It may be something as simple as a crossed or frayed wire. This does not necessarily mean major repairs. Since it is electric, UNPLUG the oven from the wall. Then, take the burner rings out and lift the stove top. You should be able to lift it from the front edge, since it is hinged at the back. Check the wires under the burner. If these wires are in good shape and the connections are solid, move the stove out from the wall. Remove the back sheet metal panel completely. Once again, check the wires running the entire length. Make sure all wires running from the knob console to the rest of the oven are not frayed or missing the insulation coating and that the connections are complete and not loose. If you find frays, some electrical tape should fix it just fine. Loose connections can usually be crimped with a pliers, or if it's a loose electrical connector type connection with a screw, you can remove the connector head and wrap bare wire around the screw, then tighten it down to secure.
If you find nothing wrong when you open it and inspect the wires, then it is possible it needs major repairs. If you are getting a burning smell from ANY electrical appliance, please leave it unplugged until you get it fixed. Nobody likes a house fire in the middle of the night.
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Hello purrpplee - If the smell is coming out of the oven vent, more than likely it is something inside the oven that is creating the odor. Also, keep in mind that new cooking products can create a burning electrical odor when the bake and broil cycles are used as any residual coating or film on the oven liner and elements burns off. However, if odor increases consult a professional for an accurate diagnosis.
Hi. YES you most definately have a short. The burning smell is coming from either the wire arcing and thus producing ozone and heat, or the insulation on the wire is being burnt. Take the back off the control unit to expose the wires and see if you can see where the wiring is burnt. It could be a loose connection, or something more serious.
If in doubt, call a professional repairman to check it out.
It depends o what kind of smoke. If it is just a burnt food smoke smell there is residue left on the walls that has refused to come off withcleaning and a harder detergent is required, perhaps allowed to soak for a longer time. If it is an electrical smoke smell, there is either a bad connection that is heating up and creating the smell or some wires hare carrying too great a load and are smouldering. Check the first item before looking at the next because that will require you to open the back of the oven to access the wires and contacts.
This tutorial will show you how to check your Smeg element and how to replace your Smeg cooker element.
Here are the 3 main faults to look for in your oven or cooker that is not heating
Your oven will not work until the clock/timer has been re-set after replacing an oven element or tripping the electrical supply. Consult your Smeg manual.
If your Oven is not getting hot or heating up it could be a faulty element, if the fan in the oven is running and the thermostat light is on, this will lead us to believe that the element has gone faulty. With grills the thermostat light should come on there should be heat, if not then this could be the grill element or the thermostat.
When you turn the oven on, the household electrical supply trips on the Rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board sometimes called the breaker tripping) your fan oven element has gone to earth and needs replacing.
your power cables might be loose on the electrical board, turn off breaker to oven, open it up and verify the wires from the wall are tightly connected to ther posts on the electrical board. If you smell a funny smoke or weir smoke it is electrical problem and shut it off immediately at the breaker box...Cal a repair guy if you don't have to call the fire department.
It sounds like you have either one of the following things that need attention. First, turn off both breakers to the oven and then back on. Next check the wiring from the receptacle to the back of the oven. Next, check your internal fuses. Most ovens have them. Last, check the wiring to the elements and control switches. Somewhere you have a wire burned off the terminals or control switch. That smell you referred to is probably one of the wires that may be burned.
I found that the 220 plug had burned out, that was where the smoke came from. The display worked because the ground "prong" was the only one burned. Had to replace the electrical 220 socked and the electrical plug on the oven.
you must get someone who understands electrical problems to look at it as this light is at full mains voltage, if the wires are burned then they must be replaced with ones that are silicon covered because of the heat and if a connector is used then this must be made of a ceramic material again because of the heat
goto home depot,lowes and get some ceramic wire nuts and heat tape and electrical tape.cut the wires back on both sides of the terminal block.bypass the t-block and connect the wires with the wire nuts wrap the heat tape then electrical tape on each one.if you have access to a amp meter take readings to make sure the amp draw isnt too high.i would think the wires just burned up from either a loose connection or the heat of the oven.this should solve your problem.