Self cleaning oven to hot?


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Art Todesco

We have a Whirlpool built in wall oven
in a cabinet. The right side is exposed
to the room and has a finished cabinet
panel on that end. During a self
cleaning, the cabinet side gets very, I
mean VERY,
HOT. I measured the temperature at 170
degrees F.
on the surface with a thermistor. It
seems a bit excessive. This is almost
too hot to touch. Should I be
concerned? Should I yell at Whirlpool?
Thanks.
 
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dpb

Art said:
We have a Whirlpool built in wall oven in a cabinet. The right side is
exposed to the room and has a finished cabinet panel on that end.
During a self cleaning, the cabinet side gets very, I mean VERY,
HOT. I measured the temperature at 170 degrees F.
on the surface with a thermistor. It seems a bit excessive. This is
almost too hot to touch. Should I be concerned? Should I yell at
Whirlpool?
Thanks.
That's far warmer than the self-cleaning (albeit self-standing) GE range
here gets during cleaning. I'd wonder if maybe the installers didn't
put in all the insulation on that side if it was open unit, maybe???

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T

Tony

Art said:
We have a Whirlpool built in wall oven in a cabinet. The right side is
exposed to the room and has a finished cabinet panel on that end.
During a self cleaning, the cabinet side gets very, I mean VERY,
HOT. I measured the temperature at 170 degrees F.
on the surface with a thermistor. It seems a bit excessive. This is
almost too hot to touch. Should I be concerned? Should I yell at
Whirlpool?
Thanks.
I'd be concerned about the other side that isn't open to the air. Check
the insides of the cabinet it's against to see how hot that side gets.
 
T

terry

I'd be concerned about the other side that isn't open to the air.  Check
the insides of the cabinet it's against to see how hot that side gets.
Find the installation instructions and check the amount of clearance
and air flow needed around the oven. Whoever designed and istalled the
kitchen cabinets (or added or changed the oven?) might not have noted
those factors?
For example; an acqaintance had a fridge which was sort of 'built
in' (very enclosed close to a corner) and it sometimes overheated and
cut out!
Even our non self-cleaning and stand alone electrioc stove has a layer
of insulation between oven wall and exterior metal panel of the stove.
 
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LSMFT

Art said:
We have a Whirlpool built in wall oven in a cabinet. The right side is
exposed to the room and has a finished cabinet panel on that end. During
a self cleaning, the cabinet side gets very, I mean VERY,
HOT. I measured the temperature at 170 degrees F.
on the surface with a thermistor. It seems a bit excessive. This is
almost too hot to touch. Should I be concerned? Should I yell at Whirlpool?
Thanks.
Stop messing up your oven and you won't have to clean it. There are ways
to prevent messes. Aluminum foil for one.
 

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