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I've noticed a strong smell of gas coming from oven recently. Ignitor lights and gas burns blue through tube but there is soot on tube. Any troubleshooting help for this?

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    is there an orifice in the oven that needs to be changed if so where is it located

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Remove the burner tube that you said has soot on it and clean it out. This will give you a cleaner burn.

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