Gas Oven, lights and terrable smell, and flame shoot out
Our gas oven just got hooked up, and tonight we tried to use the oven. When it lit, it started shooting flames out of the holes in the bottom, and there was a really strong smell that burned our eyes. Any ideas what might be causing this?
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Yea sounds like you have a stive set for natural gas hooked up to propane gasm you need to convert that thing instructions are simple to follow in installation manual, or if you paid someone for installation id get them back
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Gas oven burners are usually a variable gas flow. When on high, the gas valve is fully open and the flame is high. As the heat increases in the oven, the flame reduces in size until the burner is running on whats called "bypass rate" or "maintenance rate" This is the smallest flame the burner can operate on without going out. I would suggest that the thermostat gas valve is faulty and not fully opening. It is also possible that the thermocouple may be faulty. This is a solid piece of wire which is usually situated in the flame path above the burner and connects to the gas valve and regulates the flame. It also triggers the gas valve to turn off , if no flame is present. I would try that first. A lot cheaper than a gas valve. In Australia, you have to hold a Gas service Licence to do this work.
the ignition thermocouple is not getting hot enough to open the valve for main gas.or it might be a swmi pulled pilot orrifice. if the pilot flame is hitting the thermocouple nicely then I would say replace the thermocouple .
Some of the models require you to push in the oven thermostat knob to set the pilot if it blows out. So try pushing in the knob and hold it while lighting the pilot. When the pilot lights continue to hold the knob in for about a minute. When you let go of the knob the pilot should stay lit. If it does not stay lit then try it one more time. If it continues to go out the thermocouple or aso might be bad and will need service.
the pilot and burner are usually covered, so it's doubtful that grease buildup would be a problem. it's probable that the thermocouple is defective or not positioned in the flame properly. the thermocouple tells the gas valve that there is a flame and it's okay to send gas through and the oven lights. if the t-couple is bad, it's fairly cheap to replace. however, if you could smell the gas odor from downstairs, the gas valve itself could be bad and that is not cheap to replace. get a competent repairman to check it out and turn off the gas while your'e waiting. you could have an explosive situation.
Look at oven burners while they are lit. Is the flame coming from all of the holes. If not, see if the piolet or glow coil of ignitor is close enough to that side to make them light.Also make sure holes are not dirty (opened).The flame should be blue with just the tip red . If not adjust the air door to get more air and less gas. Their is also a gas ajustment on the oven gas valve on most. If the flame is jumping out of the hole,too much gas is coming through and you need to adjust the screw to get less gas flow. I hope I understood correctly and this is information that you need.
Hello and welcome, If your range has electronic igniters, then you seem to have one or more bad igniters on top of the range if you have a pilot range then you have a gas restriction or clogged orifice tube. Even if they make the click noise while trying to light they may not get hot enough to draw the gas on a constant speed!
This will need to be diagnosed hands on at your location. But this is the fault!
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The pilot light is lit to light the main burner. First off, is your pilot light lit or is the igniter lit. There are two thermal sensor in the oven. One is above your pilot light and will not let the pilot light stay lit unless there is a flame. Secondly, you have a thermal sensor in your oven wired all the way to the switch to turn the oven on. If it thinks that it is at temp, then it will never turn on. This sensor may become bad or the case of my oven break. But if these are good, you many have a clogged burning unit underneath. Cleaning according to the owners manual may correct that. Check your owners manual to see what is user serviceable. Gas is nothing to play with.