1930's Vintage Magic Chef oven thermostat wire snapped

Nebuul

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I have what we believe to be a 1930s Magic Chef commercial range in my house. It works perfectly except that the left oven always reaches maximum temperature. I looked, and it appears that the thermostat wire that the temperature control knob uses to regulate the gas has snapped of right at the knob.

Does anyone know if this can somehow be repaired? The link below is to a Google photos album that shows the damaged side, the functional side, and a shot of the entire range. The unit is purely gas, there are no electrical connections whatsoever.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8fetqpW5uPfzkukX9

Thank you for any help you can provide!
 

Dan O.

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Thermostat capillary broken off

Nebuul said:
it appears that the thermostat wire that the temperature control knob uses to regulate the gas has snapped of right at the knob... Does anyone know if this can somehow be repaired?
That is not a "wire" but a capillary tubing. It is filled with a gas that expands when heated to actuate the switch mechanism.

I doubt it can be repaired but the company at the following link rebuilds gas controls and thermostats. If anyone can repair it, they'd likely be the ones.

LINK> RePco Replacement Parts, Inc - Self-proclaimed "world leaders in the remanufacturing of thermostats, safeties, flame switches and gas valves for the aftermarket appliance industry".

Dan O.
 
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