when i turn on my gas cook top a strong odor comes out, almost smells like exhaust from the oven vent
Answer John, Have you recently used a petroleum based product inside the house ( oil based paint, varnish, pesticide, floor wax, etc.) ? If you have, this could be a normal by product of the chemicals left in the air. You may not smell it, but when the air is drawn over the flame or heated, the molecules expand and produce an odor. Carbon monoxide is odorless so it's not that. Are the burner flames blue, with little or no yellow or white tipping, this would indicate a properly adjusted fuel air mix and proper burn characteristics.
My oven will only heat to 450°F. No other temperature and when using it smells like gas a little. Would this be the ignitor or is there a thermo coupler I'm not seeing?
Answer Hello Steve,
If the unit will only set to 450°F and not cooler or hotter, this has to be in the control circuit of the electronic control, (EEPROM). The temperature sensor could not cause this and nothing about the operating circuit can either. The only fix for this is to replace the microcomputer 9753639.
Do I have to use this Whirlpool ignitor or is there a cheaper universal ignitor that will work?
Answer Hello Rich! Unfortunately, we do not have any cross references listed for the oven burner igniter 9782065. This is the only part we can suggest for your appliance. Thanks.