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Purchased! - Potential BlueStar Range Purchase


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47 minutes ago, SLB said:

I just want everyone to know, the oven in my bluestar will not light this SuperBowl Sunday. 

 

This will be the third oven repair in nine years.  Repeat, nine. 

 

Is that good or bad?

 

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1 hour ago, SLB said:

I just want everyone to know, the oven in my bluestar will not light this SuperBowl Sunday. 

 

This will be the third oven repair in nine years.  Repeat, nine. 

 

That sucks. Is it the ignitor?

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1 hour ago, SLB said:

I hope so.  Something else in it broke once and cost a fortune.  

 

But it quit while running, which seems like a new twist.    

Is there a regulator for the oven? I think so.

 

Our BS has been a beast for 3 or 4 years.

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Rx:

  1. Oven floor needs replacing because rivets on the sides holding the pieces together corroded.  Existing piece may be able to be rigged with some bolts, which is what the tech recommends.
  2. Said oven floor fell onto the burner and igniter when the rivets failed.  
  3. Entire igniter assembly is broken.
  4. Oven burner is corroded and needs to be replaced (again).

Parts estimate coming. 

 

Tech was wonderful and it was nice to have an actual person in my home.

 

I may just go ahead and get me a Magic Chef. 

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12 minutes ago, SLB said:

Rx:

  1. Oven floor needs replacing because rivets on the sides holding the pieces together corroded.  Existing piece may be able to be rigged with some bolts, which is what the tech recommends.
  2. Said oven floor fell onto the burner and igniter when the rivets failed.  
  3. Entire igniter assembly is broken.
  4. Oven burner is corroded and needs to be replaced (again).

Parts estimate coming. 

 

Tech was wonderful and it was nice to have an actual person in my home.

 

I may just go ahead and get me a Magic Chef. 

 

That's horrible.

 

You might contact BS. This shouldn't happen.

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Sorry to hear about the problem.  I had a SIL with a Viking with a similar 2 piece floor, and the rivets - or welds, don't recall which, failed.  I agree with the tech that nut and bolt would be a great repair.  Something sounds wrong if the burner tube rusted out again -  I could see that with a burner tube in an outdoor grill which is subject to tons of humidity, but I would want to contact BS to see if they can help with the cost of the part. 

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Update:  Bluestar had no idea what was going on.  But they did offer 25% off the parts, so I appreciate the nudge from you folks.  

 

I pulled the records, that burner had been last replaced in 2015.  

 

I'll check with the tech if there isn't some humidity problem in my homemade kitchen plumbing . . . .

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On 2/17/2021 at 2:50 PM, SLB said:

Update:  Bluestar had no idea what was going on.  But they did offer 25% off the parts, so I appreciate the nudge from you folks.  

 

I pulled the records, that burner had been last replaced in 2015.  

 

I'll check with the tech if there isn't some humidity problem in my homemade kitchen plumbing . . . .

The byproducts of burning natural gas are CO2 and H2O, there will be humidity within the oven (one of the reasons my wife wasn't keen on going away from our electric oven). Do you have other local to your area possibilities that could "attack" your oven? Near the sea (salt air, a killer of outdoor grills), other excessively humid environment?

 

Quick question: For the repair did the range need to moved, or was the fix able to be completed through the front of the oven?

 

And I'm intrigued with your "homemade kitchen plumbing". Got any pics? 

 

 

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I have the Blue Star Platinum Range, and while I've never had any operational issues with my oven, I have noticed that the moisture produced when the oven is turned on is much higher than what I've experienced with other ovens. The moisture fogs up the glass . . . and then dissipates as it heats up.  Not in and of itself a problem for me, but something I have found unusual.

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37 minutes ago, IEATRIO said:

I have the Blue Star Platinum Range, and while I've never had any operational issues with my oven, I have noticed that the moisture produced when the oven is turned on is much higher than what I've experienced with other ovens. The moisture fogs up the glass . . . and then dissipates as it heats up.  Not in and of itself a problem for me, but something I have found unusual.

Same scenario with my install.

Not only foggy glass during the initial heat up, but I have a stainless wall piece behind the range, the left side of the venting seems to produce quite a bit of moisture. 

I'm betting the glass fog is due to a tighter, more energy efficient oven space.

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