I was refering to replacing the "CERAMIC" not the entire vent. Do you have to remove the vent tube to replace the Ceramic?
Answer Hello John. Yes, according to the manufacture, you will have to remove the vent to replace the ceramic. Hope this helps.
I just received a catalyst oven vent ceramic pt#AP2126726, that I ordered. Can you tell me what I have to do to replace it? I had thought it might come with some instruction for replacement.
Answer Hello John. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
Oven vent (smooth top models):
1. Remove the backguard back panel and the range
2. Remove the vent cover by removing three screws.
3. The oven vent is a two piece vent.
4. To remove the back half of the vent pull straight back.
5. To remove the complete vent. Remove the two
screws inside the oven holding the vent to the oven
liner and pull the vent out the back.
6. When installing the vent, slide the vent back in place
and install the cover. Tighten the screw in the cover
down, then loosen the screw in the center of the
vent cover. This will help align the vent to the
opening in the oven and make it easier to install the
screws inside the oven to the vent.
My oven seems to be getting excessive heat out of the oven vent. Would the failure of the Catalyst oven vent ceramic cause this?
Answer Hi John. Yes, your Oven vent ceramic catalyst sounds like it needs to be replaced. Part #316247300. If you need to replace the control panel (as it can be 'heat'- marked), That part #is316416000. Thank-you.