Gas stove thermostat...

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Maggie, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Our l.p. oven thermostat is going crazy lately!! We called a repairman and he said it needs to be replaced. The cost for the part is $97. plus tax and shipping. The cost of his labor to put it in will be $65. So, the big question is...how hard is it to replace a thermostat on a gas oven? We just had him out here 2 1/2 weeks ago for a different problem, and are hoping we could do it ourselves. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Maggie
     
  2. ChickenMom

    ChickenMom Well-Known Member

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    ChickenMom' DH here,

    If the stove is an older one with a standing pilot light it would be very simple to change, just make sure your L.P. is off and remove the lines and thermocouple from the old one and put the new one in exactly the same way. If however it is a newer stove with an elctric ignitor, they can be a little tricky, and I would recomend a pro putting it in if you're not familiar with electronics.

    Good luck.