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Frigidaire gas wall oven won't heat up but reeks of gas

When I turn the oven on, the smell of gas permeates the upper level of my home, but it does not heat up. I have the manual for this appliance, but it says NOTHING about this occurrence. I'm afraid my family is getting poisoned, and I can't cook anything!! and I don't even know where the igniter is or how to tell if that is the problem. please help?? model number is FGB500CGSB and this is NOT a digital model. gas stove top works fine and is located right next to oven- can't figure out why one would work but not the other!

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Frigidaire Gas Oven.I would not use this oven andwould call your local gas company if you are still smelling gas. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links provided assist you.
by Manage My Life
November 16th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

DO NOT USE the oven until the oven has been repaired.

Based on your symptom and details it sounds like the oven igniter is too weak in order to fully open the oven gas valve or the igniter is not mounted up against the bake burner in order to ignite the gas. I added an image below showing where the oven igniter is mounted in relation to the burner. The image also has directions on how to remove the oven floor and broiler drawer in order to access and replace the oven igniter.

Open the broiler drawer and look towards the rear of the burner assembly and see if the glow bar igniter is still attached to the side of the burner. If it is, then the gas line between the gas valve and the burner should be inspected for any damage or leaks and also inspect the burner too for any cracks or breaks. If the gas line and burner is Okay; replacing the igniter will likely resolve the problem of the gas not igniting.

The bake igniter is part #5303308452 which is available at

SearsPartsDirect

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NOTE: Disconnect the power supply from the oven before removing and replacing the igniter.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Joey S Earned 2,127 community points in Appliances
November 16th, 2011
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Thank you so much for your help and advice. Of course, my husband comes home and starts putzing around with it, and turns the knob to broil and says "it's working fine-what's the problem?" i made him turn it off but then turned it to a bake setting about a 1/2 later, and sure enough, it's operating fine now and no more gas fumes. I don't get it, but sure am glad I don't have to worry about it anymore. I don't, right? or should I still have someone take a look at it just in case?
by Manage My Life
November 17th, 2011
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Joey S
Shannon: If you have any concerns at all with it; I would have a service technician take a good look at your wall oven and figure out what caused it to reek of gas. It best to take all safety precautions regarding possible gas leaks or incomplete combustion in your wall oven.
by Joey S Earned 2,127 community points in Appliances
November 18th, 2011
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