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A strong butane like odor is coming directly from the appliance. Please help.

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As smell of gas is mostly due to leak in some components in gas dryers and this is one of common problem most gas appliances and It could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety practice and comonsnese reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

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You can check for a weak ignitor by simply watching the oven when you start it, if the gas lights quickly, once the ignitor is glowing brightly and you've heard the "click" of the gas valve opening (in the oven), then everything is fine.

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To remove odors:
1. Remove all items from refrigerator or freezer. Throw
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them and door gasket with mild detergent in warm water.
Rinse well and wipe dry.

2. Wash interior walls and door liner with solution of 1-2
tablespoonsful of baking soda to 1 quart warm water, and
wipe dry. Leave door open and let it air out well, with a
fan directed toward inside, and opened windows if climate
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3. If odor still remains, try one or all of the following
means of odor removal.

a. Spread baking soda out on shallow pans (like shallow
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with foil) and put pans on shelves to absorb odors, or on
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b. Buy activated charcoal (which is specially treated to
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out on shallow pans and put on shelves of refrigerator.
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c. Spread cat litter in shallow pan in cabinet, turn on
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d. Pour several ounces imitation vanilla (not pure
extract) in a shallow saucer, put on shelf and let run
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e. Put fresh ground coffee in cereal bowls inside the
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exactly. Several companies manufacture a liquid
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or special products in grocery, or "Clean-Air" at some
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Hospital supply stores carry Dow Chemical Hospital
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has probably penetrated into insulation. Contact an
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Call your appliance dealer IMMEDIATELY or you could have an explosion!!!!

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