Trying to replace top burner value on Caloric stove


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Old 10-07-08, 10:54 AM
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Trying to replace top burner value on Caloric stove

Hello,

Recently I was renovating and leaned something heavy on my stove and it broke a part of my top burner valve on my stove:

Caloric Heritage Series (gas)
Model RLS345-UL

I tried calling around to replace the item and came across what could be the correct parts but I would like some advice before continuing. The reason why I am not sure is because there is only reference for Models RLS345 and not the hyphenated sub-models.

Here are two pictures of my broken valve: View 1, View 2

I've found what looks to me like a replacement from Repair Clinic at: Part 1244252, but I'm not sure if it's the same.

Also, the repair clinic model is a manufacturer's replacement for a previous burner valve which I've found on ebay at: TOP BURNER VALVE 07596400

I hope that is enough for anyone with experience to go on but regardless thank you so very much for any help you can provide me. I'd hate to have to replace a stove or live with a faulty one because of a simple part that's broken.

Regards,

Dennie
 
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Old 10-13-08, 06:32 AM
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Hello Dennie. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Parts do "LOOK" like the same parts. If you intend to order online, try calling the supplier to insure the part to be ordered is the same and/or an acceptable replacement part before placing the order.

Best suggestion when in doubt is to purchase from a local retail appliance parts store instead of on line, IMO. Doing so is a more positive method to insure getting the correct OEM replacement part IMO.

They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

"Be sure the electrical power and the gas supply to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part."

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Old 10-15-08, 02:04 PM
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Thank you very much for your advice. I suppose I'm so used to researching online that I forgot to simply look in the phonebook for a mortar and brick business that may actually carry what I'm looking for.

I have purchased parts from repair clinic before but I suppose for liability reasons they do not recommend any substitution outside of the exact part as listed by the manufacturer.

Thanks once again and I will also look at some of the links you posted.

Dennie
 
 

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