The stove was used at various times today with no problems. Just about two hours agor it was used and smoke bellowed out of it. After clearing the smoke I looked at the bottom and saw only a little burnt material. The burnt material was cleaned as best as possible with kithen cleaner. The stove was turned on again with smoke coming out. A closer look showed that the smoke was not from the burnt material, but from the underside of the plate where the stove top burners sit. Does this mean the stove heater element is having problems?
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A gas stove shouldn't smoke. Is is clean? There is some grease that has eluded your cleaning efforts of interior surface?
Here are some tips that may help you resolve this problem:
Check the broiler flame. If the broiler flame is not adjusted properly, you could be creating soot from the burner flame.
Position the items that your are broiling lower so that they do not splatter grease up onto the broiler baffle.
Use a broiler pan that will drain grease and drippings down below the top surface.
Broiling many items will naturally produce some smoke. If you have the oven door closed when broiling then the only place that the smoke can go is up and out of the oven vent. If you partially open the oven door, some of the smoke will come out of the door opening.
You may have residue on the top walls of the inner oven cavity. Do you have self-clean feature on your range to clean the oven? Follow all of the procedures in your owner's manual to properly clean the oven using the self-clean cycle. This may clear out any undetected residue that could be causing excessive smoke during broiling.
sounds like the debris from previous cooking is burning. I would suggest cleaning it first. If it's not happening when one or the other is on it might be because what ever is in there is burning at a higher temp. or two it could be that the element is getting too hot and is burning the metal itself. How old is the oven, what kind and cooker? do you mean the stove part? if it's the stove part there might be a leak from the top into the stove -older stoves - the back left burner also got heat from the oven. when cooking you could but a pot or pan on it and not have to turn it on.
If the oven is new and has never been used, it should be cured before using. There is a curing your oven page in all manuals before use. You have to wash and burn off all the chemicals used in making the thing. Are u sure it sets off the smoke alarm and not the carbon monoxide alarm. Be careful some alarms are equipped with both now a days and people cant tell the difference. Get your gas company there to check it. Carbon monoxide is undetectable to the nose and is deadly so please be very careful! If there is smoke and u have cured ur oven then there maybe some old food on the burner, remove the bottom plate and check. If there is no smoke and no food on the burner then u need to change ur ignitor. It maybe old, cracked or both. Typical repair cost on high end range is 300 - 400 for 1 ignitor. Good luck. And I urge u to see if it is Carbon Monoxide!
I gathered up the courage and left the element on for a while, carefully using aluminum foil in place of a drip pan. No bad smell. The initial odor was just the residual burning off of the last of the rust/dust. I was worried about directly contacting the hot element with the foil so I made sure it didn't directly touch the element but that was probably an unnecessary concern as aluminum foil has a very very high melting point
elec stoves require 220 volts to heat properly.so because of long heat times on all parts your only getting half the voltage.turn off the power 2 your stove at the breakers before doing anything else.then pull out range and inspect all cord connections.I offten find aburnt cord at the block where cord attaches.If thats all good check your receptcal ,as long as you turned power off theres no danger.you can use a volt meter if unsure.repair or replace parts as needed.all new connections must be tight,you can do it yes we can
if you will send me your model number off your serial plate on your range will be on front open oven door or lower drawer some where and when you bought it i need to check the service bulletins before i reply but dont rate me till were done