Broiler sets off CO2 alarm

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Old 12-23-12, 09:36 AM
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Broiler sets off CO2 alarm

My Frigidaire Gallery Series model No: GLGFZ376FCB and serial No:VF63872705 that is running propane sets off the CO2 alarm and has an eye burning effect when ever I use the broiler. I was thinking that using the self cleaning option may stop but I'm frightened it will do the same thing. Any suggestions would be amazing and much appreciated. Thanks so much. Mandi
 

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Old 12-23-12, 09:39 AM
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We'll have a moderator correct your title post. Misprint says Boiler.... not Broiler

How is it when you use the oven ?
Does your CO detector ever sound off when using the oven ?

Do you have an outside vented exhaust hood ?
 
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Thanks for having some one fix title.

No problem using oven or stove top.
The exhaust does vent outside here and at our old home as well.

Thanks.

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Old 12-23-12, 10:06 AM
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It sounds like the air/fuel mixture is not set correctly on the broiler.
Probably best to have that checked by an appliance pro before using again.

Since the oven is ok.....the clean portion should also work just fine.
Self clean is usually just the oven burner operating.
I always use my exhaust fan when the oven is in self clean mode.

Obviously, anytime you smell propane or the CO detector goes off you should turn it off.
 
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Is that something that must be adjusted by a professional or can I with decent research?
 
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Old 12-23-12, 12:56 PM
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Hi scatteredpearls and welcome to the forum.
CO is odorless and deadly poison when you are exposed to too much. It comes from incomplete burning (I'm not an expert) and you should have a service person with the appropriate meters check it out. Most home CO detectors wait far too long to sound a warning, so when one goes off it has to be really bad. They make more expensive low level detectors that can warn you in advance of "almost too late". Search on CO symptoms and read up.

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