Corning Smoothtop range oven thermostat repair? Calling any Corning experts!!!
Model Number: R30-AB Brand:
More than 10 years
I have a Corning "Smoothtop" or "Countertop" range. Recently the oven stopped heating (the bake element---the broil element works ok). I did some troubleshooting and found out if I jiggle the bake element power terminal on the back of the thermostat (where the wire brings current down to the bake element) it will then work. The terminal is loose inside the thermostat body, and I have confirmed that there is a bad internal connection on this terminal, probably from all the current it has had to handle over the years.
The Corning part# for this thermostat is 980052. I have been looking everywhere and can't find one. Even a good used one would be ok.
I really like this range, and everything else on it works perfectly. Is it possible to get thermostats like this repaired? I am going to remove it and see if it can be dissasembled, or maybe find some manufacturer info printed on it. Any advice would be appreciated!