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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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  • pyrapyt Dec 31, 2008

    We don't have mice. It smells more like soot or something. Just very strong.

  • pyrapyt Jan 01, 2009

    ok....Where is this brass hood/orfice and how do you get to it? So once I find it, turn it down, then openthe air shutter. Where is the air shutter?

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Do you have mice.they will tunnel in the insulation.you know what they do next,well then you heat that up and theres your smell

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 01, 2009

    sorry some how i didnt get all your comments.but now i do.are you propane.there is a brass hood /orfice on the oven gas valve.4 propane that should be turned all the way down and the air shutter should be open all the way.if any of that is so you may need to clean it all up[soot[you dont want any off the holes blocked on the burner by the soot

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 01, 2009

    the oven saftyvalve is towards the bottem of your oven.the burner attaches over it.get down there and take a look.familuirize your self with whats in there then we can talk apples to apples

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