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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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 .
Most gas ovens that aren't electronic ignition usually have a pilot light.
Usually one in the oven area and one for each burner. (Sometimes shared between two burners.)
These pilot lights must lit at all times...otherwise it won't light up and you'll smell gas.
Usually the pilot light is in the very back of the oven and can be seen with the broiler drawer opened.
There is a small set screw located at the pilot light assembly in the oven and also at every burner.
This allows you to adjust pilot light up or down, thereby letting you set pilot light flame to a level that doesn't get blown out by a draft...or you can turn it off completely.
If you use that set screw to turn off the pilot light gas, you'd need to strike a match to light the oven or burners everytime you needed them.
the burners inside your oven by removing the access panel in the front
of the oven or by opening the broiling drawer, depending on your
if the pilot itself is lit, since some ovens have a small flame on the
pilot at all times that then grows and extends to the burner when the
oven is turned on. The lack of a pilot flame indicates the oven
thermostat is malfunctioning or there is a problem with the gas hose.
Check the pilot itself to see if it is clogged with debris or grease
that could be preventing the flame from staying lit.
if the pilot flame will grow if it is lit by turning on the thermostat.
If the pilot flame doesn't extend, the thermostat itself likely needs
replacement. If the flame is extending but the gas valve is not
opening, the safety valve could be dirty or defective. The flame should
be blue in color. A yellow flame indicates the pilot is dirty and is
not burning hot enough to get the main burner to ignite.
the burner on the top of the oven with a match if the igniter doesn't
appear to be effective. If it lights manually but will not light
automatically, the igniter is likely faulty. Do not do this if there is
a heavy smell of gas in the kitchen, since there could be a risk of a
fire. In that circumstance, turn the oven off, ventilate the room and
call a technician.
for any sounds of gas hissing or a clicking sound indicating the oven
is trying to turn on. If there is no response from the oven at all, the
gas may not be functioning properly and will need to be examined by a
technician for safety purposes
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.
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.