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GE vintage Stove/Oven - $200 (Menomonee Falls)
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Post# 735974   2/17/2014 at 22:33 (2,201 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 735981 , Reply# 1   2/17/2014 at 23:52 (2,201 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Sandy would more than likely be able to tell if this is a P7. Sure looks like it could be one. It's a very nice looking stove.


Post# 736003 , Reply# 2   2/18/2014 at 05:01 (2,201 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Yes, P*7

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If you'll look carefully, the knob of the oven lock lever is visible just above the oven door handle of the large oven. That's a dead giveaway that an oven is self-cleaning, although not all SC ovens have lock levers.

I think this might be early '70s; the presence of rotary controls and a window in the oven door makes it later than Dean's beautiful '66. Unfortunately, GE didn't put the 40-inchers in its full-line catalogs of the time.

It's TOL; controls for the meat thermometer and Sensi-Temp are visible.

Helluva nice range.

Post# 736018 , Reply# 3   2/18/2014 at 07:20 (2,201 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Thanks Sandy . I like the lines of these GE stoves, even if that's not all of the story.

Post# 736033 , Reply# 4   2/18/2014 at 08:36 (2,201 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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I'm glad these ranges are still popping up, but I have a feeling that most aren't getting sold, and end up in the scrap heap.


I wonder if they don't know how to use the Sensi-Temp burner (select size, then temp), or if it really is not operating?


As I've said for years --- if I had provisions for a 40 inch range, one of these 1965 through early 70's GE P-7 TOL ranges would be in my house.  No question asked.



Post# 736049 , Reply# 5   2/18/2014 at 09:45 (2,200 days old) by robinsondm ()        



When I bought my house back in 1996, it came with my 1966 GE 40-inch P*7 range. The Sensi-Temp burner was not operating correctly. The burner size selection buttons worked, but the burner had only 2 settings -- off, and full on (red hot). Unless you were boiling water, it wasn't very useful.


I decided to try fixing it in 2000. Back then, GE had a dial-in help line where you could pay for appliance troubleshooting. They first recommended replacing the sensor, which did not fix the problem. They then recommended replacing the responder, which did fix it. I wonder now if the sensor was okay, and only the responder was broken?



Post# 736134 , Reply# 6   2/18/2014 at 17:39 (2,200 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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"As I've said for years --- if I had provisions for a 40 inch range, one of these 1965 through early 70's GE P-7 TOL ranges would be in my house."

As much as I love my 30-inch J 370, same here. I grew up with a 40-inch range (a 1948 Frigidaire RK-70) and have had an MOL WCI Westy in that size in adult life. There is no comparison between a 40-inch range and any other configuration. You have worktop space, you have two ovens and you have a mammoth storage drawer.

The range in this thread's first post made me bite my tongue.

Post# 736282 , Reply# 7   2/19/2014 at 08:30 (2,200 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The More I Look....

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....At this range, the more I'm thinking it's 1972-74, somewhere in there.

It has the control knobs with die-cast skirts (the visible metal part with the heat-setting indicia), not the later stamped, silk-screened skirts.

It has the late-'60s/early '70s heavy "glamour" surround for the oven window; this was seen on TOL ranges and wall ovens of the time only. If you went down even one model, you got a much narrower chrome piece around the window; my J 370 range is only one model off the TOL and has the standard window trim, not the glamour trim.

It has at least one convenience outlet, a feature regulated out of existence in the mid-'70s.

And it has the "arrowhead" handle for the oven door lock lever; earlier models had a round ball knob.

MAN, do I wish I space for such a range! That thing is appliance Viagra.

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