If your Frigidaire oven smells like gas or burning plastic, this article is for you. We will talk about the possible reasons for these problems and what to do about them.
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Frigidaire Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic — How To Fix
If your Frigidaire oven smells like burning plastic, it is probably new. To stop this smell from affecting your food, you should “burn in” the oven. To “burn in” your oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Take out the racks and any other accessories in the oven.
Step 2: Open all the windows in your home.
Step 3: Shut the oven door and turn it on.
Step 4: Set the oven to bake at 500 degrees.
Step 5: Press “Start”.
Step 6: Leave the oven to run for 45 minutes to an hour.
Step 7: Afterwards, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.
Step 8: Once the oven has cooled down, wipe the interior with a damp cloth.
Frigidaire Oven Smells Like Gas When Preheating — How To Fix
This happens when the oven igniter begins to fail. Read this article to replace the igniter in your Frigidaire oven. If that doesn’t fix the problem, the safety valve should be replaced. Follow these steps to replace your Frigidaire oven safety valve…
Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.
Step 2: Unplug the oven or switch the circuit breaker off.
Step 3: Move the oven away from the wall. You may need an assistant to help you with this.
Step 4: Using a 9/16th inch wrench and a pair of channel lock pliers, loosen the nut which holds the gas tube to the safety valve.
Step 5: Pull out the oven’s bottom drawer and set it aside.
Step 6: Open the oven door and flip the lock on each door hinge downwards using a flat blade screwdriver.
Step 7: Push the door closed till it stops.
Step 8: Tightly gripping the sides of the door, lift it off the oven.
Step 9: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.
Step 10: Remove the two screws on the oven’s bottom panel using the same flat head screwdriver.
Step 11: Insert your hands into the slots in the bottom panel.
Step 12: Push the bottom panel backwards then lift it out of the oven.
Step 13: Take out the nut which secures the flame spreader using a 3/8th inch socket. You could also use a nut driver for this.
Step 14: Remove the flame spreader.
Step 15: Unplug the two wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve.
Step 16: Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube to the oven. There will be one screw at the front and one at the back.
Step 17: Lift the tube out of the oven.
Step 18: Take out the screw which holds the safety valve to the oven.
Step 19: Remove the safety valve.
Step 20: Get a new safety valve.
Step 21: Transfer the mounting bracket from the old safety valve to the new one.
Step 22: Secure the new safety valve to the oven with the screw.
Step 23: Return the burner tube and the two screws which secure it.
Step 24: Connect the two wires to the new safety valve.
Step 25: Return the flame spreader and the nut which secures it.
Step 26: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.
Step 27: Hold the panel in place with the two screws.
Step 28: Lift the oven door and position the hinges back into the slots on the sides of the oven.
Step 29: Open the door and push the hinge locks back.
Step 30: Return the oven’s bottom drawer.
Step 31: Reconnect the gas tube to the safety valve.
Step 32: Secure with the nut.
Step 33: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.
Step 34: Plug the oven in or switch the circuit breaker back on.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Frigidaire oven.
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Frigidaire Oven Smells Like Gas — How To Fix
If your Frigidaire oven smells like gas whenever in use, there may be a gas leak. Contact your gas supplier to inspect in order to determine if there is a gas leak. If there isn’t a leak, the pressure regulator may be faulty. Follow the steps below to replace a Frigidaire oven’s pressure regulator…
Step 1: Unplug the oven or switch off the circuit breaker.
Step 2: Turn the gas supply off.
Step 3: Move the oven away from the wall to access the rear.
Step 4: The gas pressure regulator is on the lower left of the oven’s rear. Remove the gas line from the regulator by taking out the nut. Do this with a pair of channel lock pliers and an adjustable wrench.
Step 5: Also remove the fitting you disconnected the gas line from on the regulator. Do this with the same two tools.
Step 6: Set the fitting aside.
Step 7: Using a 9/16th inch wrench, take out the two nuts which hold the two gas tubes to the pressure regulator.
Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the pressure regulator mounting bracket to the oven using a quarter inch nut driver.
Step 9: Take out the two screws which hold the pressure regulator to the mounting bracket using the same nut driver.
Step 10: Get a new pressure regulator.
Step 11: Position the mounting bracket on the pressure regulator and hold it in place with the quarter inch screws.
Step 12: Secure the pressure regulator and mounting bracket to the oven using the screws.
Step 13: Position the two gas tubes on the regulator and secure them with the nuts.
Step 14: Apply a sealant on the threads of the regulator fitting.
Step 15: Screw the fitting back to the regulator.
Step 16: Attach the gas line back to the fitting and secure with the nut.
Step 17: Plug the oven back in.
Step 18: Turn the gas supply back on.
Step 19: Make sure the switch on the new pressure regulator has been flipped to the on position.
Step 20: Push the oven back into place.
If you would like a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in a Frigidaire oven, watch the video below.