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When I use my gas range it smells like lighter fluid. Only when it is on, when off the odor goes away. It is a dual stove with electric oven and gas top. It started with one burner and now all 5 of them stink. It is not a gas smell and it is not leaking.

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I am having the same problem with our stove in our new house. We just moved in and everytime I turn a burner on it smells like charcoal lighter fluid. Anyone know what this is?

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