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Wall Mounted Electric Oven Vent/Blower

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
July 28th, 2011

I have a Kenmore electric oven (wall mounted model 79047833405) with a vent located between the top of the door and the bottom of the control panel. There is a blower in the vent line that turns on anytime the oven is in use. The blower releases a significant volume of heated air to the kitchen during the whole heat-up/cool down process. This inturn increases the electrical demand on the over to maintain the desired oven temperature, increases the demand on the air conditioner, especially in the hot summer months (like now), and tends to raise the temperature of the kitchen, making it more uncomfortable to work in. The owners manual says that the vent blower is required to keep internal parts cool. Since the previous ovens did not require this vent/blower feature, it must be assumed that this is a design flaw in the Kenmore oven (parts not designed for actual operating temperatures, so cooling is required to keep these parts cooler).
Please explain the logic for the need for the vent/blower if different than discussed above, or confirm the above
Thank you

Kenmore , Wall Ovens , Appliances
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Joseph Perez
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by Joseph Perez
July 28th, 2011
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