Originally Posted by Caslon
The 1978 Super Frigidaire electric oven at the 1978 built condo I lease is still here. The thermostat is faulty and they no longer make that replacement part. After I let the oven preheat, I spend another 20 minutes adjusting the temp because it's off by as much as 50 degrees. I'm wondering if I have cause to demand a new oven. Jeesh, a cheapo electric oven would cost the owner only $300 and would represent about 1 tenth of 1 percent of the value of the condo ($275K).
That sounds like how the oven at the farm behaved. Has s/one confirmed it is the thermostat? If not, you could ask that be checked to make sure it isn't faulty wiring. A hint here and there that this could be a fire hazard might make the owner re-consider the cost of replacing it vs. the loss of rental income, hassles with the insurance company, etc., should it cause a fire in the condo building.