790.71342700 Main Top bent, probably from a contractor standing on it

rastapapa

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Model
790.71342700
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Hello,
For years we have noticed that the oil in our pans pools toward the center of the main top. We had a range hood installed by our handyman and I made the connection that he may have stood on the stove and bent it just enough to make cooking annoying. I have been looking around for a replacement top, but theyre not cheap, and don't seem to be in production. Before I go in there and start trying to bend it back, Id like to ask if this is a reasonable task, and if there are any tips for doing it.

Thanks!
 

jeff1

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Hi,

New top appears to be available.

Main top, white

he may have stood on the stove
Maybe more leaned on it? If *I* stood on your range it would be more than just a little bent! ;)

Before I go in there and start trying to bend it back, Id like to ask if this is a reasonable task
Might as well try. Maybe a block of wood wedged under the top can help push it up and more flat....and no it won't catch fire.

jeff.
 
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