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We have a double black glass electric oven. They are fine, but the electric panel above the top oven has suuffered heat damage and now does not work properly. This happened before and a service replaced the panel. Now, it seems that the underlying problem is that the heat from the top oven is permitted to radiate into the panel and distroy it. We need a new panel and a solution to prevent the heat from repeating the damage. thanks

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  • jdolehide Jul 21, 2009

    My oven is not a microwave. It is a Jenn-Air Electric. I did not mention anything about a "microwave". Please read the text of my question.

  • jdolehide Jul 22, 2009

    My problem was about an electric oven which has a control panel that suffered heat damage because (possibly) the Jenn-Air leaks heat into the control panel. The "expert" responded with a discussion of how microwave ovens overheat. Nothing germaine to the problem. I also need to find out where to get a new control panel and whether or not the Jenn-Air electric ovens are susceptable to this problem

  • jdolehide Jul 22, 2009

    Benjamin, I understand that a heat shield would help, but why did Jenn-Air not have a heat shield to protect the panel in the first place? Was this some defective problem with Jenn-Air? Where can I get a replacement panel? Jack

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I assume you know where to get a new control panel for the oven since you have done it before but if not, let me know. To protect the controls you can use a heat shield. http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/ is a great place to find something that will work or I would contact a local heating and air conditioning service and see what they have or would recommend. Anything use on automotive exhaust pipes and around the engine should be good for your purposes. Let me know how this turns out.


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    Sometimes companies over look little things like a heat shield because they don't realize that the two systems will interact so much and cause such damage. You should be able to get a new panel off of www.repairclinic.com




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Hello,

Thanks for contacting Fixya.com

The heat you are noticing is probably from the transformer inside rather than from any escape of microwave energy. In the oven is free standing then it may need more space around it to cool, if built in then ensure any vents around the housing are not closed off or obstructed. A microwave oven heats food by dielectric heating. This is accomplished by using microwave radiation to heat water and other polarized molecules within the food.

This excitation is fairly uniform, leading to food being adequately heated throughout (except in thick objects), a feature not seen in any other heating technique.

Microwave ovens heat food quickly, efficiently, and safely, but do not brown or bake food in the way conventional ovens do. This makes them unsuitable for cooking certain foods, or to achieve certain effects.

Microwaving food raises several safety issues, largely connected with leakage of microwave radiation outside the oven, as well as reducing risks, such as that of fire from high temperature heat sources. There has been some concern that microwaves might damage food (microwave radiation has sounded alarming to some), but the dominant view is that microwaved food is as safe to eat as other food.

Telephone the manufacturers if in doubt. I doubt it’s a serious problem. The back of the fridge or freezer is also hot.
Take care and God Bless.

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