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Gas oven - - melted plastic inside

Last night when the oven was on and I noticed a smell coming from the oven and it turned out to be a blue plastic lid had fallen down and it has now melted inside the oven - - how do i fix it?

i have been able to remove most of the plastic that is visible - - but what if some of the plastic oozed into the holes on either side of the bottom of the oven? could this cause an issue if I were to turn the oven back on for use? Please advise. Thanks!

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You can remove the bottom oven panel and look under it. All you have to do is remove the oven racks and locate the screws that hold the bottom panel in place. MOST ovens only have two of them. Once you have the crews removed, the panel slides back a bit, then lifts up. If there are any heavy deposits of melted plastic, remove it like you did before. Any residual material can be taken off with some fine emery paper. Wear a dust mask and vacuum all the dust out of the oven. DO NOT use this method on the oven wall as it may scatch it. This is only for anything that may have dripped below the oven pan. You may have an odor to the oven for a while, but as long as you have nothing else melted inside this should go away. Try running it on a cleaning cycle AFTER you've inspected the oven & cleaned out the remaining plastic. This will burn off anything left behind. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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    Danielle Randall Apr 24, 2014

    Ha, another person who doesn't read directions.. You didn't remove the packing... You realize this is unser negelect, and NOT the manufacture defect. Someone didn't read directions, then plays the blame game. Get as much as you can off without damaging your oven walls, then run a selfclean.

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