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    Default 1962 Westinghouse wall oven foor gasket replacement

    I have a 1962 wall oven, and the door gasket isn't in good shape. Is anyone familiar with this oven, and
    how and with what the gasket can be changed. Click image for larger version. 

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    The oven is model # OBB30, Westinghouse built in range.

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    I don't think you're going to find the door gasket for that machine. The best you'll be able to do is find something that might work. Lets see a picture of the door gasket and I'll see what I can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickgburton View Post
    I don't think you're going to find the door gasket for that machine. The best you'll be able to do is find something that might work. Lets see a picture of the door gasket and I'll see what I can do.
    Thanks for helping. Here are some pictures. There seems to be a metal tube or frame that the gasket is surrounding. As you
    can see, it's seen better days. Click image for larger version. 

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    Actually, that doesn't look that bad. The small holes and frayed fibers is normal and doesn't keep it from doing its job. The material is fiberglass (sometimes around a stainless steel wire mesh). Many manufacturers use the same type gasket today . The biggest problem is the length. They come in different sizes and the size is not marked on the package or anywhere else. This one is for a GE if it's long enough:
    WB4K1 Oven Door Gasket
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    Thanks for the suggestion. It looks pretty long, maybe long enough. The length of
    the gasket in the oven seems to be about 86", the dimensions of the opening where the gasket is is about 18" x 24".
    Any idea how the gasket in the Westinghouse is attached? I counldn't tell by looking. How would the GE gasket attach? From what i'm
    reading, it sounds like the door may have to come off to attach the new gasket.

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    The oven cavity is actually a separate part. Look behind the range and there are two long bolts. You can see where they are in your picture:
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    Loosen the nuts on the bolts behind the machine and push the oven cavity forward enough to remove the gasket and yes, you'll need to remove the door. Half of the gasket gets sandwiched between the cavity and the oven. Now, depending on how it was assembled, after you loosen the nuts and before the cavity will slide forward, you may need to disconnect the vent under the top and if there's a place for a meat probe you may need to disassemble that first. It's not an easy job but probably more time consuming than difficult. The one in the link is for a door so you might need to remove the old gasket and see how it's designed and if it matches the one in the link. Some will work and some won't. If you're replacing the gasket because of looks you might want to think that over.
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    Arrow Gasket clipped on (clips sold separately)

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    Rick is right, the original gasket (part # Q13597) is NLA. The only picture I found of it isn't very detailed but you might be able to calculate its length at least.

    LINK > Q13597 replacement 5300013597 Door Gasket w/pic

    If you want to do some searching for yourself, any of the following part numbers are equivalent. Alternate part numbers 5300013597, Q000013598 and Q000013597 can all be used in place of Q13597.


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    Half of the gasket gets sandwiched between the cavity and the oven.
    I don't know if one like you suggested could be mounted. The original gasket looks to have been held in place from the front with clips like this newer Frigidaire oven door seal.

    LINK > 316405000 Frigidaire Oven Door Seal w/Clips

    LINK > Alt. View Frigidaire 316405000 Oven Door Seal w/Clips

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    Thanks Dan!
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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to search those numbers.

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    It looks like none of the options are available. Is there any chance of using a substitute and making it work?

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