Strong Foul smell coming from oven only when I turn it on
I have a tappan oven and it never smells when I use the range. Only when I turn the oven on. It doesn't smell like gas or anything rotting. It smells like a strong chemical of some sort. My carbon monoxide/explosive gas alarm always responds when it is on, so I have to open all of the windows. Also, the flames come up a little into the actual oven space from the broiler. Any idea what it can be?
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Probably thermocouple needs to be replaced. pay attention to hygiene, KEEP YOUR COOKING APPLIANCE CLEAN and it will serve you reliably for a very long time. Keep it CLEAN and SERVICED and it will serve you for life.
Replaced the igniter. The parts guy told me that the amperage changes with age and use; thus the igniter still glows, but it takes much longer to operate the gas valve with the reduced amperage. Cost - $70.14
Sounds like a sticking gas valve or a defective hot surface igniter. Open the broiler drawer or remove the bottom cover in the oven compartment. The oven usually has a hot surface igniter or a spark igniter. Turn on the oven and watch for the hot surface igniter to start glowing. It should glow very bright. Once it is glowing the burner gas should come on. If you hear the gas come on it should light right away. If there is any delay shut off the oven and stay back. Let the gas clear out then inspect the area near the igniter and make sure the burner is not plugged(the little holes may have debris in them). If you turn on the oven and the igniter comes,glows brightly,no gas is heard but you can smell gas it is either a blocked burner orfice/assembly or sticking gas control valve. Try giving the burner and gas control valve a tap and see if it comes on. If you tap the control valve and it starts working then shut of the oven and try it several times. If it starts to come on and off now you may have cleared whatever debris was causing the problem. If it does it again then it could be the control valve or a weak hot surface igniter. The igniter can be tested with a ohm meter. Most of the time when I get this complaint it is the oven control valve that is sticking. Be very careful when doing these procedures....gas can build up in the oven compartment very quicky and flash if ignited. Always have the gas shut off valve at the back of the range within reach and the electrical outlet in case you need to unplug it.
The reason you can't smell it when the oven is on is because the gas is being ignited. DO NOT USE YOUR STOVE until you get this fixed by a gas fitter. You have a gas leak, which is either a loose fitting or faulty valve or line.
Call your appliance dealer IMMEDIATELY or you could have an explosion!!!!
yes replace the lower oven ig nighter you can do this from inside the oven pull the racks out then locate two screws in the bottom oven pan take the out pull the bottom plate then pull the flame spredder pan and you will see the glow bar replace that most common for you compliant