gas range smells


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Old 03-15-05, 07:59 AM
ailatorre
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Exclamation gas range smells

my gas range just started smelling like charcoal igniter fluid. it is not a gas smell. coincidentally, it started after i pulled it away from the wall to clean the dirt and vacuum the dust behind it. my mother has had the oven lined with aluminum foil for a long time. she baked the same day. the burners work on command and there is no gas smell. could the aluminum be the culprit?

 

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Old 03-15-05, 02:03 PM
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I think I would call your local gas co and have them investigage the odor. Play it safe.

You may have cracked the gas connector when you moved the range
 
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Old 03-15-05, 03:27 PM
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the gas company came out and found no leaks. the technician suggested that the high flame of the pilot may sometimes cause this smell. there was a white residue under the burner access panel. i am going to clean this and see if the smell goes away. any other suggestions?
 
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Old 03-15-05, 04:50 PM
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If the top pilots are high and impinging on the metal top you WILL get an odor. This is quite common and an easy adjust most of the time. I assume the gas co tech made adjustments.
 
 

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