05:50PM | 09/06/07
Member Since: 09/05/07
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I am renting a house that has an old kenmore electric range. The model number inside it is 911-6268211. Problem, the oven light is controlled by push button. It's tempermental. When I clicked it off, it shot sparks and later I checked the bulb (which had just been replaced) and it was black. Now, do I continue to use my range and assume its safe or follow others advice and get rid of the whole thing? I've been in the house for a month and was warned that the appliances are original to the house, last thing I wanna do is cause a fire due to faulty appliances. Any info would be appreciated.


06:57PM | 09/06/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** do I continue to use my range and assume its safe **

I wouldn't.

** or follow others advice and get rid of the whole thing? **

I wouldn't do that either unless it is in generally poor condition anyway.

The real solution would usually be to look into (or have looked at) to find and correct the particular problem. Either way is likely considerably cheaper than purchasing a whole new range.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



07:22PM | 09/06/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
The bulb being blackened makes me things that it is getting 240 volts.

There may be a defect in the stove or it is not hooked up correctly or there are problems with the house wiring.

Call the landlord, NOW.


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