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My ge 48 inch range is ten yrs old. The stainless steel exterior

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My ge 48 inch range is ten yrs old. The stainless steel exterior panel is pulling away from the glass window. Now what?

Hello, Thank you for using this service, I will be helping you with your problem today

can you get us a model number so we can better assist you ?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Try this model number zdp486ndpss48
Okay great. now its the large door correct ? can you tell me which part is comming away on this diagram ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I cannot open the diagram on my iPad..the panel is pulling away in the lower center of the window.
okay I see, the outer panel is comming away from the glass itself ? there are screws underneath going straight up into the door assembly holding the outer skin (stainless) have you checked them to make sure one hasn't fallen out or is loose ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have not. I am not able to check the unit until later today.
okay when you get back there let me know, I'll watch for your reply. thanks, Bryan
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have checked all the fasteners and screws, none are missing.
does it look like its bowed ? or the glass is comming loose ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The metal is bowing out about 1/8 of an inch. I can see some of the insulation. The glass is not loose.

Okay, so at this point there are two things you can do, 1 replace the outer door skin, or 2 you can try taking the door apart and see if you can straighten the piece, sometimes heat will start to deform the metal after years of use. I would try repairing the door before replacing the door panel since the panel is $254.00. It is available however at the following link. mponent&documentCompId=G1103326&diagramPageId=00008&productTypeId=0122007&searchModelNumber=ZDP486NDP1SS&subCompDesc=Large%20door%20assembly&brandDesc=GE&modelDesc=GAS-RANGE&blt=11&shdMod=ZDP486NDP1SS&keyId=122 thanks and best wishes, Bryan

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