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Question DetailsAsked on 10/30/2015

How do we find the make/model of a used propane stove? The plate is missing for the make/model.

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Maybe the plate adhesive failed and it fell off - could also be a stove that was due to be scrapped due to being out of date and unsold, or subject to a recall so the plate was removed - same as covers are torn off books that aren't sold so the cover is torn off to show it was supposed to be scrapped, not resold. So - IF you do find out the make and model, check for possible recalls for defects on that model - the plate may have been removed because it was defective and supposed to be scrapped.

I would presume the make would be displayed (painted name/logo) on the control panel area, and maybe also on front of oven door. If so, you might be able to eMail a couple of photos to the manufacturer and get them to identify it for you, if they will. (May refuse to because of liability risk if they give wrong number and you put in wrong parts because of it - but at least they should be willing to tell you if there is a secondary place where they put the model number.

Couple of places they commonly put secondary identification -

1) if you are lucky, manual with make and model number may be in holder on back panel

2) sometimes paper tag on back panel, or inside the panel near the top of the stove (unplug power before opening) - commonly also has the wiring instructions on it

3) sometimes under the top - pop the top panel and tilt up to look inside

4) sometimes stamped on the frame near or on the bottom

5) probably last resort - call an Appliance Repair - Large technician for around $100 plus or minus - he may recognize it and be able to get parts for it, though is very unlikely to be able to get the exact model number right. If you call the parts department of an appliance repair vendor they may offear to try to identify it form an emailed photoi - but because there are so many variations in model numbers, and the same units are sold through different stores under different model numbers, a real long shot there.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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