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musiclvr56

05:08PM | 01/05/08
Member Since: 01/04/08
19 lifetime posts
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The outside glass of the window of my wall oven is "unglued"-I think that the seal is broken. I was told that the seals break after a period of time (my oven is at least 22 years old). The inside glass is still intact. I am not using my oven because I don't think it's safe. I believe I should take the door to an appliance repair shop (it's a Kenmore), but I can't figure out how to remove the door. Than you, Karen

DanO

11:10AM | 01/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** it's a Kenmore **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** I can't figure out how to remove the door. **

Even with the model number I'm not sure I could tell you, the doors on different models get removed differently. How that is accomplished should be stated in the appliance's owner's manual which I don't have access to.

On many older models the door is opened to the broil stop position and then lifted up off the hinges at that point. On others a lock lever has to be set on the hinges (to hold them in the open position) while the door is listed off them.

** I should take the door to an appliance repair shop **

Make sure to bring the appliance's model number in case parts need to be ordered.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Oven

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musiclvr56

06:47AM | 01/07/08
Member Since: 01/04/08
19 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply. I haven't attempted to take the door apart yet-I have been making phone calls to find a place to fix the problem for a reasonable price. I was curious as to the age of the oven (I know it's at least 22 years old), but when I gave them the model number, they cannot access the information as to the age and there is no manual available to purchase. The glass does not need to be glued or re-sealed. It is held on by retainers and screws. I was advised that it is a complicated job to take apart. It sounds like the best course of action is to have a technician take apart the door and fix it. Do you agree with this? Also my second decision is do I remove the door (I was told to be very careful not to bend the hinges, etc.) or do I have a technician come to my house to fix this. Obviously this would be more expensive, but if I break something or have a problem, this would be the better option. Your opinion? I appreciate your help. I have a "booksmart" son to help me who is somewhat handy and has patient reading directions although there are no directions for this project. Thank you!

DanO

08:52AM | 01/07/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I was curious as to the age of the oven, but when I gave them the model number, they cannot access the information as to the age **

Usually the age is determined by the serial number not the model number but since we don't know either, we couldn't possibly tell.

** The glass does not need to be glued or re-sealed. It is held on by retainers and screws. **

That is usually the case, yes.

** I was advised that it is a complicated job to take apart. **

I myself never found it that "complicated" (once the door is removed from the appliance), just sometimes a lot of screws to keep track of.

** Also my second decision is do I remove the door or do I have a technician come to my house to fix this. **

Taking the door to a repair shop (if there's one in your area) would be cheapest. Having a technician out would make sure the job is done with the fewest problems.

** I was told to be very careful not to bend the hinges, etc. **

Bending the hinges is rarely a problem however some hinges have to be 'locked' in the open position before removing the door or they'll snap closed when off, making reinstallation much more difficult.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Oven

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musiclvr56

04:54PM | 01/08/08
Member Since: 01/04/08
19 lifetime posts
I couldn't remove the door and thereford called a handyman, Peter, who has oncall hours today at the local newspaper he writes for and he told me that removing the door should be easy, but it is not. He said it may be rusty because of the age. Because the oven is over 20 years old, most parts are not available, including the manual. Therefore, if any parts break while trying to remove the door, the oven may become useless. I did not think I could use the oven for safety reasons even though the inside glass is intact, but Peter told me he believes it is safe and I will lose only a small amount of heat. If I find the right person who can remove the door, if the six retaining clips are not in the door, is there a creative way of using something similar to these clips (these are not available)? I have two choices: use the oven the way it is although when I sell the house I will have to replace the oven or see if the door can be removed and hope the retainers are in the door. What is the likelihood that the retainer clips are in the door and did not rust and disintegrate? I appreciate your input. Thank you

DanO

05:26PM | 01/08/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** he told me that removing the door should be easy, but it is not. He said it may be rusty because of the age. **

I've never heard of rust making an oven door difficult to remove.

** if the six retaining clips are not in the door, is there a creative way of using something similar to these clips (these are not available)? **

Since we have absolutely no idea which Kenmore model you're dealing with, it is unlikely anyone here could answer that, sorry.

If you can't get the door off yourself, have you considered calling for in-home service? Maybe they can fix it on the spot?

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Oven

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musiclvr56

12:58PM | 01/09/08
Member Since: 01/04/08
19 lifetime posts
The model number of the Kenmore oven is 1033248010. I am not planning on selling the house in the near future so I am not going to buy a new oven. Everyone tells me that doors to ovens should come off easily-because it doesn't I told Peter that it may be rusty and he agreed. I wanted to save money by taking it off myself and bring it to a repair shop, but it doesn't look like the door is going to come off. Would the retainer clips be inside the door or is it possible that they could rust and disintegrate? If your answer is that the clips could disintegrate and they have, in fact, distintegrated or are just not there, what could a serviceman do? I assume I would have to pay him even if he can't fix it. Thanks for your help.

DanO

05:47PM | 01/09/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** The model number of the Kenmore oven is 103.3248010 **

I'm afraid I am not at all familiar with the design of range. I could not say for certain that the door even comes off. Most do though.

** Would the retainer clips be inside the door or is it possible that they could rust and disintegrate? **

"Rust" is not usually a major problem on ranges (unless you live on one of the coasts in the USA) given there isn't usually much water around them. The clips could have broken and possibly fallen out of the door or maybe just became loose?

** [If] disintegrated or are just not there, what could a serviceman do? **

Maybe nothing, maybe figure out a way to do without or make an equivalent? What if they just loosened or fell off (but are still inside the door) and just no longer doing what they're suppose to?

** I assume I would have to pay him even if he can't fix it. **

Usually I'm afraid. They need to be paid for the time involved.

- The Cost of Home Service

LINK > www.appliance411.com/service/servicecharge.shtml

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Oven

The Appliance Information Site

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