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Frigidaire Gallery series gas stove/oven

The past few days we've tried using our oven and it smells like gas. It comes on fine and gets warm but the smell of gas causes us to shut it off and open the windows. Its about 13 months old (just out of warranty) of course. I pulled the oven out and its not coming from the line source. Its really bad smelling when the oven door is opened. Please help! Thankyou

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  • justincr250 Jan 07, 2009

    Model # for the oven is
    GLG2386FC
    Ive checked the line and the valve on the back and that seems fine. Smell comes from opening the oven door. Smells like raw gas.

  • justincr250 Jan 07, 2009

    If the igniter is bad would it still heat normally? And how hard is it to replace one of these?

  • justincr250 Jan 07, 2009

    I'm trying to hold off sending someone out if its something I can fix. They want $93 to just step in the door since its 1 month out of warranty.

  • justincr250 Jan 07, 2009

    Phil, thanks for your comment and detailed write up! Sounds like it could be a igniter problem. Can you get me a part # and explain how to replace this? THanks

  • justincr250 Jan 08, 2009

    Very helpful information. I have the part on order and will install when arrives. Thankyou - justin

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If the smell is coming from behind the oven, you probably have a leak at one of the connections of the gas line leading from the wall to the oven. If the smell is coming from inside the oven, you have a leaking gas valve, which is proabably a $60 to $100 part - something in that range.

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On this oven I believe the easies way would be to remove the oven door. Take the racks out.

The bottom panel either slides back some then picks up from the front or there may be 2 screws in the back holding it in. Take those screws out of the front and lift the bottom panel out.

You will see the "Burner Plate" it should have a nut in the middle. You can take that out and lift that plate off.

You should be able to see the ignitor.

Before removing the ignitor cut the power

Take the bottom drawer out completely.

With the power off you will cut the 2 wires and remove the 2 screws from the ignitor. Cut those wires somewhat long so you have room to work. ( i usually cut them closest to the ignitor.)

Remove the old ignitor and grab the new one.

When you strip the wires you only need about a 1/4 in max use the pire nuts in the package and splice the wires it doesnt matter which wire you hook to the valve just make sure the wire comeing down from the control is spliced to one side of the ignitor and the gas valve spliced to the other side.

Then reverse all the above steps.. should only take a max of 45 min.

If one of the screws holding the ignitor in breaks that is ok you really only need 1. or you can try a self tapping screw.. Let me know if you have any questions

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Try to test stove by spraying small amount of water where gas comes to make sure itis a leak and check the pilot light on this model as they tend to burn out after a year.

I believe you may just want to fix this problem gas building up can be very dangerous and cause house to explode i think $93 may be cheaper then a whole house or just get a new oven and get the 2year warrenty for it.

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Please make sure that your oven's pilot light is light and check it periodacly to make sure it stays lite if equipped also check the pilot lights on your burners. If everything is ok take a spray bottle of soap and water and lift the top up and spray the connections lightly and see if you can find a place that bubbles start to appear. if you find that spot than you have found you leak. let me know if this helps you.

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You've got a loose pipe (any connection). To pay for it is horrible, but there is no other way then to bring it back to the dealer.
Probably you have warranty on this item, so, ask for free repair or replacement.
You can solve it by buying a gas meter(special gadget to recognise the gas leaks), but I think that the repair will be better and much more cheaper.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!,

This problem is pretty common and usually eans there may be a faulty ignition switch installed on the Oven.

The Igniting Switch can be replaced by Calling up the manufacturer and asking about where to buy Spare Parts.

Hope this Help[s for your Problem, --P3NGYJ03

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It May Be An Igniter Problem Try Removing The Broiler Door And Listening To It Start Up. See How Long It Waits To Finally Light.
If It Takes Longer Then 10 Seconds Your Igniter May Be Going Bad.
Check The Parts List Here
ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Lassomption/5995361119.pdf
Also It Will Help You Better Understand The Unit And Its Components

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    Michael Fisher Jan 07, 2009

    Also Here Is All The Manuals Available For This Unit Including Owners Guide,Timer Guide, Wiring Diagram, Installation Instructions, Parts Manual And Spec Manual.http://www.frigidaire.com/products/resul...
    I Hope This Helps You.


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Best thing would be to find out where the leak is from or if at all there is a leak...
apply some water on the pipeline juctions (in which gas runs) and look for any small bubbles. 
Does the stove work ? Does it ignite ?

