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Rat Nest in oven insulation

We removed a rat nest from our oven insulation - just took it all apart , took out all insulation , sprayed and cleaned all surfaced in side and out . Now it has no insulation , but oven works. Do you think this is safe to use ?

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  • lnrbernard Dec 22, 2008

    where can I find insulation? I am looking to use it to build a cajun microwave

  • SkiMaine Jan 28, 2009

    We have the same problem in our Kenmore gas stove (purchased 9/07 - so we don't really want to have to replace it.) We are going to take all of the "polluted" insulation out this weekend, and we are looking for information about how to put it back in. Any advice? We are very handy DIY-types.

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No the insulation must be replaced . the insulation makes the oven cycle on and off less frequently and also keeps the exposed metal surfaces cooler.

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