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We bought a Kenmore gas range in Feb., only now installed. The oven is conventional. The range will replace a conventional wall oven and cooktop. When the oven is lit, excessive heat (in our view) comes out of the vent at the rear of the burners. The old wall oven did not have this problem. Oven use in the summer will be very unpleasant. What to do?

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I know exactly what you mean. have the same unit as you do. Mechanically there is nothing you can do. It is how it was engineered and was engineered that way for a purpose.

I also have many customers who have complained about the vent also.

What we do (if you have one) is turn on the microwave fan that is over head of the range. It then
sucks up the heat and vents it out.

But as far as doing anything with the vent I strongly recommend not altering the unit at all.

Sorry.....

Keith

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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