It seems that oven insulation is a popular vacation spot for mice who want to get away from it all
Paul J. • Washington, TX • May 10, 2014
Appliance: Whirlpool 30" Electric Freestanding Standard Clean Range RF3020XKQ1
My Repair & Advice
Took the stove apart*, saw where the mouse had made a nest. It was kind of like a hotel room after a rock star had used it. It was nasty, is what I'm saying. I removed the insulation, which immediately went into a garbage bag and was placed outside, whereupon I took off and nuked the site from orbit. It was the only way to be sure (actually it was disposed of in the proper manner, no nukes were detonated in the course of this repair). Anyway, I ordered the insulation from this site, which was quick, and painless, apart from having to shell out 2.5 Hamiltons because of a tiny, furry Charlie Sheen impersonator. Shipping was fast, too. Ridiculously fast, actually. I had this part 2 days after I ordered it, and I ordered it on a Sunday, cheapest shipping option available (Fedex ground). Nicely done. Replacement was simple, just the reverse of removal of the bad insulation.
*I highly recommend labeling the electrical leads to the switches before removing them. Stoves are pretty simple circuits, but it's still easiest just to spend 5 minutes with some masking tape and a sharpie. It's all fun and games until you have to get the multimeter out.
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