I just purchased this oven recently and found a strong CO smell when i started the oven but within 5-10min the smell had reduced. What is an acceptable co reading when using the oven? Should it change from the start to the finish? Where could i get an service manual?
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If you're talking about the acrid smell immediately after starting the oven, that's aldehyde gas, a byproduct of cold gas combustion where the flame contacts the cold metal oven surfaces. That smell should disappear within the first minute or two, and it's entirely normal for a gas oven. If you're talking instead about the smell of fuel gas, then your burner may need to be adjusted; it may be running much too "rich".
Your oven needs a good clean up and so it is important that a good cleaning agent is used. Also check if there is chance that insects or rats have been caught inside and so if the smell is from the outside you need to open the oven covers to clean and detoxify. check this link for tips:
Air intake needs adjustment. Remove bottom drawer, there is a gas valve and the burner attached to it. Loosen small screw on the burner and turn the air baffle to let more/less air in. If not sure what you're doing - call a repairman. Also make sure not to cover any vents on the oven bottom with foil, as some usually do. It also can be that the burner holes need cleaning
next itme you get an authorized co. to come look at it ask them to call the "techline", f&p has an excellent tech resource hotline for us tech ive never called and had them not at least lead me in right direction.