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MrHI2004
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Hi,

I have a '89 HOTPOINT Gas Range and the oven is not working. The cook tops are working good but the oven does not heat at all.

Here is its model no. RGB628GEJ2 and you can see a diagram on PARTSELECT.COM

Please let me know what I need to do to determine the actual problem. Thanks for taking time to look at this and I really appreciate your help.

Alan

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While most of us could probably fix your oven, it'd be neither appropriate or prudent to try and diagnose your problem over the internet.

Since you'll be ordering parts, you may as well buy the assembly commonly referred to as a "new range". I've found this solution makes Momma happy and inspires a delicious, albeit temporary spat of culinary endeavor.

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Hi Alan,

I'm not sure about Chad's assessment that most of us could probably fix your oven. After all, most of us are home inspectors. It might surprise you, but home inspectors don't generally inspect appliances. Yeah, yeah, I know, in Texas they are required to do so. However, turning an oven on to see if it works and fixing it are two different things. I'd call a local appliance repair guy and have him come over and fix it for you. Chad's option, buying a new oven to replace one that is 15 years old and at about 150% of service life is a good one.

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Mike

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Originally posted by MrHI2004

Hi,

Please let me know what I need to do to determine the actual problem.

Alan

1. Find the Yellow Pages

2. Look up Appliance repairs

3.Call a guy to come over and tell you it will cost $150.00 to fix it.

4. Find the Yellow Pages again. (This should be easy.)

5. Look up Appliance Sales

6. I think you can figure out the rest.

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Thanks to all of you guys!!

Just like most of you have "hinted", I did buy a new one, same brand though, even before I posted this question. Calling a service guy would NOT be an option since it would cost half of the what I'll pay for a new one.

The purpose of the question was really for me to understand how to diagnose it and did not really mean to be lazy and cheap.

In Texas, yes, we have to inspect appliances and since I'm just beginning in this field, knowing how to diagnose one would somehow have an added value to my inpection service to my customers although I won't write on my report.

I apologize if posting my question was inappropriate. Again, being new in this business (and on this forum), I did not mean to start off on the wrong foot.

Alan

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As a home inspector your job is not to diagnose. We are generalists. I too include aplliances but do not diagnose or repair them unless the problem is obvious. The comment generally goes "The oven was not working at the time of the inspection. It did not respond to the controls. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified repair technician. Replacement may be more cost effective than repair."

The more you diagnose the greater your liability, especially if you are not or are only marginally capable. I would not waste my time becoming an appliance repairman unless that is your goal but instead would focus on the training that would make me a better home inspector.

Think of it as observing, reporting and deferring to an appropriate specialist. We work for the client to determine the condition of things.

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