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oven range gas smell

by Manage My Life
January 9th, 2011

I have a ~2 year old KitchenAid gas range Model # KGRS205TSS0. In the past day or two, we have noticed a partially combusted gas smell when we use the oven. The burners seem unaffected but might have a bit more flame that appropriate...it is harder to tell with the burners. Today we unscrewed the panel inside the oven to see what the flame looked like. We noticed that the flame was bigger (yellow tips, blowing and lifting of the flame) than the installation manual specified so we attempted to adjust the oven bake burner by turning the air shutter adjustment screw. We tried the screw in even position and were not able to adjust the flame to a lower position (although we could adjust it bigger). We've called the gas company and they indicated that there are no known issues with gas pressure and our other gas appliances seem to be operating fine. Further, the gas smell is only present when the oven is on so I don't think we have a gas piping leak. I'm confident in saying this problem is isolated to the range itself.

In looking at the parts list, I'm thinking it is the gas pressure regulator that is likely the culprit.

I'd like to get your thought on what the problem is and how we might go ahead and fix it. We'd prefer to do it ourselves, but will get a repairman in if the problem can't be diagnosed or is too unsafe for laypeople (albeit very handy and mechanically inclined) to take on.

Gas Grills , Ranges , Wall Ovens , Appliances
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Gas and electrical problems are two issue most of us do not want to tackle. It does sound like you are careful and thoughtful in your approach though so the expert may be able to provide instructions to help. If you do decide to have an experienced technician, an option is to visit Sears Home Services to schedule. I attached the link below. I also added the schematics at Sears Parts Direct for your range that has a parts list also if needed. If you have time and wish to check the first link, it has lots of information in untechnical language that may help. Hope some of this helps!
by Manage My Life
January 9th, 2011
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