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Posted: 09/27/20 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen it all now!

Our thirty three year old built in dishwasher leaked at the pump, and over the years I made a few repairs so figured it was time to spring for a new one which we did. We decided that since the stove next to it was on its last legs and the same age to replace that also.
Yesterday we bought the new stove, and in putting it in the vehicle found that it seemed almost twice as heavy as the dishwasher.
We got it home and installing it I had to do some work on the back since it blocked where part of the 220 volt receptacle that is in the floor.
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There was a large metal covering which had two long bolts running through, believe it or not, a precast concrete block.
Needless to say, the concrete block is now long gone!
If I hadn't already made some modifications, and if it wasn't holding up the dishwasher installation, I would have returned it.

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Posted: 09/27/20 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Made in Mexico stove? [emoticon] They smuggle drugs in cast concrete and fake concrete rocks.


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Could have been a counter balance weight to keep stove from tipping over when door is fully opened. Our new stove had a special bracket with it to screw to the floor at the rear of stove, the rear leg slipped into a slot in the bracket. Call and the Mfg. and check it out...

* This post was edited 09/27/20 07:48am by Redcatcher70 *


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Posted: 09/27/20 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Counterweight.





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Tell the wife to not set the Thanksgiving turkey on the stove door, or it will tip over on her.


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Lynnmor wrote:

Counterweight.


If so, it sure is (was) over kill, since they included brackets for the stove front to prevent it from tipping forward.

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It may have to do with heating levels vs temps running up and down using lots of energy. Kinda' like all the fire bricks in a good wood heating stove helps retain heat.


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That concrete helps maintain the heat so that the electric element is not having to turn on every few minutes, less consuption of electric power for the amount of heat retained.

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Silly question: Did you read the manual to see if the block is mentioned in any way? [emoticon]

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navegator wrote:

That concrete helps maintain the heat so that the electric element is not having to turn on every few minutes, less consuption of electric power for the amount of heat retained.

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