Gas Stove Heating up the Room


Old 10-09-07, 05:18 PM
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Gas Stove Heating up the Room

It gets extremely hot in our kitchen when using the gas oven. The amount of heat coming out of the heat vent on the back of the stove top is excessive, even dangerous to the touch. I am trying to figure out if it is related to having a problem with the oven door seal. The oven door is missing a spacer (in which a screw fits)between the two layers of the door; thus the screw doesn't seem to stay tight and there is not a tight seal. Could it be that there is too much air flow coming between that gap into the oven and then out the heat vent? Please help!
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Old 10-10-07, 07:09 AM
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Hello bsweger. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

The volume of heat will remain constant. Only the temperature will change based upon the thermostat setting.

No increase in heat volume as a result of any loss through a door that does not seal well. However, heat loss through the door will effect temperature because it is not controlled by the vent, which is sized and located inside the oven to control heat loss.

Heat loss through the door will not be totally calculated on the thermostat, therefore the burner is likely to remain on much longer or cycle on and off more frequently, etc. But the volume of heat remains constant, based on temp setting, whether it escapes through the door and through the vent.

I suggest visiting a local retail appliance parts dealer to obtain the part(s) needed to fix the door and the seal around it. Then all the heat will have to pass through the vent as it was intended to and designed to.

Once fixed, the heat volume will not decrease. It will need to be removed from the kitchen using a over head exhaust vent hood which exhausts outside or a direct oven vent to the exterior. Or simply open a window slightly that is nearby... Some cross ventilation would help immensely too.

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Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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