I now have both of my ovens back on line! I am fortunate enough to have 2 kitchens in my house and for the last 1.5 yrs the oven portion of my upstairs stove has been on the fritz, forcing me to do some real dancing in trying to cook the sunday roast amidst my baking.
So I finaly bit the bullet and visited an online appliance parts supply site to order the needed replacement part (burnt out control panel from steaming the oven $92) as well as an additional burnt out heating element. The replacement parts arrived and were installed within 1.5 hrs, and all worked like new. Here's the reason for this thread... Appliance repair is wicked easy, no need to pay big $$ for someone to tell you what you already know. Most appliances are a collection of parts made by various companies, wired together to make something happen. When one part breaks you just replace that part. I am sure that all of us here at one time or another have/will have an oven breakdown, and I would like you to fear not. most repairs are done with a simple screwdriver and some common sense. If you are at all handy most repairscan be done in minutes, if you aren't handy call a handy neighbor. If you have any questions, email me at mk27 AT voyager.net