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Post# 770307   7/12/2014 at 18:21 (2,260 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I could use some trim parts for the J757 I recently acquired, and there are a couple of contemporaneous models that use parts in common with this model.

If anyone is parting out a range answering to the descriptions and photos below, I would be damned grateful to hear of parts availability! Here goes....

I could use the oven door and handle assembly from a WHITE J797L Americana. This model uses the same oven door as the J757. Other Americanas do not. I actually only need the outer door skin and handle, not the entire door nor the glass pack/shield assembly. And gotta be White, sorry to say. I say "sorry" because that is the least common color on Americanas, so far as my own experience and observation goes.

I could also use various cooktop and backguard trim parts from a J856 Versatronic. Color does not matter here; all the parts needed are bright-metal parts. Sadly, I cannot use the backguard glass; the Versatronic's control panel is quite different to that of a J757, mainly due to the lack of the electric meat thermometer. I might also be able to use the clock, though.

The Versatronic parts would be the most immediately helpful, and hopefully the easiest to find, since some critical Versatronic parts are NLA, forcing some scrapping of these units.

Photos are below. Any and all help is appreciated!

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Post# 770935 , Reply# 1   7/14/2014 at 20:16 (2,257 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I will try to keep an eye out for the Versatronic J856 ( do you have a good picture of one?) and an Americana, in white - that might be free or so cheap and nearby you - well, best I can do.


Post# 770996 , Reply# 2   7/15/2014 at 04:54 (2,257 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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The second of the two photos above is a J856 Versatronic.

It looks a lot like a J757, because it's built on the same frame and has many, many parts in common with it, but there are some differences that make the Versatronic easy to spot.

The biggest is that Versatronics of the time didn't have an oven door window; J757s did. The Versatronic's control panel is different, because it did not have the electric meat thermometer seen on the J757. And there are controls on the black panel above the oven door of a Versatronic; J757s don't have them.

Not visible in photos, but apparent "in person," was the dummy oven drawer below the oven. On Versatronics, this space housed the works for the microwave feature, so the drawer did not open.

Here's a J757 photo so that you can compare it with the Versatronic photo:

This post was last edited 07/15/2014 at 05:51
Post# 771041 , Reply# 3   7/15/2014 at 11:19 (2,257 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Details - thanks

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Blanked out, Sandy - duh, there were two photos in that example, sorry I missed it, thanks for the help in id'ing. It helps me alot when looking. I saved this page to a folder, as well. Maybe nothing will come from my searches, but at least I am learning in the process, so two stone thing. :-)


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