ge xl44 stove concerns

Old 08-07-10, 11:31 PM
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We just moved into a townhome, and when we use the stove, we smell gas (it doesn't have a pilot light). Once the ignition turns off, I don't smell it anymore. The other concerning thing is when it is preheating (which this stove doesn't really tell you when it is ready), a lot of heat seems like it's escaping out of the top vent (along with the gas smell). The actual stove top remains cold, but the exhaust gets very hot. Is that normal for this stove model?
Old 08-08-10, 09:50 AM
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Hello newhmowner. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

All gas appliances will exhaust hot air from the exhaust vent. Normal operation. Providing the oven door is fully closed. What isn't normal and should not exist is any smell of gas.

However, the smell may or may not be gas and/or all gas. Part of the smell may be any cleaning chemicals used to clean the ovens interior compartment prior to your moving in, paint fumes and/or cleaning and/or staining/waxing petroleum based chemicals used in the house etc.

If the condition persists, the oven/broiler burner may need an adjustment to the orifice and/or air shutter. Often best left to a professional. Unless you're handy with small tools.

Burner adjustments can be found in the sticky note:HERE

"Be sure the electrical power and the gas supply to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part."

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