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Hole in roof of oven - heat escapes into one of heating elements

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  • gktravel Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks, indeed this is the hole! And it certainly seems to be there by design, however it is a lot hotter at the right back burner than it has EVER been since we started using it 10+ years ago !!!

    With the oven set at 300F, the temp at the right rear burner reaches 200F within 10 minutes (we put the oven thermometer over the burner to check) ....

    Does this sound normal to you?


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It is supposed to have a vent u can lift off top of stove and clean it out and make sure the duct leads to a burner usually right rear. is this the hole you refer too? I there somthing wrong with the hole?

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  • idare_ya Dec 30, 2008

    make sure the "duct work is in place and the burner has the correct pan. Another thing is make sure u have a good seal around the door there could be a draft causing a convection effect
    I never actually measured the temp but I would suspect it does give off a good bit of heat. I never tried obstructing it with foil or anything before and not certain if that would be a wise thing to do either. I suppose a pan with water in it would slow down draft and water wd keep pan from baking.



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