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Sep 27, 2006 08:11 PM

Uneven Stove

The gas range in my apartment is not installed levelly. This is a major hassle when trying to bake or even to fry on the stovetop.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this? I live in an apartment and getting a new stove isn't an option.


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  1. Look underneath and see if the feet of the unit are threaded. If they are, just screw the feet to the right height and you're in business. If they're not, I'd slip layers of cardboard/paperboard under them to level it.

    1. I have exactly the same problem and was thinking about posting about it but figured I probably didn't feel like dealing with the solution - the slipping cardboard under it - but hadn't known about the feet possibility.

      1. A new stove, just for levelling! Wow, I want the income of anyone who makes that suggestion. LOL

        If you have something denser - wood shims or small pieces of metal hardware, you won't have to worry about re-levelling it in a week when the weight of the stove has compacted the cardboard even more than it will immediately. Or put an extra millimeter or two extra in there to allow for settling. But even the cheapest stoves (like mine), usually have basic levelling feet. Have a brick or something strong handy to slip under the stove to hold it up while you work, even if you have another person to help out.

        1. I would contact the building superintendent, because this is their responsibility. If you damage the stove or crack a gas line when trying to level it, you may be billed for the cost of a new appliance.
          If the apartment management doesn't respond in a reasonable amount of time,(2 weeks?) you might be able to contact a appliance repairman, and then deduct the cost for the call from next months rent check.