I'm in need of an obsolete part for a 1982 Kenmore oven, model #103.3248291. I've scoured the net and local shops, nobody has it or an equivalent part.
It's a piece of 3/8" aluminum tubing with flared ends and inverted nut fittings on each end. It runs from the regulator to an exterior shutoff valve (not the wall shutoff). The Sears part # was 294395. When I removed the oven to fix a bad igniter, I discovered the tubing had become damaged from a bad installation of the oven years ago, so I need to replace it.
One shop tried making me a new one by cutting off my existing flared ends and joining them with a compression fitting to a new piece of tubing, but the compression seal leaked whenever I wiggled it (I live in L.A., earthquake country).
Does anyone know a shop that might carry this part? I'm at my wits' end.
An alternate would be if I could find someone who could make a new tube properly, with the correct flared ends. Anyone know of any shops in the L.A. area that can machine something like that?