The Old Appliance Club

The Old Appliance Club

Parts, Service, Information for Antique Stoves and Appliances / 805-643-3532

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ANTIQUE Stove Restoration 'DO-IT-YOURSELF'


Restore Your Own Antique Stove ...

It's Worth the Effort ! 


In 1997 I bought an old home, circa 1906, in Denver, Colorado. Not much had been done to improve the house over the years, and in the kitchen was a wonderful gas range from the 1940s. It seemed in good shape, but over time the oven temperature began to decrease until finally I was unable to cook anything in it. The burners worked fine, but the knobs became increasingly difficult to turn. I procrastinated for a year or two meanwhile shopping around for a new stove. Most of my friends advised me to pitch the old stove and buy a new one–you know, one of those marvelous self-cleaning jobs with all the bells and whistles.


Well, I just couldn’t see condemning the old Roper to the landfill and thought it would be wonderful to restore it and keep it going. After all, it was already older than I and seemed to be built like a tank! I cruised the Internet and found The Old Appliance Club web site


Jack Santoro, founder of TOAC, was a jewel to put up with me and my incessant questions. In the end, I had the thermostat and safety valves rebuilt, and replaced one thermocouple for the oven. The worst part was cleaning the 60 years of grease that had accumulated in the stove. It took a lot of time and patience, but I got the whole thing put back together with the help of a friend or two. It was amazing to learn of the simplicity and precision of its workings. I am thrilled and feel rather proud that I restored it myself. Everyone who comes in my house admires the Roper. If you’re in doubt about restoring your old stove, take a chance. It’s worth the effort!

Laura Vance

Denver, CO

Thanks Laura, for your words of encouragement

to old appliance lovers everywhere.  - J.S.


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 We recommend you hire a qualified, licensed service technician diagnose your stoves problem first as we do not diagnose mechanical problems over the telephone.

All warranties on thermostats or safety valves start from the day the customer receives the order regardless of when the unit is installed.

All sales final - no refund nor replacement on: any thermostat rebuilding orders or thermostat exchanges, custom fabricated safety systems, safety valves, pilot assemblies, minipilots, combination pilot replacements or specific rebuild orders.

 All sales final - no refund nor replacement on rebuilt or new electrical parts or elements due to damage from a malfunctioning appliance that caused the replacement part to arc and burn out.

All stated warranties on thermostats, safety valves or any other equipment start from the day the customer receives the order regardless of when the unit is installed. If the unit is sent in for warranty service the customer is responsible for shipping charges. Warranty service is in effect for the stated period only.


 All sales final on:  PDF files, printed materials and electrical parts, used parts and services.

 Porcelain Enamel Service:  On rare occasions during the porcelain baking process parts can warp. Even after all precautions are taken during the process, this is unavoidable. There is no refund or replacement if this should happen. Consider this carefully before you place an order for porcelain enamel services.


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No Return if new parts have been damaged or worn. If you order a part without sending in the required e-mail pictures first, there is no refund or exchange.


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Refunds for new or used parts must be received within 30 days or no credit will be issued. 25% restocking fee will be charged. Items are subject to inspection before eligible for full or partial refund credit. No credit on any damaged non-useable items. Shipping is non-refundable on all orders unless stated.



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