Discuss

Whirlpool Oven - Gray, plastic-smelling smoke

 in

Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops)

. "

A few weeks ago, we started noticing a buring plastic smell coming from our oven. I inspected, not coming from

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) » Whirlpool Oven - Gray, plastic-smelling smoke

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2013, 01:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
pahodges is on a distinguished road
Default Whirlpool Oven - Gray, plastic-smelling smoke
Model Number: SF362LXSS0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


A few weeks ago, we started noticing a buring plastic smell coming from our oven. I inspected, not coming from the oven chamber. Taking of the lower rear cover and heat shield, I could see (and smell!) gray smoke rising out of the space between the left side retaining panel and the oven chamber (i.e. -- where the oven wrap insulation is located). I will repeat to be clear: the smoke is not coming from inside the oven cooking chamber, it is coming from the space between the chamber and the chassis/body of the oven.

I have no idea why there would be something smoking there, or how on earth it would have gotten there. My only theory is that an uninvited houseguest (aka "mouse") got in there and was building a nest in the insulation, or knocked something in there.

My problem is, I am not sure how to proceed with disassembly. I could probably inspect and correct the problem if I could get the stovetop off, but am unsure how to disconnect the gas lines leading to the burners. Alternatively, I could remove the side panel, but am not sure if I can do that without either major dissambly or having to take the stovetop off. Any advice, recommendations, drawings? Anyone?

I suppose I should also mention that everything is functioning fine about the oven. It just starts emitting the horrible burning plastic/rubber smell after the oven has been on for 15-25 minutes.


Related Models
Whirlpool SF362LXSS0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXSS1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXST0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXST1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXSY0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXSY1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTB0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTB1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTB2 FREE STANDING - GAS
Whirlpool SF362LXTQ0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTQ1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTQ2 FREE STANDING - GAS
Whirlpool SF362LXTS0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTS1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTS2 FREE STANDING - GAS
Whirlpool SF362LXTT0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTT1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTT2 FREE STANDING - GAS
Whirlpool SF362LXTY0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTY1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF362LXTY2 FREE STANDING - GAS
Whirlpool SF365BEPW0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEPW1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEPW2 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEPW3 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEPW4 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEPW7 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEWN1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEWW0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEWW1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEWW2 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEWW3 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEXW0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEXW1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYN3 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYN4 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYN5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYN6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ2 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ3 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ4 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYQ7 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW2 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW3 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW4 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365BEYW6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGN0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGN1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGN5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGQ0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGQ1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGQ5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGQ6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGQ7 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGT5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGT6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGT7 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGW0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGW1 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGW5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGW6 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF365PEGW7 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHN0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHN5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHN6 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHN7 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHW0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHW5 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHW6 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEHW7 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKB0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKB2 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKB3 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKQ0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKQ1 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKQ2 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKQ3 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKT0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKT1 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKT2 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKT3 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKV0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKV1 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKW0 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKW1 RANGE
Whirlpool SF367LEKW2 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEKW3 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURN
Whirlpool SF367LEMB0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMB1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMQ0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMQ1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMT0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMT1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMW0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LEMW1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LSXQ0 30" Gas Freestanding Self Clean Range Sealed Burner
Whirlpool SF367LSXQ1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSB0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSB1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSQ1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSS0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSS1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSY0 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367LXSY1 30" GAS FREESTANDING SELF CLEAN RANGE SEALED BURNER
Whirlpool SF367PEYB1 GAS FREESTANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYB2 GAS FREE STANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYB3 GAS FREE STANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN0 GAS RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN1 GAS FREESTANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN2 GAS FREE STANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN3 GAS FREE STANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN4 GAS FREE STANDING RANGE
Whirlpool SF367PEYN6 GAS RANGE
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2013, 02:09 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

Hello,

Pull the range out of wall. Unplug the power cord, turn off the gas to the range and disconnect the gas line from the range. Now you can remove a side panel. The instructions are attached to the post.

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Parts for Whirlpool SF362LXSS0 Range - AppliancePartsPros.com

Gene.
Attached Files
File Type: doc Removing a side panel.doc (993.5 KB, 3 views)
File Type: doc Removing a sealed burner and igniter.doc (859.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: doc Removing the cooktop.doc (365.0 KB, 2 views)
File Type: doc Removing the oven door.doc (660.5 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
pahodges is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Gene! I will give it a try tomorrow, this is exactly what I needed.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2013, 07:40 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

You are welcome. Keep us posted.

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 04:40 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
pahodges is on a distinguished road
Default

Gene,

Worked like a charm. Got the side panel off, found evidence of the mice (droppings, wood shavings, etc). They had dragged a rubbery plastic coin, about the size of a silver dollar, from one of my son's board games in there and chewed it all up. Cleaned all that up, reassembled the oven, and ran it for about 45 minutes at 425. Still some faint traces of the odor, but nothing like before.

Incidentally, for anyone else who needs to take the side panel off: it is not strictly necessary to remove the oven door to get the panel off. If you prop the door open slightly, you can easily get the side panel off of the front tabs (and, critically, back on).

Thanks again! Glad we didn't have to call the service guy, and glad that the oven was not actually broken!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it. Good job!

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very bad tasting and smelling water from refrig edhayes Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 04-25-2012 04:22 PM
Whirlpool Over the Range Microwave - arching with smoke & smell of electrical burning choicedirect Microwave Repair 0 05-16-2011 03:30 PM
whirlpool MW humming and smelling cbconstruction Microwave Repair 1 04-21-2009 04:37 AM
whirlpool washer smells like smoke and takes a dump inkslinger00743 Washer Repair 4 03-16-2009 03:09 AM
Smoke from oven door jvaini Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 1 11-07-2007 11:39 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 AM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17