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bobbysgirl 11-25-2012 09:08 AM

Replacing oven door glass
 
The interior glass on my 20-year-old Admiral range (ModelABP35400) has cracked and a chunk has slipped out. I have been all over the internet searching to purchase a replacement, to no avail. The part is just too old, according to Sears. My question: Will tempered glass cut to fit work? I checked with my local glass shop, but the son has taken over from his Dad and doesn't know if a special heat-tolerant glass is needed or not. The oven is self-cleaning, so the glass will have to be high-temp tolerant. Thanks for any assistance.

user1007 11-25-2012 09:27 AM

I don't think regular tempered glass will withstand the heat.

You might see if Corning has a customer support number or email address for possible recommendations.

Have you tried a used appliance store or even Habitat for Humanity ReStore to see if but sheer luck you might find a replacement there?

Just for fun, I tried to see if I could find you something. That model number did not seem to correspond to anything Admiral but maybe it is just too old. I did find this site. Perhaps one of the glass panels would work? The chat function was very responsive.

http://www.appliancezone.com/SearchP...0Door%20Glass#

If you have to replace seals and everything it looks like this project might cost you $250 for the parts. Sure it is not time to think about a new unit? It is sad we are a disposable culture but that is a lot to sink into a 20 year old appliance? If it is self-cleaning all the oven door seals are probably do for replacement.

oh'mike 11-25-2012 09:30 AM

May I make a cheap suggestion? Those doors lift right off without tools---I'd be looking for a used door---Our local Menards sells used stoves for $20----Craigs list might have a listing for an old stove that matches----alert your local appliance store to call if they get that model as scrap---

At 20 years old I would not be sinking much into the repair---

oh'mike 11-25-2012 09:31 AM

Steve types faster!!!!!

bobbysgirl 11-25-2012 09:49 AM

Replacing oven door glass
 
Thanks for the info. I've already had the oven door off---wanted to ensure I could do the repair myself IF I found the glass. No problem there. The range isn't needed in my home--its earmarked for a guy whose departing wife cleaned him out.:( I'll try some of the other suggestions before giving up. Thanks.

user1007 11-25-2012 10:03 AM

Try an item wanted ad in Craig's List?


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