Last night I smelled a horrible smell while cooking, and thought it was something that spilled in the oven (which was on at the time), but was concerned because it smelled like electrical wires.
This morning the food in the freezer was defrosting, and the food in the refridgerator did not feel as cold as normal. The light still comes on, there is a low motor noise coming from the appliance.
Kenmore is coming out tomorrow. The question:
There is an extended warranty I can buy for $250, which will cover this or any problem with the refridgerator for the next year. If it needs a new motor it is worth it since the visit alone will cost $72 - if it is a wire I am better off with out it. Anyone have any idea what is wrong with the refridgerator?
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Good posibility that some thing is wrong with the defrost system. This is not as expensive to repair as a compressor. Is it worth it? The compressor and having it replaced and recharged will run much more than 250 a lot of the time or very close to it. Unplug it for a few hours with the freezer door open. Then plug it back in and see if it starts freezing again. This would tell you if it is something with the defrost cycle. The low motor noise may be the fan in the bottom of the unit. It would be good to know if the compressor is running or not.
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I would have a service call made and have the service technician check for correct installation
Smells ( that cannot be attributed to burnt food, gas ) should be investigated as they are the early warning signs of a problem
at least you will have peace of mind and may be advised as to a product that can be used to remove the smell
new ovens do have a certian amount of "burn in" to do when there new best to heat up and cool off oven several times before actuall food use to remove any construction solvents and "cure" all the materials inside
also ck to make sure you removed all the shipping packing sometimes this gets left inside by accedent and smells something horrible when heated ( caution :: Foam degrades to cyanide deadly gas when heated!!!!)
Maybe isolation broke and something is burning? Does it smell burnt? If the smoke is coming out of the burners it seems like an isolation problem. My knowledge is very limited though, so good luck. Contact your store to ask if this is unusual or not.
Your oven is one of the most-used appliances in your home, and when you use it for preparing strong-smelling meals, like fish or for curing jerky for instance (I speak from experience on the latter), you can be left with an oven that emits bad smells into the rest of your food for weeks on end. You have a spill in the oven. Wait until the burners are cool to clean them only with warm soapy water (no chemicals) and clean inside the oven. Like a self cleaning oven, it's only at high degrees it will "burn" off the food spills and will cause smoke. Shop Appliances and Furniture for your home from Appliances connection online store.
Is this oven still under warranty? If so, take advantage. If not, remove the power plug and the case. Short out, with a screwdriver, the large can-shaped capacitor with two terminals sticking out. Check the wiring and circuit board for signs of burning. If everything looks ok, remove the thin sheet metal wave guide that sits above or beside the microwave energy port into the cooking cavity. Under the sheet metal, there is a metal fan-like device called a 'stirrer' that has a plastic bearing. Remove this stirrer and smell the bearing. If it smells like the burning wire smell, replace the stirrer. You can buy it through 'Sears Parts' online.
The first time you do a self clean it does smell weird and you do not need to do it for 4 hours change the setting to 2 or three hours. This uses allot of ellectricity to do the cleaning. I usually just use a oven clenaing product for light cleanup. If you have a pie that has spilled over or something then it works great. The Smell is a bit of ash and smoke from all the things that you are incinerating inside your oven.
More common then you think, i have gone through a couple microwaves in the last ten years, they both failed very similar to what you describe. One popped the breaker one day, reset the breaker and it worked again but had an odd smell to it. I took it apart and couldn't find anything burnt or melted so i tossed it and got a new one, i didn't want a microwave burning the house down! I would suggest unless your really tied to that microwave that you just replace it for safety sake. Four years or forty years old don't matter anymore, i had one microwave, LG brand, that died two months after the warranty expired and it would cost more to repair it then replace the thing!
any food with an oil base will catch fire on a heating element, it will be fine to use but try to keep food from spilling out towards any heat source, use a try to collect any food drippings or a tray with vents if doing potatoes this will minimize any food dripping on the elements. it will smell for a while on the first cook as the oil will still be present on the element but it will soon burn off.