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We just bought this oven and I haven't cooked in it yet. When we turn it on, the flame comes up about 3 inches above the vents inside the oven.

Is this normal or too high? If it's too high, what can I do?

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  • Flames should not come out of the vents inside the oven. You should contact the manufacturer/reseller/installer.
    – AMtwo
    Dec 7 '20 at 2:18
  • This might be a better question for Home Improvement. I concur with AMtwo, though. This should not be happening. It could indicate an incorrect or faulty regulator, or ventilation problems. In addition to fire, you may also be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
    – Sneftel
    Dec 7 '20 at 13:58
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    Are you using propane?
    – mroll
    Dec 7 '20 at 14:12
  • There was an almost identical question a while back, but I don't remember if it was on here or DIY. The this the problem was that a natural gas stove had been converted for use with propane, and the person who did the conversion changed out the burners but didn't adjust the oven.
    – Joe
    Dec 7 '20 at 17:48
  • Or maybe I saw it somewhere else, when I was trying to help some friends a couple of years ago find a 42" inch wide range to install in a house that had propane heat (but an electric stove) and was looking into what was required to convert a gas stove.
    – Joe
    Dec 7 '20 at 17:56
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Flames should not come out of the vents inside the oven. This should not be happening. It could indicate an incorrect or faulty regulator, or ventilation problems. In addition to fire, you may also be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Your oven is not safe to use. Don't use it until you can get it fixed. Since you just bought it, contact the manufacturer/reseller/installer. Hopefully those are all the same entity, in which case there will be no way they can shift the blame onto each other. Expect whoever made the mistake to leap at the opportunity fix the problem, and feel extremely lucky that they aren't being sued by your next-of-kin. (That's not to say that they actually will do that; just that you should expect it of them, and communicate that you expect it of them.) If you had it installed by an unqualified handyman, find someone more qualified to inspect and repair it.

If you installed this yourself, and/or are planning to fix it yourself, DIY Stackexchange would be a good place to look for advice.

This issue can happen if a natural gas stove is converted for use with propane, the oven wasn't adjusted to compensate for the change.


Note: AMtwo, Sneftel, mroll and Joe pretty much answered the question in the comments section, so I just summarized their comments here.

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Flames regular in shape means it is not smthg broken inside or they tend to spread in one direction and that could be an indication of a damaged part or something.

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