If your Jenn-Air oven smells like burning plastic or gas, you are in the right place. In this article, we will talk about Jenn-Air oven smells and how to get rid of them.
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Jenn-Air Oven Smells Like Gas — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air oven smells like gas and what to do about them.
An igniter lights the gas sent from the safety valve. If the igniter starts to fail, it won’t heat up to the right temperature. If the igniter doesn’t get hot enough, it won’t light the gas. When this happens, the oven will produce a gas smell. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to test and replace the igniter in a Jenn-Air oven.
2. Safety Valve
If the igniter isn’t faulty, you should check the safety valve next. The safety valve sends the gas to the igniter. If the valve starts to malfunction, it might leak gas. Also read the “Jenn-Air Oven Igniter” article in the section above to replace the safety valve in your Jenn-Air oven.
3. Pressure Regulator
A faulty pressure regulator leaks gas. If the igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, the pressure regulator should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air oven pressure regulator…
Step 1: Pull the stove away from the wall to gain access to the rear.
Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.
Step 3: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 4: Get an adjustable wrench.
Step 5: Using the adjustable wrench, unscrew the two gas lines from the pressure regulator. The pressure regulator is on the lower rear of the oven on the left.
Step 6: Take out the four screws which hold the pressure regulator’s bracket to the oven. Do this using a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 7: Take out the two screws which hold the pressure regulator to the fitting using the Philips head screwdriver.
Step 8: Get a new pressure regulator.
Step 9: If your oven uses liquid propane, flip the cap on the new pressure regulator over.
Step 10: Apply some thread sealant on the ends of the gas lines to ensure that there is no leakage.
Step 11: Position the pressure regulator on the bracket and hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 12: Reposition the bracket on the oven’s rear.
Step 13: Hold the bracket in place using the four screws.
Step 14: Reconnect the gas lines to the pressure regulator making sure that they are properly tightened. However, make sure you don’t tighten the gas lines too much or they will get damaged.
Step 15: Make sure the switch on the pressure regulator is in the “on” position.
Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.
Step 17: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.
Step 18: Push the oven back to the wall.
If you would like a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in a Jenn-Air oven, watch the video below.
4. Gas Leaking
If the igniter, safety valve, and pressure regulator aren’t faulty but your Jenn-Air oven smells like gas, there is probably a gas leakage. Shut the oven off immediately and contact your gas supplier. Avoid using the oven till the gas issue has been resolved.
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Jenn-Air Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reason why your Jenn-Air oven smells like burning plastic and what to do about them.
1. Its New
A new oven usually smells like burning plastic. This is because the oven comes with some coatings from the factory production. Once the oven starts to heat up, these coatings start to burn off causing the oven to smell. So, before you actually start using your new oven, you need to burn off the coatings. To do this, simply follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Open the oven door.
Step 2: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 3: Shut the oven door.
Step 4: Set the oven to bake using the “Bake” button or main control knob.
Step 5: Set the oven to the highest possible temperature.
Step 6: Press the “Start” button.
Step 7: Leave the oven to heat for an hour to burn off all the factory coatings.
Step 8: After an hour, turn the oven off and leave it to cool down.
Step 9: Once the oven has cooled down completely, open the door.
Step 10: Wipe down the oven interior using a damp cloth.
Step 11: Slide the oven racks back in.
Step 12: Shut the door of the oven.
2. Food Bits
Another thing that could be making your Jenn-Air oven smell is food bits. When cooking, small pieces of food could get dropped on the oven floor. This will make the oven smell when heated. If your oven is extremely dirty, it will smell and smoke as well. Read this article: How To Clean A Jenn-Air Oven [Detailed Guide] to learn how to clean a dirty Jenn-Air oven.
3. Oven Cleaner
If your oven isn’t new or dirty but it still smells, leftover oven cleaner residue may be the cause of it. If you just used a store bought oven cleaner, it is possible that it wasn’t cleaned off properly. Leftover cleaner residue can cause the oven to smoke and smell. To get rid of the oven cleaner residue, mix 1 part water and two parts vinegar. Spray this mixture generously on the oven walls. Wipe the oven interior with a damp cloth.
4. Failing Components
If your Jenn-Air oven isn’t smelling because of the reasons above, some components in the oven have probably started to fail. When some oven components or wires start malfunctioning, it could cause the oven to have a burning smell. If you notice something like this, turn the oven off immediately and contact a technician to identify the problem.
Jenn-Air Oven Smells FAQ
Can I Use My Jenn-Air Oven If It Smells Like Oven Cleaner?
Well, you can. However, doing so may affect your food negatively. To get rid of the cleaner smell, clean the oven interior with a vinegar and water solution.