Longevity of older Frigidaire wall ovens?

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Old 04-22-15, 05:41 AM
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Longevity of older Frigidaire wall ovens?

Hello, we are starting to remodel our kitchen and are trying to keep costs down by purchasing used appliances off of Craigslist or eBay. I've run across a Frigidaire double wall oven that was manufactured around 1999-2000 as best as I can tell. It still looks to be in pretty decent condition, and the price is a lot less than the newer models that we've looked at. Just wondering if any of you that work in the industry have any opinion on the overall quality/life of Frigidaire wall ovens manufactured around that time.
 
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The build quality of that times was pretty good. However, you are buying something that is older and doesn't have any warranty.
 
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That's helpful. Thank you. Are they generally decent models for doing DIY repairs?
 
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Without the exact model I can only give you general info. Heating elements are inexpensive and easy to change. A control board can expensive or it may use a generic mechanical thermostat.
 
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Ok, thanks! Here's the model number in case that gives you more info that you're willing to share. Model #: FEB398WECD
 
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That Frigidaire uses two electronic boards. One is called the processor or control board and the other is called the relay board. The likely weak link is the relay board. It runs about $200.


Frigidaire/Oven Model FEB398WECD Parts from Repair Clinic
 
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