fitting built under oven into base unit

Postby hymac47 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:38 am

I am in the process of having a new kitchen installed. The double built under gas oven has been connected to the gas supply but does not appear to be fitted into the base unit properly. There is a finger width gap between the metal front of the oven and the unit. I presume it should be screwed in flush to the base unit. Also it does not appear to be sitting square as one side is jammed up to the drawer unit next door while at the other side there is a gap between it and the next drawer unit. Should I be asking my kitchen fitter to refit it or should I call out the gas fitters who connected it to refit it? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Postby Nester » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:10 am

Most oven units in my experience fit snugly sliding back into the kitchen unit. Weight is normally sufficient to hold them though some have a fascia trim which helps to hold position with perhaps a couple of small screws. It is important that ovens can be removed quickly and easily for servicing or replacement, and if a gas appliance the bayonet hose coupling must be easily accessible. It could be that your appliance just needs a bit of packing if too free moving sideways within the unit and something might be stopping it moving back into the unit - perhaps the hose.
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