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
HOT. I measured the temperature at 170
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?
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???
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
For example; an acqaintance had a fridge which was sort of 'built
in' (very enclosed close to a corner) and it sometimes overheated and
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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