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Frigidaire Electrolux Dual Fuel PLCF489CC -- Interior Frame Bent

While checking on a roast in the oven, my mom slipped and fell -- bracing herself on the left bottom side of the oven door, and burning her hand. The oven door will no longer close, because while the hinges are okay, the interior frame on the lower right side is bent outward slightly, just above the hinge.

We had a repairman come out through our homeowner's insurance policy and he said that he couldn't repair it because it wasn't normal wear-and-tear. He said it could possibly be "banged out," but that it might ruin the integrity of the oven.

Is this the case? We're trying to make the determination if this can be repaired, or if we have to replace the entire range.

Thank you for your advice.

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  • laine_n Nov 10, 2008

    Would appreciate getting a second or third opinion, please. I know it's difficult without having a visual of the problem, but perhaps someone has tacked a similar issue?

    The frame is bent/slightly buckled outward just above the hinge of the door. About a 3 inch long area is affected.

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Hi!!

try to find out in the surplus
if there is available
or replace it

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Its metal so the paint job will crack and yes the integrity or heating may just cause it to warp in the banged back to shape areas, so maybe you can try to get a replacement door for it before you buy another one, (just another option)

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It is very possible that this could be repaired. I once repaired an oven that had similar damage. The outward bend could be mechanically manipulated so that the door could once again close properly. I would advise unplugging and moving the range to a proper work area so that there will not be any danger of electrocution etc. Be aware however that many electrical devices have components in them that hold electrical charge even when they are not plugged in. Be careful. My opinion many times is that there is no harm in attempting to repair before replace. Good Luck and hope moms better

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    Lance McKinney Nov 10, 2008

    With a little better understanding of the problem I would suggest trying to straighten ou the bend in the door (remove just the door via the hinges and use a lightweight flat sided hammer to tap the bend back in if this does not resolve the problem simply replace the door, not the whole range and save a ton of money doing so. As long as the repaired or replacement door lines up properly the integrity should be ok. Hope this helps.

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As findmeifucan stated, we need to know what was all damaged, and also what the full model number is. You can get the oven liner, for example, ( 318089617) but you may need other parts also. The labor would be rather costly, but it looks like that is a rather nice range and might be worth the investment.

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You need to replace the entire range .

Repair is uncertain as we dont have clear image of what is damaged .

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