Gas oven not vented?

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Old 02-13-21, 04:46 PM
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Gas oven not vented?

I pulled my 40 year-old Kenmore oven to replace the igniter and noticed that there is no direct vent and really barely an opening on the top of the oven. There is a slight opening in the knockout piece on top of the oven and there is vent above it to the outside but there's a good 3 inch gap between oven and vent and the opening sits a good foot horizontally back from the vent location. . It's been this way for 40 years and I've lived here for 20 and all has been OK so far, but is it really OK?





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Old 02-13-21, 04:54 PM
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Most older wall ovens were not vented to outside.

I'm in a development built around 1960 and all the houses had gas wall ovens with no vents. Is it good. Not really as it's allowing C.O. into the house. Older houses had a lot of leakage so it didn't present that much off a problem.
 
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Old 02-14-21, 01:42 PM
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What turns the vent fan on/off? Does it work?
 
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Old 02-17-21, 09:41 PM
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The vent fan works, it turns on manually.
 
 

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