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    Default Mice in electric stoves?

    How do you deal with an electrical stove that has had a mouse or mice in it that left a few droppings (visible). It is my understanding that mice leave a trail of urine where ever they go.

    Usually, I do not mess with these stoves if I know they have been infested with mice to the extent that they will be very smelly.

    I have a very nice stove that is just a few years old. You can see where the door lock mechanism is where a mouse has been. You can also see where it had made little tunnels through the insulation blanket.

    I let it self clean for a while hoping the heat might do away with the stench. Seems it did help..some. I also removed some of the insulation that I could reach with pliers.

    Is there any way of solving the odor problem?

    Not sure I want to go to the trouble of taking this thing apart and possibly still having the problem?

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    New insulation, steam clean the oven liner and cabinet......and some still smelled for us.....once mice are in there you almost have to walk away from it.

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    Kinda what I thought.

    Hmm, might give someone a real good deal on this one. At the same time, I hate to be associated with selling it at any price to an end user.

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    At the same time, I hate to be associated with selling it at any price to an end user.
    Yupper, you also have to sleep at night!

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    Oh, if I was to sell it, I would definitely be upfront about the reason why the price would be reduced.

    I have used crumbled up newspaper to remove bad odors from a fridge before with good results. Might be something to think about, but I pretty much think the blanket will still need to be replaced. That looks a little involved with this stove for the money that it will bring.

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    but I pretty much think the blanket will still need to be replaced.
    Yupper, high temp insulation.

    That looks a little involved with this stove for the money that it will bring.
    Odds are not worth the time and trouble....JMO!

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    Got a call today for a stove. Said I didn't have any ....except.

    Sold it with full disclosure. Had to spend a little time replacing the handle I let get broken. I fired it up, and it didn't really stink the shop up like I thought it would. But I could still smell it when I got close to it.

    I did set it to clean a few days ago and let heat up for a while. Might have helped ......some.

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    Shoulda sold it with a nose plug....

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    LOL! Might have been a good idea. Guy just lives a few blocks away. Hopefully the wind will be in my favor when he cooks!

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    Hopefully the wind will be in my favor when he cooks!
    LOL!
    *I* wouldn't be that lucky, hope you are.

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