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Old 10-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Stove top grommets.

Hi, my trailer has the Amana stove with eight rubber grommets holding the grates. Is there a better grommet or have you just replaced them with the same thing? Mine seem to be ready for replacement. I searched the automotive and hardware stores and couldn't find anything with a 1/2" OD and a 3/16" ID. I have read where some people glued a flat washer on the tops of their grommets. I also read where a few people have used the bottoms of tire valve stems. Although the grommets look like rubber, they are silicone, according to what I have read. Tell me/us what you have done for your stove top grommets.


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Old 10-04-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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We never had this problem, but maybe the right size gas line cut to length? Sal.

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:53 AM   #3
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Not familiar with the grommets though I suppose ours must be the same - my first thought would be to contact Amana - quite possibly they'd stick a few in the mail no charge.

One thing that concerns me about our cooktop is the folding corian cover. A couple of times it has fallen down from its upright position. Fortunately never when there was a pot of water boiling on top of the range, but that could be nasty.

You have reminded me that I wanted to devise some sort of security clip so that this could never happen. Time to add a note to my "Airstream to do" list !

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #4
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I've had dozens of Airstreams come through the shop with those grommets missing or broken. They're easy to change, and fairly cheap, but it's still a PITA to have to change them.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:52 AM   #5

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In my junk drawer....I know you can relate to this, we all have them. Funny how we kept all that small stuff that we just couldn't toss.

Our grommets also shredded after a few years. Surprisingly I found four,(all I needed at the time), in my tool box. A small dab of Permatex W/strip in the groove on install. When I went to re-install the grates I noticed how asymmetrical they were, the pegs weren't even close to aligning up with the grommets. I carefully bent each foot,(wrap with rag so you don't chip the powdercoat), small dot of white paint on the bottom of the top left foot so they go back in the way they came out. With no stress on the grommet groove they have lasted well.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS View Post
Tell me/us what you have done for your stove top grommets.
Photos of my mod are here:
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #7
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I took the remains of one to the local electrical supply store. They had rubber - not silicone - wire grommits that did the trick. They were cheap enough that I bought 10 - I believe they were .29 or .49 cents each. Some dish soap and they slipped right in. I don't have the part number - I brought the top half of the original for a size match. Little tight but I only remove the top once a trip - after I get home - for cleaning.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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If you have a super-Ace Hardware near you take one in and see if they can find something to match or come close to. We have a super-Ace and I am continually amazed as all the little esoteric things like that they carry. Even a regular Ace have a huge inventory of waters, grommets, screws, bolts, washers, etc etc...I am always impressed. Home Depot or the likes probably have them, too, but nobody ever seems to know where anything is. (Talk about the blind leading the blind.)
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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Have you tried McMasterCarr?
They have a warehouse in LA County, Santa Fe Springs
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:37 PM   #11
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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Stove top grommets.

Hi, today was a great day to play with my Safari. After searching for stove top grommets for my Amana, I found out that they are universal from Camco. I bought two packs of four. The old worn out grommets came out very easily. The new ones popped right in. I decided to super glue 3/16" flat body washers on top of them. I don't cook with heavy cast iron pots, but I think they need a little help. Mine were the original, seven year old grommets. Cost me about $10.00 for the grommets, washers, and super glue. Will these last for another seven years?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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I'm about ready to toss my whole stove out and replace it because of those rinky dink grommets holding the grill. In my 2010 International 23, the grill always sinks down on to the gromments as soon as my wife cooks on it until the grill lies on the actual burners.Net result is the grill paint is burned off on spots and now rusting or corroding. Replacing the grommets solved nothing.I'll try the glued on washer idea and see what happens.

If you hear a big "Crash" you'll know it didnt work!! Should that happen can any one offer an opinion on a replacement stove/over?

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