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Old 02-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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We have a Frigidaire electric range, model number BGEF3032KWB, purchased 6-29-10. My wife turned on the oven on Saturday and it started smelling like burning plastic so she turned it off. She tried it on Sunday and there was no smell. She turned it on today and the smell was back. We had a similar problem about a year ago, when the oven was still under warranty. A repairman came out and couldn't duplicate the smell nor find anything wrong. The oven is clean. Any suggestions on what could be causing this and what to do would be appreciated.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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With the door open look for something foreign- burning off broil or bake units. this would be normal and ok..if not; then oven back panel has to taken off and then carefuly examine everything for evidence of burning wires or connections. sniff test of sealed components..should be done by servicer..if you try DIY-TURN POWER OFF!!

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Once again, the smell has disappeared. The only thing we can think of is maybe the smell came from the container holding the item she was trying to cook. The two times she smelled it, she had put that container in the oven to cook. The time in between when she didn't smell it, she had just turned on the oven to see if it was going to smell.

I guess that old advice holds true. "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
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I've seen odd smells from an oven caused by varnishing going on in other parts of the house---
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