Split Fan Housing Cover on Built-in Wall Ovens
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-17
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Current production wall ovens have a fan housing that is approximately half the depth of the top of the oven. The housing contains an electronic range control, a cooling fan and a motorized latch. If any of these components require service after the oven is installed in a cabinet, then the control panel can be removed from the front and the parts can be serviced without removing the oven from the cabinet. For the microwave assist wall oven, the fan housing is the entire depth of the oven top. This fan housing contains all of the microwave launch system as well as the parts found in a traditional wall oven. Components are placed further back on the unit making it difficult to service the components by just removing the control panel. A split fan housing cover design allows for access to the majority of the components without completely removing the oven from the cabinet.