Drop in GE P-7 Electric Stove has "dropped out"

Old 10-02-09, 03:26 PM
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Drop in GE P-7 Electric Stove has "dropped out"

We have an old drop in electric range in our leased condo. Some here believe it is original from 1968: a GE P-7
The first problem is the burners come unscrewed and then sink into the nomansland underneath. Lanlord sent his SISCO homeowners warranty repairpeople out for the oven not working and it was something to do with the dials reversed (not our fault). They said someone had cleaned the self-clean interior with oven cleaner so it is no longer self cleaning. The electrician screwed the burners back in but when the house was cleaned they came apart again. I have purchased new pans and rings, but aparently have to order special ones. HISCO said they only warranty the stove if something "explodes" So they did not order new burners or rings. But Appliance Parts said the GE P-7 wasn't enough information. Underneath the glass wires frequently become dirty and are difficult to clean; but we were told they are OK because they are glass and won't cause a fire. This little stove is about $1200-$1500 to replace new as it is odd size. Now the oven doesn't work at all and I didn't do anything wrong. I did get a tabletop used "wave" oven in the meantime. ANY ADVICE ON THIS OLD MACHINE. ? tHANK YOU!
Old 10-02-09, 03:37 PM
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Its a rental...you shouldn't attempt any repairs or replacements as it then makes you liable.

Keep it clean is about all you should do.

The "self clean doesn't work because someone used oven cleaner" sounds like BS to me.

Homeowner insurance/warranty repair people, as a rule, are the worst in their trade. Not always, but more often than not is the common opinion.
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Is leasing a condo sort of like paying to own, where with some say balloon payment, then you can own it in the end? Or are you renting? The reason I ask is your concern over the replacement value of the stove, as if you have a stake in this. Do you? Could you explain this arrangement you have? Then maybe some of us might offer more advise on what to look for.

I should have just stayed the verbage and asked who is legally responsible for such repairs?

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