Detached outer door panel on GE range
Brand: GE Age: 5 - 10 years
The outer panel on my GE TrueTemp range door fell off. I acquired this range when I moved into the house three months ago and I do not know for sure its age/history. There is a strip of adhesive at the bottom of the main door apparently used to attach the outer panel. I am wondering about the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of repairing this and am debating the need for a new range. There is a strip of adhesive that is no longer sticky that apparently was used to attach the panel to the door, but I don't really see any hardware securing the door panel and that concerns me. There is also a lot of dried dripping between the glass panels in the door and near the handle/grill, the cleaning of which will require taking apart the door/removing the glass. Since there's no direct pathway for that dripping from the top edge of the door, I am wondering if the door has come apart previously. I am concerned about safety, seeing how readily this panel came off and how insecurely it was attached. Also, since that happened the door no longer stays open so it is not usable. Does it make sense to take apart the door, clean it, and install a new outer panel? Thanks.
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