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GE XL44 - Gas smell when turning on

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This is an oven we bought when building a cottage 20+ years ago.  We rarely use the oven, but whenever it's turned on, from the first time it was turned on, there's a gas smell.  I initially called the dealer & was told that was normal.  After all these years, I'm thinking it's not!  If not, what can be done?  When I turn on the burners I do not have that problem.

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Model #???? XL44 is not a model number.


Is this on natural gas or propane?


Standing pilot or electric ignition?

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XL44 Series includes:


XL44, CAPACITY PLUS, JGBS02, JGBS04, JGSS05, JGBS12, JGBC12, JGBS15, JGBS16, JGBS18, JGBS19, JGBP24, JGBP25, JGBP26, JGBP27, JGBP29, JGBP30, JGBP31, JGBP34, JGBP35, RGB524, RGN525, RGB528, RGB529, RGB628, 31-0303 

  XL44 Self Cleaning Gas Convection Range
 JGB910 JGB920 

  30 inch XL44 series range



Most likely a weak bake ignitor, glow bar...

Edited by Chat_in_FL

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