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Kenmore gas: SMELLS

Our stove top AND oven smell almost like kerosene when using. We've thoroughly cleaned everything. What could be causing this? We are unable to currently use it due to this. THank you

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    YES MY ELECTRIC OVEN SMELLS LIKE KEROSENE TO AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO USE OURS EITHER UNTIL WE FIX IT. WE SELF CLEANED IT AND IT STILL SMELLS LIKE IT REAL BAD. CAN ANY BODY TELL ME WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. THANKS

  • mshills277 Mar 17, 2009

    We have this same problem. The thing is, the landlord got us a brand new stove because he figured it was the old stove (we had also smelled a bit of gas when it was off). However, the new stove has not fixed the problem. We get a bit of this smell when we run the burners (blue flame with the occasional bit of orange), but a huge amount with the oven (When I was preheating it yesterday, the flames were orange, not blue). Any ideas what to do - I hate to call the landlord and tell him this did not fix the problem?

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Turn them on see if the flames are orange or blue then reply open the door and look from the side through the little slots in the bottom of the oven to see also is there soot and are you on natural gas or propane your reply will come to my e mail

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