Then there's the more-than-minor problem about getting this curbside appliance into our home which includes a long walkway and several steps. We're both pushing 73. My husband had a heart attack two years ago. So the two of us wrassling a heavy appliance box from the street into our house might not be an exercise that we would survive. We would, of course, instruct our children to sue the appliance place for premeditated wrongful, elder-abusive death.
OK, so let's assume that we were actually able to get the new stove into our house and into our kitchen. It's a gas stove. Gas stoves are connected by means of something called "gas lines." I can just see getting the whole thing installed only to turn it on and blow up the house. And ourselves. It just seems that the appliance company ought to be a tad more concerned about the liability in expecting people to install their own major appliances. COVID-19 will eventually go away but personal injury lawyers are forever.
But then my pool guy (it is a testament to the times when your pool guy is telling you how to get your stove fixed) Scott told me that any part I needed for anything was available on the internet if I had the model number. He cautioned me to make sure I wasn't buying an aftermarket or "refurbished" part, but a new one.
$400 and expedited shipping later, a brand-new oven control panel arrived at our home from a non-Amazon site, and I had actually incentivized someone to come and install it. But when he did, it turned out that while it was the correct control panel for our stove, that wasn’t what the problem was.
sourdough English muffins