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Gas oven smell

My new gas oven smells funky when in use, like a factory coating or something is burning off. We have had it for six months and it still smells. It is not a natural gas smell. We have to open window while using the oven. Please help, its driving me crazy. We started getting the smell the first time it was used for baking. After a while the smell dissapated. But, now when we use the broiler, the smell is even worse. It does smell like some kind of coating or plastic burning off. It is very acrid and irritates the lungs. It somehow smells like teflon when a teflon pan has been on the the stove at too high a setting and starts burning.

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  • jivanrob Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem but it isn't the temp. that is accurate. after the oven has got to temperature, the smell goes away. but while it is heating up, you can see the smoke coming up from it.

  • gmalbe May 21, 2009

    Same thing, only I have been hesitant to actually cook anything in there yet... I feel like something from the manufacturing process is trying to burn off, but I've run it at 500degrees for an hour and the smell seems to only intensify. I can see actual smoke in the room.

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Have you checked the temperature with a hand held or stand alone thermometer? First thing I would do is get a cheap oven thermostat, set the oven to 200 and make sure the oven is not being controlled.

This smell, does it sour the flavor of whatever you are baking, broiling whatever?

Sounds to me the oven might be over temperature, if it checks out against another thermostat is there any breakin procedures in your manual or cd?

Check that out, next have you called the oem?

cALL EM AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING, MAYBE THEY HAVE A BAD COATING,

If that goes no where, get a mailing address, ,get a frozen pancake or waffle if it is sticking to the food, cook it, wrap it hot in plastic rap then aluminum foil and mail it to them.

Once they take a wiff of it you will get some relief,

I am concerned you might have some kind gas that could prove to be unhealthy, so get this dealt with, the three suggestions above should get you an answer.

Will


Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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