Kitchenaid Oven Smells [Proven Solutions]

If your Kitchenaid oven smells like burning plastic or gas, this article is for you. We will talk about Kitchenaid oven smells, what they mean, and what to do about them.

Kitchenaid Oven Smells Like Gas — How To Fix

Below, we list the two possible reasons why your Kitchenaid oven smells like gas and what to do about it.

1. Igniter

A faulty igniter may be the reason your Kitchenaid oven smells like gas. If the igniter in an oven starts to fail, it won’t ignite the gas sent to it. Instead, the gas will spread and cause the area to smell. If this happens, turn the gas off immediately. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]” if you would like to replace the igniter in your Kitchenaid oven.

2. Pressure Regulator

If you have tested the igniter and it isn’t faulty, the pressure regulator may be. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the pressure regulator in a Kitchenaid double range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and set aside.

Step 6: Remove the pressure regulator cover on the right.

Step 7: Using a pair of pliers and an adjustable wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas supply tube to the pressure regulator.

Step 8: Using an adjustable wrench, take out the nuts which hold the gas tubes to the pressure regulator and safety valve.

Step 9: Unscrew the safety valve from the pressure regulator.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the pressure regulator and remove it. Get a new pressure regulator.

Step 11: Unscrew the fitting on the old pressure regulator and screw it to the new one making sure to add some sealant to the fitting first.

Step 12: Make sure to rotate the cap on the pressure regulator if your oven uses liquid propane.

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Step 13: Position the pressure regulator on the oven and secure with the screws.

Step 14: Return the nut which secures the safety valve to the pressure regulator.

Step 15: Position the tubes on the pressure regulator and secure them with the nuts. Do not overtighten them.

Step 16: Flip the switch on the pressure regulator.

Step 17: Reposition the gas supply line on the regulator and secure with the nut.

Step 18: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 19: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 20: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in a Kitchenaid double range oven, watch the video below.

Below, we have listed the steps for you to follow in order to replace the pressure regulator in a Kitchenaid single range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Using a pair of channel lock pliers and an adjustable wrench, Unscrew the gas supply tube from the pressure regulator.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven in place.

Step 6: Use a 9/16th inch wrench to take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the pressure regulator.

Step 7: Use an adjustable wrench to take out the nut which holds the other gas tube to the pressure regulator.

Step 8: Take out the four screws which hold the pressure regulator to the oven.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the pressure regulator making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 10: Get a new pressure regulator.

Step 11: Unscrew the fitting from the old pressure regulator.

Step 12: Apply sealant on the ends of the fitting and screw it to the new pressure regulator.

Step 13: If your oven uses liquid propane, flip the cover on the pressure regulator.

Step 14: Connect the wires to pressure regulator.

Step 15: Secure the pressure regulator to the oven with the screws.

Step 16: Position the gas supply tube to the pressure regulator and secure using the nut.

Step 17: Secure the other gas tube to the pressure regulator making sure not to tighten it too much.

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Step 18: Flip the switch on the new pressure regulator on.

Step 19: Position the gas supply line to the pressure regulator and tighten the nut using the channel lock pliers and adjustable wrench.

Step 20: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 22: Apply a non corrosive leak detection solution on all the connections you made to the pressure regulator. The solution will bubble if there is any leak.

Step 23: If there is a leak, tighten the nut.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in a Kitchenaid oven, watch the video below.

3. Gas Leak

If you have replaced the igniter and pressure regulator and your Kitchenaid oven still smells like gas when you use it, there may be a gas leak. This isn’t something you can fix yourself. Contact your gas supplier and inform them if there is a leak.

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Kitchenaid Oven Smells — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven smells and it’s new, it is not a cause for alarm. The factory coatings used in the oven make it smoke and smell when exposed to heat. Because of this, it’s recommended for you to burn-in your oven. Read this article: Kitchenaid Oven Smoking [How To Fix] to learn how to burn-in your oven. If your Kitchenaid oven smells and smokes and it isn’t new, it’s probably dirty. If you don’t want to spend so much time cleaning your oven, you can use an oven cleaner. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to clean your Kitchenaid oven with an oven cleaner…

Step 1: Turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and slide out the racks.

Step 3: Set the racks aside.

Step 4: Put on some gloves and get an oven cleaner.

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Step 5: With your face at a distance, spray the cleaner in the oven interior making sure to avoid the bake and broil elements.

Step 6: Close the door and leave the oven cleaner to sit for the recommended time on the can.

Step 7: Afterwards, wipe off the oven cleaner from the oven interior using paper towels.

Step 8: Mix one part vinegar with two parts water.

Step 9: Spray the mixture on the oven walls to rinse.

Step 10: Wipe the oven interior with a towel.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the oven door.

If you don’t want to use this method to clean your Kitchenaid oven, follow these steps to clean your Kitchenaid oven with baking soda and vinegar…

Step 1: Get some baking soda and pour it into a small bowl.

Step 2: Slowly add water to the baking soda to form a thick paste.

Step 3: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 4: Scrape out any bits of food from the oven.

Step 5: Wipe out the bits of food from the oven using a paper towel.

Step 6: Dip a sponge into the baking soda paste and apply it on the oven walls. Make sure not to get the paste on the bake or broil elements.

Step 7: Close the oven door and leave the paste to sit for a few hours.

Step 8: After a few hours, get some vinegar and spray it in the oven.

Step 9: Scrub the oven interior thoroughly with a sponge.

Step 10: Wipe the oven interior with paper towels.

Step 11: Spray water on the oven walls to rinse.

Step 12: Wipe the oven with a towel.

Step 13: If there any black spots in the oven, get a pumice stone.

Step 14: Dip the pumice stone into water and use it to scrub off the black spots.

The video below will give you a visual of how to clean your Kitchenaid oven with baking soda and vinegar.

Kitchenaid Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven smells like burning plastic and it’s new, read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Smoking” in the section above to know why and what to do about it. If your Kitchenaid oven is far from new and it smells like burning plastic, turn it off immediately and contact a technician. In this type of situation, it’s difficult to identify the problem. So, do not try fixing the problem yourself.

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