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Hot poinbt gas stove , mouse inside,

I turned on my stove for the first time since spring and this awful smell came out. I realized it was the mouse my cat brought in last July and it nested inside the stove. It smells so bad. I cant seem to see a way to take stove apart. HELP!

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  • lrjm45 Jan 10, 2009

    I too just bougt a used gas range and the insulation is ruined. I noted that you used pink house insulation. Is this type safe for a gas range? (meaning able to stand a high temperature unlike an attic or house wall)

    I thought about doing this becasue the parts would be over $100 from a parts store.

    lrjm45@comcast.ner

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We had this happen recently. The smell of urine got to be too much. My wife wouldn't even go into the kitchen. I took the stove apart. the insulation under the range, which is where he was living, was soaked in urine and **** .I removed all the insulation. Spoke to a repair man. Replaced insulation with pink house fiberglas insuation and gave it a good cleaning. Smeel is gone. Repairman said this happens all the time and is a an easy but labor-intensive job. Call someone to do it if you aren't comfortable taking your stove apart.

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