I want to replace the metal frame (part#AP2150447) that the outer glass window sits on. It's corroded on the outside on the bottom where the glass rests on it. Water dripping down when we reach for a towel hung on the door used to dry our hands off must be the culprit. How do I separate the glass from the metal frame ( It seems to be glued in) and what kind of heat resistant tape must be used on the inside of the glass when I take off the old tape to change trim kits. I have had the glass part off but wasn't sure how to remove the glass from the old trim kit. I purchased high temperature flue tape from ace (up to 600 degrees F). Is it best to remove the whole door or can you just take off the necessary parts without removing the whole door.
Thanks for your help!
ANSWER Hello Robert. The glass isn't glued to the trim at all. If it's stuck, it's been glued by a spill. The easiest way to get the glass off the old trim is with hot water. When I was running calls in the field, I would remove the door from the oven and ask the customer to run some hot water in the bathtub. This dissolves the grease and releases the glass from the trim without breaking anything or getting cut. It's my strong recommendation not to use any adhesive or tape of any sort. It would produce an odor during cooking that would make the food taste funny and in a self clean cycle it will stink up your whole house. If it were necessary, the manufacturer would have listed a part number. Hope this helps!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, February 28, 2012