I rent an apartment with a relatively new, great condition GE gas oven. The
only trouble with it is that the broiler door is attached to its brackets
(door > door hinge > sliding broiler base) by four simple sheet metal
screws. These screws continually loosen and fall out. By now they are
clearly stripping the edges of their holes, so the problem gets worse. I
had thought of two possible solutions to this problem: (1) replace the
screws with bolts -- which would require removing and opening the broiler
door itself to attach bolts from inside it; or (2) replacing the original
screws, but adding a strong adhesive to more or less permanently attach the
door to its brackets -- the simpler solution. I'm not sure if I can open
the door to get at the innards to attach bolts, so the question is: are
there high-heat adhesives for such a purposem that could withstand 600+
degrees of heat over prolonged periods? Any recommendations appreciated,
Have you talked to the landlord? If it's relatively new, there may
still be a warranty. GE might be able to fix it if it's a defect.
Even if it isn't, GE may be able to tell you the prefered way to
There are high-temperature glues, but they can be very expensive and
hard to get.
Don't fix it without the landlord being consulted. I never liked the
results when one of my tenants decided to "fix" something.
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