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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:32 PM

well hell, just lost the heating element to my oven

with a huge ham in the oven.

They just don't make appliances like they used to. We have an old refridge in our garage that we bought 15 years ago. It still works great. We bought a stainless steel side by side refridge for our main inside fridge and 3 years after purchase, the compressor went out luckily it was still under warrenty. We bought the stove at the same time and now we will be fixing it.

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Reply well hell, just lost the heating element to my oven (Original post)
demtenjeep Apr 2012 OP
digonswine Apr 2012 #1
demtenjeep Apr 2012 #2
digonswine Apr 2012 #3
noamnety Apr 2012 #4
freshwest Apr 2012 #8
noamnety Apr 2012 #10
freshwest Apr 2012 #11
Warpy Apr 2012 #5
MagickMuffin Apr 2012 #6
eridani Apr 2012 #7
Lugnut Apr 2012 #8
demtenjeep May 2012 #12
Phentex May 2012 #13
demtenjeep May 2012 #14

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. Do you have a gas grill with a cover?

I've saved a few meals this way.

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Response to digonswine (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. yea we do

that is a great idea, thanks!

Hubby is on it!

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:01 PM

3. Cool-good luck!

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:18 PM

4. Woah, that's weird

My oven failed tonight for the first time in ages - the pilot light went out in the oven part (which I realized after my chicken was sitting in it an hour, urgh). I tried to relight it which is usually no big deal but nothing would happen. The husband got mine going again - but it must be Oven Satan Day or something!

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Response to noamnety (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:07 AM

8. Hehe, that's a good one.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:11 PM

10. Blargh, something's wrong here

The top right pilot was out last week once, which I didn't think much about because it relit right away, but still that only happens once a year or so. And then this morning the left pilot was out. I don't understand! Why is the dead light rotating around my oven?!!

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Response to noamnety (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:28 PM

11. Dead light rotating around your oven? Call the Excorist! It could be worse, though:

Sarah Palin sculpture, with gaping mouth that doubles as an oven, raises eyebrows

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002627605

OTOH, if it's the electronic sparking device going out, they may all go out at the same time?

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:51 PM

5. My 80s Monkey Ward gas stove just keeps going

along with the 70s fridge and washer & dryer I bought refurbished 16 years ago. I almost wish they would conk out, I have the money to replace them now.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:02 PM

6. I'm on my third replacement

First time we paid someone to come and fix it. The 2nd and 3rd time we bought the part and hubby fixed it. It wasn't all that hard to fix and buying the part and doing it yourselves will save you time and money.

Hopefully you can do the same with yours.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:40 AM

7. We have a Sears Kenmore electric stove and oven--

--that is so old that the warranty address is Chicago 6, Illinois.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:07 AM

8. My GE wall oven is 46 years old.

I'm on the third replacement element. This ancient oven just keeps going. The timer hasn't worked in years but the oven temperature was still accurate the last time I checked it.

My 1 1/2 year old Maytag glass top countertop stove is on the fritz. The repairman will be here on Thursday to figure out why one burner won't work and fix it. No - they sure don't make applicances like they used to.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 06:06 PM

12. we found an awesome self-employed repairman. Replaced the element and put up my new SS vent hood

that was part of my Christmas gifts, for only 100 bucks.

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #12)

Thu May 3, 2012, 07:32 PM

13. excellent!

Sounds like a deal.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:15 PM

14. we looked at our receipts, the stove lasted 5 years before it needed fixed

the refridge less than 3


I think they just make appliances throw away anymore.

Meanwhile, (knock on wood) my washer/dryer are going on 15 years although I did have to replace the heating element in the dryer a couple months ago

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