If your Maytag oven smells like gas or it has that new oven smell and you don’t know what to do, this article is for you. We will talk about Maytag oven smells and what to do about them.
Maytag New Oven Smell — What To Do
When an oven is used for the first time, the factory coatings it came with begins to burn off. These coatings produce a smell and some smoke. So, in order to prevent this smell from affecting your food, it is recommended to “burn in” your oven. To “burn in” your oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Take out the racks in the oven.
Step 2: If there are any other accessories in the oven, take them out as well.
Step 3: Shut the oven door.
Step 4: Set the oven to bake at the highest temperature possible for 45 minutes. Make sure all your windows are open.
Step 5: Afterwards, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.
Step 6: Once the oven has cooled down, open the door and wipe the interior with a damp cloth.
Step 7: Slide the racks back in.
Step 8: Also return any other accessories.
Maytag Oven Smells Like Gas — How To Fix
Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag oven smells like gas…
If your Maytag oven smells like gas, this is the first thing you should check. If an oven igniter fails, the gas sent to it from the safety valve won’t be ignited. This will cause the gas to leak out. Check if your oven igniter is working. If the igniter glows but doesn’t ignite the gas, it should be replaced. Read the article “Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions]” if you would like to replace your Maytag oven igniter yourself.
2. Safety Valve
The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. If the valve fails, the gas could leak out. If you have replaced your igniter but your Maytag oven still smells like gas, follow the steps below to test and replace the safety valve…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.
Step 3: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the cord.
Step 4: Open the oven door.
Step 5: Remove the racks.
Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver. If there are no screws, lift out the oven’s bottom panel and set it aside.
Step 7: Take out the screws or nut which hold the flame spreader in place.
Step 8: Remove the flame spreader.
Step 9: Once you lift the flame spreader out, you will see the burner tube. Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube in place. There is one screw at the back and one at the front.
Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws holding the lower back panel in place.
Step 11: Set the panel aside.
Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the safety valve.
Step 13: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.
Step 14: Touch the multimeter probes to the safety valve. If there is no continuity, the valve should be replaced.
Step 15: Using a 9/16th inch wrench, disconnect the gas tube from the safety valve.
Step 16: Take out the screws which hold the safety valve to the oven.
Step 17: Remove the safety valve and get a new one.
Step 18: Secure the new safety valve to the oven using the screws.
Step 19: Apply some sealant on the ends of the gas supply tube then reconnect it to the safety valve.
Step 20: Connect the wires to the terminals of the safety valve.
Step 21: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 22: Go back to the oven interior and reposition the burner tube.
Step 23: Secure the burner tube with the screws.
Step 24: Return the flame spreader and the screws or nut which holds it in place.
Step 25: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel. If there are screws which secure it, return them.
Step 26: Slide the oven racks back in.
Step 27: Shut the oven door.
Step 28: Reconnect the power to the oven.
Step 29: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.
Step 30: Return the oven to its usual position.
The video below will walk you through the process of how to replace the safety valve in a Maytag oven if your Maytag oven smells like gas.
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3. Pressure Regulator
If you have tested the safety valve and it isn’t faulty, the next component you should check is the pressure regulator. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the pressure regulator in a Maytag oven…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall in order to access the rear.
Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.
Step 3: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch off the circuit breaker.
Step 4: Go to the oven’s rear.
Step 5: Using a wrench, take out the nut which holds the top gas supply tube to the lower rear of the oven.
Step 6: Take out the nut which holds the left gas line to the pressure regulator as well.
Step 7: Take out the four screws which hold the pressure regulator to the oven’s rear. There are two screws at the top, and two screws at the bottom.
Step 8: Get a new pressure regulator.
Step 9: Take out the two screws which hold the mounting bracket on the old pressure regulator.
Step 10: Position the mounting bracket on the new pressure regulator and hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 11: Remove the fitting from the old pressure regulator.
Step 12: Apply some some sealant on the threads of the fitting and screw it to the new pressure regulator.
Step 13: Apply sealant to the threads of all the other fittings on the new regulator.
Step 14: Position the regulator on the oven and hold it in place with the four screws.
Step 15: Secure the two gas tubes to the pressure regulator with the nuts. Make sure not to tighten the nuts too much or you could damage the gas tube.
Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
Step 17: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.
Step 18: Push the oven back into place.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in a Maytag oven.
4. Gas Leak
If you have tested all the above components and you are sure none of them is faulty, you may have a gas leak. If your Maytag oven smells like gas and you suspect a gas leak, turn the oven off immediately and shut off the gas supply. Contact your gas supplier and inform them about the leak.
Maytag Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic — What To Do
If your Maytag oven smells like burning plastic but it isn’t new, some of the internal components may have started to fail. If this happens, turn the oven off immediately. Contact a technician to identify and fix the problem. Since it is difficult to determine which oven component is failing, it would be best for you not to try to fix it yourself.