... TO AVOID THE GAS COMMING ON AT FULL PREASURE AND CAUSING A "HARD IGNITION" OF THE BURNERS. THE GAP AND THE CORECT DISTANCE OF THE LOCATION OF THE IGNITOR TO THE BURNERS SHOULD BE CHECKED.THIS GAP IS USUALLY IN THE SPEC. MANUAL. ALSO MAKE SURE THE FLAME SENSOR IS IN THE FLAME. FOR THE FACT YOU SAY THIS IS HAPPENING TO BOTH UPPER AND LOWER BURNERS LEAVES ME TO THINK THE GAS PRESSURE IS NOT CORRECT GOING INTO THE APPLIANCE ... THE GAS COMPANY WILL CORRECT THAT. GOOD LUCK AND BE SAFE !!!! Joe_Rex
Posted on May 02, 2007
STOP USING THE OVEN IMMEDIATELY!!! You are not getting enough air to the burners to burn all the fuel. Not only will you have an explosion hazard, you'll have a carbon monoxide hazard either of which will KILL YOU. Read all of the info below before you begin.
You need to clean all the burners and inlets thoroughly. You probably used the oven for a lot of broiling of meats or it is quite old. The deposits are clogging the tubes which gauge the amount of air entering the burners or the burner holes themselves. The burner tubes are generally removable by removing one screw and giggling the units clear. Before taking anything apart, note carefully the positions of any mix plates and scribe small marks between the two surfaces. Use a heavy duty cleaner or WD-40 to loosen grime. Don't use abrasives like Comet. Then wash in mild detergent with hot water and dry. Be sure all burner openings are clear. After assembly, note the color of the flames. They should be about 90% blue along their length from the burner head. If they are not, you didn't finish the job cleanly or you have another problem. If the burners are old, rusty or have irregularly shaped flame holes, replace them.
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
i think you probably have a weak ignitor. does the ignitor glow orange?
if it does, or i should say when it does, just tap lightly on the gas valve and see if that causes the gas to flow into the burner and then light.
you can use the handle of a screwdriver to tap with and it wont need to much force.
if this does work, then just replace the ignitor. when they get weak they will glow, but wont draw enough current thru the gas valve to allow it to open. your valve does get voltage but it opens when enough current draw opens the bi-metal portion of the valve to allow gas to flow.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Gas oven does not work. Burners and broiler work. When oven kGnob is turned on, there is no glow at ignitor, nor any gas smell.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Typically, all gas operated appliances will get a "gas smell" from time to time. What you're really smelling is the odorant (rotten egg smell) that is added into both propane and natural gas, as these gases have no smell by themselves.
The smell will vary from normal to very strong as the "receipe" for how much ordorant is added into either your propane tanks or the gas supplied to your home. Typically, when tanks start getting low, the smell is more concentrated, while with piped natural gas, the smell can be very strong at different times, based on how and when the gas company adds odorant into the main supply lines.
Usually when a gas appliance is first turned on, the smell can be rather strong, until the gas ignites. So long as your oven is lighting properly, there is nothing to worry about.
However, if you're hearing a rather loud "whoosh" sound as the oven lights, it could be that your ignitor is getting weak and might need to be replaced. If you've got a weak ignitor, it could be allowing a little bit too much gas to build up in the oven compartment before it lights, hence the reason you're smelling the gas.
You can check for a weak ignitor by simply watching the oven when you start it, if the gas lights quickly, once the ignitor is glowing brightly and you've heard the "click" of the gas valve opening (in the oven), then everything is fine.
Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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