When I turn the oven on, there is a strong gas smell as it is heating. I did a little research online and decided to start with replacing the ignitor as it did not have the white glow that it is supposed to have. I replaced that today, but it doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. I have noticed that when the burner lights, 1 side is completely lit, the other is only half lit. My theory is that gas is escaping unburnt out of some of the holes leading to the smell. I read somewhere online that this may be due to a faulty regulator causing an improper gas pressure. Is this true?
If so is this the correct part to fix it. Also, could it be anything else?
Answer Doug, Is your range attached to Natural or LP gas? LP gas can be a bit tricky, and everything needs to be perfectly aligned and pressurized for proper ignition and burn. Usually, but not always, if a regulator has an issue, you will also have an issue with the top burner ignition and flames, not necessarily as pronounced as the oven burner. Your first check should be to remove the oven bake burner 98004314 from the stove, inspect the interior for debris and corrosion(shake it and make sure there's no debris left in the pipe, check and clean all the venture openings in both sides of the burner, and especially the travel venture on the bottom across the burner.