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Old 04-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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I dropped a teeny tiny screw holding the metal housing of one of the lights in the exhaust hood over the cook top. It went right down the back of the oven and it's lost. How can i replace it?

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Is there another one on the unit you can bring to a hardware store as a sample?

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Go to the manufactures web site and see if they have specs. Some large Internet shopping sites (like CSN) have specs for the products they sell, so do a shopping search on the net.
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A hardware store wont be able to help unless you know whether its "teeny weeny" or "itsy bitsy"

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Have you tried using a magnet ?
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It went right down the back of the oven and it's lost.
Based on this, it sure sounds like it's not lost, you just don't want to find it.
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Need to try to remember whether it was a screw or a bolt. Go to your local hardware store and graze through their supply. Its either a 4-40 or 6-32 machine bolt or maybe a self tapping sheet metal screw may even work. good luck.
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Based on this, it sure sounds like it's not lost, you just don't want to find it.
I could take one of the remaining screws to a hardware store or a big box store. It fell into the vent opening behind the cook top. Removed the bottom oven draw and it's just not turning up - even after dusting thoroughly. Thanks for your help.
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I dropped a teeny tiny screw holding the metal housing of one of the lights in the exhaust hood over the cook top. It went right down the back of the oven and it's lost. How can i replace it?
You might be able to get a replacement from a hardware store or something.

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