Whirlpool gas stove oven valve replacement


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Old 04-07-05, 12:33 PM
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Whirlpool gas stove oven valve replacement

I have a 1998 Whirlpool gas range, model SF372BEE, which has been converted to propane and has been working fine since 1998. Lately there has been a small "pop" when the oven cycles on and off. We ahd a technician look at it today and he advised that he needed to replace an oven cotrol valve which costs $223. Does this sound correct and reasonable given the age? The stove has been working fine and the stove top burners have been no proble. We were advised that we could continue to use both the stove and the oven until the part is in (ordered) and replaced without concern. Thanks for any help or advice.

Rick Meyer, New Bern, NC
 
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Old 04-07-05, 05:42 PM
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Hello Rick. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

I cannot comment on prices. Vary from area to area and agent to agent, etc. The popping noise can be caused by the gas control valve.

May be caused by a dirty burner. Try cleaning the burner using a 2 inch paint brush. Especially in the area of the ignitor. May help resolve the condition.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

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Old 04-08-05, 02:32 AM
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I have ben doing some checking and the cost of the gas contol valve is $123, the service call is $85 and that is what seems exceptionally high. With taxes the total is around $220. I am checking into other options and also checking for the part on line as well.
 

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Old 04-08-05, 09:36 AM
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I'm confused. Are you saying the service call is high or the part or both.
 
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Old 04-09-05, 02:25 AM
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The $85 service call is what I feel is high, the part cost seems to be consistent with what I'm finding on the internet. Sorry it was confusing.
 
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Hello: Rick

Each of us in this topic, understand how you feel about parts and the labor costs. Those aspects are understandable and acceptable. But none of us, yourself included, can control costs for local labor services nor parts costs.

This topic is provided to help make repairs to appliances. The question to you is: Have you considered fixing the appliance yourself?

This is the forum topic to learn how to do it yourself. Each of us is willing to help you by providing the advice needed to do so. Have you tried any of the already suggested possible repairs or minor services which may resolve the problem? If so, what was the final outcome? If not, do so and let us know what the results where.
 
 

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