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Hi! The air holes on the side of the burner that faces the center of the stove may be clogged or holes near the oven are clogged which are leading to uncomplete combustion of the fuel and thus leading to the foul smell. This helps the pilot or spark igniter to light the gas. Try cleaning the holes with a toothpick.

Thanks.
rylee

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    Rylee Smith Jan 07, 2009

    Heating elements eventually burn out. Sometimes, when an element burns out, you can see that the coil burns in too, or blisters and bubbles.

    When your heating element burns out, you have to replace it because they are not repairable. If, when the heating element burns out, the infinite switch that controls it also fails, you have to replace it too.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 07, 2009

    Ignitor is made up of a crystal which gets damaged or distorted physically and wont work fine until replaced. This may lead to incomplete combustion of fuel and is a safety hazard.

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You are going to need to replace or adjust the igniter!

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If it only leaks when the oven is running, it is likely coming from the on-off control knob that controls the oven.
BUT PLS PLS get a gas man before u have an explosion.
Even if u think u fixed it, it may leak a small amount all night then blow up in the morning when u cook an egg. I know u think u can smell it but it can colect in an enclosed space where u cant smell it and explode even a volume of 1 gallon of air/gas could cause a nasty event upon ignition....
Also your insurance will invalidate if u fix this yourself & u hav a fire..
Your gas repair man will undoubtedly confirm the dangers of self repair to gas appliances. I dont mean to freak u out lol....

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What happens the ignitor becomes weak so when you turn on oven itglows and tries to open the oven safty valve,but because of its weakness it opens the valve just a little allowing just enough gas to smell but not enough to burn.and it will try this over and over[ignitor]if you had an amp probe.reading with probe on one of the ignitor wires shiuld be 3.2 to 3.6 amps if even 3.0 will have kind of problem your having God bless ,tom

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 07, 2009

    yes it will work but off and on with the gas smell.its not hard to replace.two screws hold it on and two wires.its eazyest togo thru the oven floor to get to ignitor.also the oven door comes off so you dont have to try to climb over it. in His service ,tom

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 08, 2009

    i've gotten an email thats says its still not fixed and im sorry for i am sure my solution would solve your problem,sign an appliance repairman completing over 15,000 in home service calls

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 08, 2009

    the ignitor part # is 5303935066

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You may be getting too much gas to the over,,,you need to have someone cometake a look at it before it starts a fire or worse

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Hello , I can help , I have seen this problem many times before , you should be able to remove the cover in the bottom of the oven , there you will see the ignitor and flame tube. turn the oven on and the ignitor will glow red and the gas will flow through the flame tube , make sure flame is even and flowing out of tube in all of the small holes when it lights if it lights , it takes a min. or two for this to happen.
If your oven makes any strange sounds like a Poof anytime when heating and the flame tube is ok with even flames then your ignitor needs replaced. It is sending power to your gas valve telling it its ready for gas to ignite but it probably has a small crack in it and has a problem igniting the gas when its released. 90% of gas oven issues are caused by the ignitor. they are easy to replace and they are not expensive.
Please let me know if you have any more questions and tell me how it turns out.

Phil

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    Phil Brantley Jan 07, 2009

    If the ignitor is failing intermittently the oven will still heat , but it is not igniting on time.

    there should be only 2 screws on the braket that holds the ignitor and two wires to the ignitor , unplug the oven remove the screws and cut the wires close to the ignitor , replace the ignitor and tie wires together with ceramic wire nuts. be carefull with the new ignitor they are easy to damage.

    this should fix your problem. Let me know how it goes.



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Hi there
It sounds like there is a leak from one of the pipes and this could be dangerous.
You need to get a engineer out to check the oven.
Please don't use the oven until its fixed and cut the gas off to the oven itself

Good luck and kind regards

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If the ignitor is bad You feel bad smell . You need to replace the ignitor .

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It needs some cleaning.

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    rockfixya Jan 07, 2009

    check the gas flow in pipe and also check gas line inside the oven.

    Thanks for using FixYa. 

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    rockfixya Jan 07, 2009

    may be there is some leak from any line which is unseems to you.


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    rockfixya Jan 07, 2009

    no way to fixyourself.,, need a service man.


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Check out properly that its not getting leaked from its pump or the valve.if that gets loose it may leak.

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