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OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 01, 2007 04:29PM
Aaargh ! Teenager just called from home- the glass topped GE stove (which cost like $2K about 8 years ago) has 'shattered' after something 'fell on it by accident'.

Gaaah ! What now ? GE parts is saying the top and gasket alone is about $500. Homeowner's insurance is not an option- deductible is $1K.. Money is tight. Very tight. So tight I have to pick my words carefully- can't afford to buy vowels...

I think I'm just gonna go buy a hot plate, and cook like I did in college. At least the oven stil works (convection, which is totally awesome...)

Anyone have any cheapo ideas ? Aaargh...
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: papercup
Date: May 01, 2007 04:33PM
What model?

If you are even slightly handy, the labor isn't tough on that repair, and parts can be found much less than GE direct.
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: papercup
Date: May 01, 2007 04:35PM
A quick random search: [www.repairclinic.com]
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 01, 2007 04:36PM
cup-
Thanks.

It's a GE Profile, and I don't have the model number. And I AM reasonably handy, so I was planning on doing the work myself. Any suggestions on sources for the parts ?

If you can't tell, I'm stressed about this. Your response was the equivalent of a nice cold beer and a soft chair. Ahhhh.... Thanks !
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: incognegro
Date: May 01, 2007 04:36PM
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Money is tight. Very tight. So tight I have to pick my words carefully- can't afford to buy vowels...

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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 01, 2007 04:37PM
www.repairclinic.com

depending upon your model and luck it looks like you could get the glass top for about half of $500.



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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: May 01, 2007 04:37PM
Google Product Search/Ebay

You may be surprised on what you can find. I've found a whole lot that I didn't expect on there. Shipping may be an issue, but it may still save hundreds.
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: papercup
Date: May 01, 2007 04:38PM
I have ordered from this place, they are very helpful.

start here: [www.repairclinic.com]

Also, eBay comes to mind as well for parts at a greatly reduced price.

Or buy a used one on Craigslist for dimes-on-the-dollar. People practically give away appliances.
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: May 01, 2007 05:32PM
Sounds like you get free mowing for the summer too.
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: Dubya
Date: May 01, 2007 05:35PM
Those glass top units are alot cheaper these days too.

You could probably pick one up for not much more than the repair of the old one....
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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: May 01, 2007 06:34PM
You have a good local parts house ?

I find that once shipping is figured in that I can get parts locally as cheap or cheaper than online

Just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's a good price. Check local too.



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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 01, 2007 07:17PM
Wow! It must be a high-end model. I didn't know GE made a $2K stove.
My 12 yo Whirlpool glass top only cost $600ish and it's still going strong.



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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 01, 2007 08:39PM
My 12 yo Whirlpool glass top only cost $600ish and it's still going strong.

I wouldn't let a teenager accidentally drop "something" on it.






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Re: OT: Ooooooh dang ! Glass Top Stove shattered !
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 02, 2007 08:13AM
[www.affordableappliance.com]

I've bought a number of used GE parts from them. Usually half the price of new.



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