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Will an old wall oven have asbestos

We need a new electric wall oven. Right now we have on that was probably installed above cabinets in the 1960s. Will it have asbestos, how do we find out without lots of expense and if so, how should we handle that

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Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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Your model weighs 41 pounds empty.

That - plus maybe adding another 8-10 pounds for safety - us what your installation needs to be able to handle.

I would think the average cabinet could handle that, but it may be better to add a small steel plate or large washer surrounding the mounting screws to help disperse the weight load.

The owner's manual describes the installation kit you can use to mount it in a cabinet or in the wall, etc. That may be helpful.

If you don't still have your manual you can download it here.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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we will check...

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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I honestly believe you are right. you should be able to wiggle it back and forth and pull it out.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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I don't mean any offense in my solution, and I urge you not to "kill the messenger" when you rate my solution, but I need to give you the facts as I see them.

When the oven failed to work right, it should have been taken out of service until it was properly repaired. Just jiggling the door would not qualify.

I couldn't imagine Sears having been found to have any liability for this, since the oven was known to be failing and it was used anyway, and it was apparently left running unattended, which every manufacturer warns against in their owner's manuals.

This post will be the public record of those facts.

It was almost certainly failing due to a bad door switch or door switch mount.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

Maybe your insurance company will cover part of this damage, but as far as any liability goes, I'd say Sears is in the clear.

But I'm not an attorney, just for the record. I just work for them in liability cases in my capacity as an electronics expert witness.

If you do happen to file suit, I would be more than happy to give a statement on this, so feel free to contact me with the case numbers and court info.

Good luck!

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William E. Miller
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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