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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If it smells like gas Shut the gas off outside call installer, or
gas company. If it doesn't smell like gas, most likely it's the "new smell" caused by the heat. If you have a kitchen vent fan turn it on. If it persists Call the installer or dealer. No action by them? call the mfg customer service number in your owner's manual. It's possible something was left in the oven burner area that shouldn't be there.
Maybe isolation broke and something is burning? Does it smell burnt? If the smoke is coming out of the burners it seems like an isolation problem. My knowledge is very limited though, so good luck. Contact your store to ask if this is unusual or not.
sounds like your bake element is ready to burn out .or already has if its not getting red its out look at element for any abnomalitys like the coating should look the same from start an stop of element
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If this is a new range the odor is coming from the binder used to install the insulation in the range. You would need to put it through a self clean cycle of at least four hours to burn off this binder. I would suggest that you do it on a nice day when you are staying home and can open the windows as it will smell quite horrid for a while.
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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I have the same issue. I live in an apartment, and I had maintenance come by to check it out. They say that it is carbon (white, ashy) built up around the burners from where the gas is burning. They clean it, but then it comes back. I'm wondering what else it can be because I feel like death every time we use the oven. And I know, I shouldn't use it! Well, I like to cook, and I'm stuck in this crappy place until the end of my lease. I don't know what to do either. If my maintenance actually figures out the problem, I'll let you know.