Thread Number: 81397  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Hotpoint Stove — Never Used!
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Post# 1054342   12/15/2019 at 14:06 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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I just brought this 1980 Hotpoint oven home yesterday.  Never used, incredible shape.  I believe there is a range hood attachment that goes on top of the microwave oven unit.  Any idea how/where I could start to look for one?


My house was built in 1978 so the age of it is perfect.  Next weekend I will be installing a 1970s KDS-19 dishwasher.  Now all I need is a vintage 70s fridge and I’m good to go!

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Post# 1054344 , Reply# 1   12/15/2019 at 14:18 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Congratulations on such a great find!  Soooo clean.



Post# 1054346 , Reply# 2   12/15/2019 at 14:24 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Looks great!

Post# 1054347 , Reply# 3   12/15/2019 at 15:25 by appnut (TX)        

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Todd!!  My next oldest sister had the GE version of this range in a Gallerea-area townhouse in Houston she bought new in 1978 or 1979. Was the photo taken in your kitchen?    

Post# 1054348 , Reply# 4   12/15/2019 at 15:26 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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That’s a beauty!

Congrats and enjoy!

Post# 1054352 , Reply# 5   12/15/2019 at 16:43 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Great Range And Durable MWO.

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The range hoods show up fairly often on used ranges, I am sure one will show up.


Be cautious about using the metal trivets on the surface elements, If you use them you should keep the heat setting low enough that the element does not get red hot, surface elements on electric ranges are not designed to be Red-Hot for any period of time, allowing them to get RH is not only dangerous and a waste of power it also ruins the element, element receptacle drip bowl and can cause the porcelain cook-top to craze and chip.


John L.

Post# 1054383 , Reply# 6   12/15/2019 at 19:41 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Hi Bob,


Yes, the photo of the range was taken in my kitchen.  Thankfully when I bought the place the previous owners had taken decent care of the original kitchen tile countertops...


And the timers/clock on the stove are so cool and old-school!

Post# 1054384 , Reply# 7   12/15/2019 at 19:43 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Hi John,


Thanks for the heads up about red-hot elements.  Luckily for the stove, I am not much of a cook so I’ll probably be dusting it off more than actually using it...LOL!

Post# 1054400 , Reply# 8   12/15/2019 at 22:16 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Very cool.  My mother's aunt had this in her new kitchen when they retired from farming in '80.   She was delighted to have a microwave for the first time. 

Post# 1054406 , Reply# 9   12/15/2019 at 23:24 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Funny how things have advanced...the microwave oven is great — a little small, and takes longer than the new microhood I took out to put this magnificent stove in.  But it’s totally worth it and looks perfect in my 1978 home!

Post# 1054490 , Reply# 10   12/16/2019 at 17:56 by appnut (TX)        

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Todd, your OTR Microwave was probably about 1000-1200 watts.  The Hotpoint is about 600 to 625 watts.  

Post# 1054790 , Reply# 11   12/19/2019 at 11:54 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
Need New Thermostat

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So the oven won’t heat more than 160 degrees.  Had the repairman out and he says it’s the thermostat.  Anyone have a lead on one?  He says it would be best to replace both switches.


Thanks and hope to get this bad boy back in full service!

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Post# 1055792 , Reply# 12   12/28/2019 at 11:30 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Would it help the thermostat any to spray contact cleaner into or on it?

Post# 1055797 , Reply# 13   12/28/2019 at 12:19 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Will Contact Cleaner Help

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Not Likely, Call Me


John L.

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