need to know if i can fit a double oven in my kitchen
I need a stepladder to reach my oven?
Help My Oven Has to be replaced and won't match other appliances
how to fix my cabinet melted surface back on
Contrary to what others have attempted explain ....You will need to replace any drawer, door or panel that has been damaged do to excessive heat. They cannot be repaired. However there is a solution. One can order these materials if given the correct sizes of the drawers, doors or panels to a kitchen dealer willing to take the order. Pictures of the damaged fronts will also help identify the door style and color. Actual sizes of the damaged product are also necessary.
Many of the original manufacturers/ suppliers of these products (i.e.LesCare Kitchens) unfortunately are out of business and so you as a consumer have no recourse. Most unfortunate indeed. Check to see if the product that you purchased is still being manufactured. If they are in business, you may have a claim providing it was installed properly. (read on)
The other issue here is that the cabinets were not installed with a Heat Shield. Anytime you specified or installed an oven next to a cabinet (any type of range or oven) you were required to install a heat shield. What is a heat shield? It was nothing more than a high pressure piece of plastic laminate that was screwed to the sides of the base cabinets. This would shield the heat away from the cabinet doors ether when you opened the oven or range door or during a cleaning cycle. I believe it didn't take much to ruin a drawer/door, not much more than a 150 degree temperature. We also experienced this when a standard toaster was used below a wall cabinet. The heat from the toaster could damage the wall cabinet door above the toaster. In this case the damage was done and no heat shield that I was aware of was available. North Shore Kitchens, Pittsburgh PA.
I know this post is old but people still read them. I just want to add a couple of pictures and maybe will give some helpful hints. Too late for original poster I'm afraid. I'm sorry I don't know how to get this pictures right side up. They were right in my software. Maybe not worth your while to worry with them. And that is DapWeldwood Contact Cement.
:) Here ya go lap39
Well, isn't that nice!
Thank you lap39! We just encountered this same issue. Before I track down the builder or appliance supplier/installer, I will look for this product. We followed the directions, however this was our first time self-cleaning this year-old LG oven.
Well, what would you expect from thermofoil, that's why it's cheap. It's just PVC glued on MDF. Warranty won`t cover heat/water damage. It is not the oven but the doors.
Waynette - I did the same. I have never used the self clean feature on any oven I've owned because I did some research first and realized it could do permanent damage. I line the bottom of it with aluminum to make cleaning easier. Someone suggested putting a bowl of water inside of the oven and heating it up. That really does work well.
For any future readers, be cautious using contact cement on thermofoil cabinets. I learned the hard way with contact cement, apparently the cement has solvents in it that will make foil curl into itself thus worsening the problem. Afterwards I called my dad, who spent 30+ years working at Borden/Elmer’s glue, and he told me to use plain white glue. Eventually the white glue has to be reapplied but it won‘t wreck the foil. If the curling is beyond repair (as in the pic by the oven), then I don’t think white glue will help at all. But the white glue does help, if the thermofoil has only curled up in small areas.
Paslater, Did you find a manufacturer of these cabinets? We have the same ones and our toaster oven warped the laminate on ours and we cannot find out what kind they were. They were in the house when we bought it.