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Put a smoke pellet in to the flue light it if it is open the flue will draw the smoke up the flue .

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If you are referring to the top of the oven cavity itself (the ceiling in the oven) you may be describing the flue gasket and flue that is mounted on the top of the oven cavity. The part numbers are 316116600 and 316204401, respectively.

If you are referring to the top panel of the stove directly under the console, and in back of the surface burners, you may be describing the oven vent opening. It is normal for this vent to have oven heat escaping it. That's what it is for. That's also why you do not leave anything on the stove top while baking. There is a vent cover that is supposed to install over the opening. The part number is 316104500.

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If you installed a gas appliance without a liner, due to the temperature of the flue gases (lower than solid fuel) the emissions would struggle to exit via the flue terminal.

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I opened the side of the seven inch diameter tee that goes to my old conventional heater, and it lights every time regardless of wind. I held a paper up to the open side of the tee and it sucked up and closed the opening and stuck there from the suction. Evidently I had so much draft that the little bit of gas from the pilot was being sucked right up and out of the flue before it could light.

I will re-do my vent to leave an opening to prevent suction from being concentrated in the Bosch. Our tests with this idea have yielded a perfect ‘firing record’!

Add a tee to your flue (you will have to cap it or add an elbow to take it below the outlet of the tee before using the heater, but it needs to stay open for a couple quick tests). Take a flat sheet of typing paper and see if it will '****' to the open branch of the tee and remain there. If it does you may have too much suction (draw) in the flue. The strong suction does not allow the gas of the pilot to light before the gas is dissipated up and out the flue. With the paper removed (SIDE OF TEE OPEN TO THE ATMOSPHERE) test to see if your heater lights every time. If it does you have the cause--TOO MUCH DRAFT. Add an elbow pointing down to the side of the tee. If you want you can put another 1-foot piece of pipe in the bottom of the elbow, but it really only needs to grade up to the flue that goes out of your house to keep flue gases from entering your home.

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