Mouse ruined my new oven?
We remodeled our kitchen last summer and replaced all the appliances. Nothing too fancy but a HUGE upgrade from the super old electric range.
A few weeks ago I found a mouse in the oven. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees before I knew it was in there and the mouse was burnt to a crisp. Yuck!
Since then, we've noticed an odor whenever the oven is on - doesn't smell when we use the burners, just the oven. We tried the 4 hour self clean but the odor is still here. I've cleaned every reachable surface.
Over the weekend I took the back panel off the range and inspected the insulation (what little I could see). There appears to be some mice damage (a few droppings and some of the insulation looks disturbed).
I've called every appliance repair company and repair man in town, no one will even look at it! They all say to trash it. I offered to pay double just for a repair estimate, but had no luck. Is there really no way to replace the oven insulation?
It seems extremely wasteful (and expensive!!) to just throw a one year old range away. Any thoughts?