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Could use some advice

BobB | May 8, 2015 12:00 PM

About three years ago I bought a GE induction-top range with a five-year extended warranty. In general I love it, it's both subtle and powerful, incredibly responsive and has a huge oven. But I was one of the first to buy this model, and it has a potentially dangerous defect that I later learned occurred in just a few early ones: every so often when cooking on the largest hob, it jumps up to high all by itself. Dangerous, right? It only happens a couple of times a year, but still. So I had it serviced under warranty - three times! - by which time they'd replaced all the supposedly relevant parts (the entire control panel twice) but the problem still occurs.

Now, the amazing good news: the extended warranty company agreed that after three tries, it can't be fixed, so they're going to replace it - which in their terms means they're sending me a check for the full original purchase price of $2700.

Where I need advice is twofold: one, has anyone run across (preferably owns) an induction model superior to the GE (at the time I bought it I did extensive research and this was a clear winner). Needs to be a standard 30" slide-in type. And two, what do I do with the old one? I hate to junk it, it works beautifully other than that one bug, the oven and the other four burners perform perfectly. Can I sell it if I'm upfront about the glitch? If so, for how much? Maybe $1000? Where would be a good place to offer it? I have no experience with Craigslist and such.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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