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and not happy about it. The oven went in March and I know realize just how much I used it.<br><br>
This is the last appliance to go in my house. All were bought brand new at Sears when we built it 7 years ago. I will never buy another Kenmore brand appliance-ever.<br><br>
Neither I nor DH are particularly savvy with repair and we don't know anyone who is locally. To have someone come out to just look at it is over $100 plus parts (which are probably over $100 as well).<br><br>
So at this point we are looking for suggestions for new stoves. In particular I would like advice on weather I should by a nice but not the one I really want stove if I plan on tiling the kitchen floor in a year or two, or the one I really want. I would prefer a dual oven stove with 5 burners, but could settle for a single with 4 burners.<br><br>
Another question is-how big of a deal is it money-wise to run a propane line into the kitchen so a gas stove/oven would be an option?<br><br>
Thanks<br>
Heather
 

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We have an electric stove, too. I could see the symptoms about 2 years ago that it was showing its age (it's a Jenn-Air, down draft). We started putting some money back knowing that we'd have to replace it at some point. We're big on being proactive in saving when it's evident so we don't have to touch the emergency fund. I called out the plumbers to find out about running a gas line, so I could put in a gas stove (our furnace is gas, so we have natural gas already into the house).<br><br>
It turned out that the gas line is not that expensive to install. It was priced by the foot of running the line from the existing line coming into the house. We have to have a down-draft gas stove, which is the more expensive (though still not bad... only about $2500) aspect of installing a new stove.<br><br>
So, what I'm saying is to look at your set up for your exhaust hood and if there need to be any adjustments there and also if you already have gas of some sort coming into the house. Those two things could affect what you can install and the final cost for it.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
P.S. We have the money sitting in a savings account to buy what I want... we're just waiting for my stove to die. If my stove/oven wasn't already 25 years old, I would DEFINITELY try to repair it over replacing it. I prefer repair over replace for eco reasons. I paid about $200 to see if we could repair it. It turned out that the fix is more expensive than a new stove because of the age of the stove.
 

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Pull out the stove and see if you can see anything obvious. Mine dies at less than 3 years old and when I pulled it out it was pretty obvious what went wrong. I took some good quality digital pictures and went to the appliance parts store. They gave me the parts (about $10) and gave me a quick run through. I went home and did it all by myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Soooo empowering.
 

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I agree Velochic...I feel so guilty replacing it. It just feels like I've been down the replace vs. repair road 3 times already with other appliances. The dishwasher, and the washing machine were both repaired twice before they 'died' @ less than 7 years old! And hey-at least I installed the new dishwasher myself LOL.<br><br>
so...with that in mind. I will call around for other repair shops. I really have such angst over my appliances both the brand and where they were purchased and who repaired them. I will repair this time but will set up a stove replacement 'slush' fund. Because I fear the end is near.<br><br>
Thanks for talking me down from that...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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You make me nervous, I have a 3 1/2 yo Kenmore fridge and a 3 month old Kenmore gas stove.<br><br>
I would get the stove you want, if you can afford it. I wan't able to get the nice one I wanted as it came at a bad time money wise. I was able to go from electric to gas because we had both hook ups, but when we bought the house the electric range came with it.<br><br>
Have fun stove shopping when the day comes, hopefully you can get the "old" one fixed for cheap.
 
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