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Kenmore gas: SMELLS

Our stove top AND oven smell almost like kerosene when using. We've thoroughly cleaned everything. What could be causing this? We are unable to currently use it due to this. THank you

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Re: Kenmore gas: SMELLS

Turn them on see if the flames are orange or blue then reply open the door and look from the side through the little slots in the bottom of the oven to see also is there soot and are you on natural gas or propane your reply will come to my e mail

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