new whirlpool gas range oven stinks

Old 01-03-14, 12:15 PM
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new whirlpool gas range oven stinks

Hello everyone,

I just had a new whirlpool gas range installed. Everything works fine, but the first time I tried the oven a really bad smell came out of it.

I had the oven on for 15 minutes (at 350) and now 4 hours later the smell hasn't gone away. By the time I turned the oven off, I thought I could see a haze in the air in the kitchen. It doesn't smell like rotten eggs, more like a burned chemical smell, almost like plastic.

I called BB where I bought it and their comment was that this is a new stove and there are chemicals inside the oven that need to be burned off. They suggested running the self cleaning cycle, which is 3 hours.

It is winter time and around 10 degrees (F) outside, so I don't want to open the windows for 3 hours - lol. However, I am concerned about long term exposure to the noxious fumes.

Are there any suggestions what to do? I have fans on, but the smell isn't going anywhere.

If I smell the burners, there is no smell. If I open the oven and stick my head inside, there is no smell. It's just kinda hanging in the air.
Old 01-04-14, 12:42 AM
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The oven has to be on for several hours to burn off all the oil that is coating the inside of the oven.
Old 01-04-14, 03:56 AM
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Gas stoves and all dryers are subject ti chemicals in the air )fresh paint. cleaning stuff, anything,) Stove will draw in air and will smell, need to clear area of anything like that.

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