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Weird smell first use

Is there any reason that you would get a weird gasy type smell the first time you're using the oven?  I read through the manual and there was nothing specially noted concerning the first use of the stove but we are pre-heating and cannot get over the smell.
Its rather subtle but, its still there ;)
Also, the stove is on, the cooktop works fine, but the damn lights on the inside do not work at all......  This was not another missing install step was it?
Thanks for the help!

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STOP YOU MAY HAVE A GAS LEAK!!
DO NOT TURN IT ON AGAIN TILL YOU HAVE SERVICE OR CALL THE GAS COMPANY AND THEY WILL COME OUT RIGHT AWAY TO CHECK IT!
SMELL GAS ALWAYS CALL THE GAS CO.FIRST THING!
GOD FORBID!!

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Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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