Gas Stove Smell plus Sparks and Clicks


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Old 06-27-11, 09:37 AM
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Gas Stove Smell plus Sparks and Clicks

Hello,

My husband and I just bought a townhome with a gas stove. Though my family had gas as a child, neither of us has ever owned one of our own or maintained one. Our stove (Frigidaire, possibly a 2009/2010 model?) has the following habits that we are concerned about:

1. All four burners light just fine after only a couple clicks, but the burners will sometimes click and the flame go from blue to orange at random throughout cooking.

2. It smells! The eyes seem to smell strongly of gas to me, and the gas stove as well. Is this normal? I've been turning on our overhead (nonventing) fan every time I cook to help.

3. The cooktop will continue to click for a while after cooking has stopped and the burners are off.

4. The oven is HOT. Much hotter than our electric one was. Much of the heat (and gas smell) seems to come from the burners, from what I can tell. Is this normal?

Thank you all for any help.
 
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Old 06-27-11, 12:56 PM
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Gas smells you need your gas company to come over and check for a leak. But most smells from gas appliances come from the ambient air. Is there fresh paint in your house anyplace? have seen where the neighbors have been painting and there dryer smelled. Any cleaning fluids close the stove? The clicking some of the gas guys will be here soon and they can help there.
 
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Old 06-27-11, 02:30 PM
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Hi Pugsl,

Thanks very much. Actually, we have been doing a good bit of painting since we moved in. I didn't realize that re: ambient air and gas stoves. There are cleaning products stored a few cabinets down from the stove under the kitchen sink.
 
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Old 06-27-11, 03:28 PM
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Paint will make the smell. Cleaning supply's as long as they are capped not a problem. Dryers either gas or electric will also get the smell.
 
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Many kinds of chemicals can produce odors when burned by a gas flame if they are entrained in the combustion air. Often it's a kerosene like odor.

Drying paint and uncapped cleaning products are famous for this.
 
 

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