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Kitchen Aid Oven and Carbon Monoxide Leak

About a month ago our CO detector started intermittently going off whenever we used our oven (KitchenAid model KGRT607HWH4).  About 15 minutes after the oven being on, it would go off.  We moved the sensor, still went off.  So, trying to go through home warrenty, we were referred to the gas company who came and tested the oven.  I went over the acceptable level of 200 and was still rising.  Has anyone else had this problem and is there a fix to it.  We are having problems finding a qualified repair person to deal with this.

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  • Impuzzled Feb 07, 2008

    Interesting enough, we are also having the same problem with the exact same model. Our carbon monoxide detector went off as well, even before the oven was fully heated up. The gas company stated that the carbon monoxide that was being produced was well over the standard amount that should be in any home and they can’t understand the problem b/c the pilot light was burning normal and even the flame in the oven and on the burners were burning normal (blue flame = normal). He suggested we would have to contact a gas fitter to come in and take a look at it and/or call the maker (KitchenAid) and have them look at it. However, all the gas fitters in my area state (over the phone even before they look at the problem) that they cannot help me b/c they don't deal with appliances and I would have to call an appliance service guy. When I contacted KitchenAid they got me in contact with my local “KitchenAid” appliance guy to set up a service call…however, they too said over the phone that they likely will not be able to help me and there’s no point in coming out that I would need a gas fitter??? I called another appliance fixer in my area and he said that even if he thought he could fix the problem (which he didn’t think he could since it’s burning normal) that he doesn't even have the tool/s to test and see if he fixed the problem and/or if it's still leaking carbon monoxide, he’s never had this situation before.



    My home is not all that new (10 years old) and is not as air tight as what a newer home would be. My range is a 2004 model and this situation just started to happen 3 months ago (seems odd that it would start after approx. 4 years of use vs. when it was a new appliance and when my house was likely more air tight b/c it was only 6 years old then). I understand that possibly, perhaps in a in a newer home that would be more air tight, that happens to have a gas range that this could happen… however, why then, is this information not more “well known” by KitchenAid and the gas companies? I would hope that if this was a normal situation regarding air tight homes and gas ranges then they would offer this information as being “normal”. Yet, in my current situation, all involved have been inexperienced with the situation with no fix or solution just suggestions of possibilities of what could be the problem without even physically looking at the issue… the gas range.



    Are there at all any gas fitters out there that can take apart a gas range stove, or an appliance guy who has their gas license? Since there are many gas ranges out there and they are not a new thing, should there not be a person who is licensed to repair them if there is a potential problem with the appliance leaking gas?

  • Devereaux Macy Jan 14, 2009

    I purchased a home where the Sellers removed their oven and took it to their new own and bought the same oven as yours (mine is black and stainless steel, but same model #) and installed in the house. They also installed smoke detectors but failed to include co. One month after moving into this house (I cooked 2-4 hours every day) I went to the hospital by ambulance, very sick. They sent me home for another 2 months of poisoning. I finally called the gas company out and they determined the oven was defective with releasing 100% co poisoning, and red tagged it. I had been exposed to co poisoning for 3 months, 2-4 hours a day and now I have about 24 medical side effects from the poisoning, which by the way are permanent. Even if you get away from the co the damage has been done to your brain and organs, which is what all the research I have done states. I am out of pocket more than $15,000 and the insurance company paid over $20,000. It is obvious to me that there is a manufacturing defect with this oven and they are liable for damages. Have you hired an attorney or seen a doctor? Is there anything you could add to help me? I appreciate your response. Devereaux Macy

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Lift up each of the heavy round metal caps over the stovetop burners then reseat them. We had the same problem with the CO2 sensor showing elevated levels.  We had just cleaned the cook top and one of the caps was not flush over its burner.  Another way to check this is to turn on each burner and see if you have a good flame all around the burner. If not, the top cap is probably askew allowing gas to escape without being burned.

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If you have Propane than any range will have to be properly converted to propane they are made for natural gas. Other than that gas ovens do emit quite a large amount of CO and new homes are built very air tight and any good CO detector may sense this. If you have a vent hood or hood/mwave combo and its vent is actually ran to the exterior it should aid in venting that CO. This is why the new dual fuel (gas cooktop, elec oven) are so popular. Hope this helps...

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