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Occasional gas smell

My 13 year old Viking 30" wide gas range will occasionally emit a gas smell when lighting the oven. I removed the kick plate and found the left burner will light 2 minutes after the right burner. Both igniters were replaced at the 6 year mark. The smell does not persist after about 10 minutes of both burners being lit. There is not smell at any other time.

Thnaks for any help.

Carl N

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  • habu55 Jun 22, 2009

    The reply is not a solution. It is a warning. I am trying to determine how to fix the problem, not avoid the symptom.

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If you have a burner lit and gas build up, strong smell etc., my advice would be to stop using the oven immediately! You no way gas should come out, build up, to the point you smell it, Especially while a burner is lit. Dangerous condition.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • Hal Hallman Jun 22, 2009

    Please understand the nature of your post. You are correct, my solution was a warning. You do have gas coming from the burner, otherwise it would never light. You have an ignition problem, a flame tube not properly aimed...something. You need, (for the safety of you and your family), a gas man come and assess the problem, or verify the fix. If I tell someone how to change a water pump, or install a dryer belt, hopefully my advice is good and they get their fix. But if what I tell them does not work, no one gets hurt. When I read your post, I offered the best advice anyone could give...leave it OFF. Had you called the gas man and given him the same info that I have, he would have told you to leave it off until he could get there to check it and make a qualified repair. Unfortunately, I cannot come and fix it myself, so I would be negligent and opening fixya up for a lawsuit if I offered a fix and for whatever reason it didn't fix the problem and your range exploded. I hope you understand.

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