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The flame in my gas oven is flickering orange and it smells. Is this a gas leak (I need a gas man) or is it likely to be the oven?

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Either the orfices are dirty or you lack enough air to completely burn the gas,you might want to have a tech from the gas supplier look into adjusting air flow or cleaning orfices

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