Originally Posted by NicheVintage
We are trying to finish a few last projects and the oven is one of them. We finally got the oven to work and tried using it. The outcome was charred brownies and smoke. We think the thermostat is bad. Does anyone know if this is a part that is still available? Or any ideas on where to find said part?
I had the exact problem with brownies a number of years ago in our 65 Caravel
. After much looking, I found a place that would sell me a rebuilt thermostat with no guarantee for, as I recall, about $100.
I opted for a new Magic Chef range with oven. It fit the hole, and gas hooked up with no problem. Changing it out was a ten minute job. The top of the new range is much easier to clean and it has worked perfectly.
If you want to use the oven, get a new range. Don't mess with the old one.