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Gas smell is strong on Maytag Performa when using the oven.........some times?

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Hi,

The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

Oven not Working or
Oven not Heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter

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Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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you should probably go over or send someone ASAP to pull it out and check the lines are connected properly and haven't become damaged.

Could you imagine the lawsuit and property damage if their was a gas leak. This is the very reason gas has an odor added, it is the only warning sign of a potential leak and explosion.

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see the next steps and proceed with common sense: God bless you
Main Control / Oven Switch
The main control or oven switch may have failed. You will need to identify the wires from the switch/control that lead to the igniter that is clicking. These wires may pass through the spark module and change colors. Refer to the wiring diagram or tech sheet. If you have power leaving the switch/ control when in the off position replace the switch /control. Manual switches can be tested with an ohmeter.

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Hello- You will need to replace the Ignitor. This problem is a common issue with gas ranges and any appliance repair company should be able to help you and have the part. Best regards.

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Hello and welcome to FixYA!
You are 100% correct in your suspicion that the oven ignitor is at fault. If you want to know "for certain" you can check that ignitor in circuit using an amprobe and looking for at least 2.9 amps, however I would say all you need do is replace that ignitor and your oven should return to proper operation. The gas smell is a result of an ignitor being on the "ragged edge" of being able to open the warp switch in the gas valve. Instead of opening up, it is "burping" the valve enough for you to smell gas. Your part number is a
12400035 and sells for around $50 or so, depending where you buy it.
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