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Old 06-07-2012, 10:11   #1
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Looking for shipmate stove instructions

I just picked up this old Shipmate 882G oven.


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Anyone have the instructions? I've googled without results, and I emailed an ebay seller who seems to have spare parts. I can't turn the oven knob at all. It seems locked, but I don't know if it's some safety mechanism or if it's just rusted up.
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Re: Looking for shipmate stove instructions

I have the 3 burner version of that stove, and I also can't turn the oven knob. I e-mailed that Ebay seller, and he told me I need a new oven thermostat (the assembly with the oven knob on). Unfortunately they are out of stock, and he needs to get so many before getting them rebuilt. If we both send ours in for rebuild, there's a chance they'll get done sooner.
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Is that the knob you have to push in to turn? I used to have one of those stoves, great stove. Consider removing it and take it down to your local RV store and see if you can match it up with one...
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Is that the knob you have to push in to turn? I used to have one of those stoves, great stove. Consider removing it and take it down to your local RV store and see if you can match it up with one...
The two burner knobs push in to turn, but the oven knob doesn't want to do that.
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Yes, apparently it is a common problem with the thermostat.
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Re: Looking for shipmate stove instructions

Shipmate Instructions
Shipmate Stove Operating Instructions

Service and some parts for Shipmate Stoves are still available from:
Sure Marine Service, 1-800-562-7797. Ask for Todd.
Another possible source may be Bill Flint at Repco Replacement Parts, 1-800-433-7146.
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Sure is a great company. Seattle based. They also have great, heavy duty, flexible propane hose to use in lieu of copper tubing.
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Re: Looking for shipmate stove instructions

I took the knob and thermostat apart. Looks like the thermostat spring and everything on the gas side is still good. The knob side was just siezed. I let it sit in penetrating oil and finally broke it free with some pliers.

Once the knob was turning freely, I put it all back together to check, seems to work.

Only downside is there's a formed gasket on the backside, so I'm going to have to just use some silicone gaska-seal to make a seal instead of having the original gasket.
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What's the purpose of the gasket do you think? If it's a gas seal I'd worry about the sealant.

I might try the penetrating oil on mine then, good to know!
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Be sure to do a leak test once connected. Soapy or detergent water , watch for bubbles.
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What's the purpose of the gasket do you think? If it's a gas seal I'd worry about the sealant.

I might try the penetrating oil on mine then, good to know!
It is a gas seal. If I had known better I would have just opened the front to get at the back of the switch mechanism and left the backside with the thermostat alone, but I wasn't sure what I'd find where.
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Here's what you get when you open the front -- access to the back of the switch, and you can pull that cylinder out to make sure the propane passages aren't blocked.


Untitled by ffacker, on Flickr

Don't open the back. You break the seal, and I have no idea how this spring, lever, and black stopper go back together in there.


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I might also be missing something since they all flew out all over the garage when I popped it open. I'm going to have to do some more research before I can reassemble.
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The oven control and thermostat is a Robertshaw UN model. I found these instructions for lighting the oven. It doesn't come with the red button mentioned in the previous instructions. Here's what I found:

Robertshaw Model UN Universal Oven Heat Control

Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to put the termostat back together, but Grainger has a current Robertshow oven control that I think can be adapted for use in this oven.

Gas Cooking Control, Tstat Kit For Ovens - Gas Appliance Controls - HVAC Controls - 6KXE2 : Grainger Industrial Supply
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Original stock no. for my unit was Robertshaw UN 4700-005

These guys will rebuild them.

http://www.erepco.com/

They also have a catalog here if you need help identifying which model you have: http://www.erepco.com/Pricecatalog/CatPages45-49.pdf

They're near Forth Worth, Texas. The lady on the phone gave me an estimate of $196.

Not sure how that compares to the Gearbusters guy on eBay as he hasn't responded yet.
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Re: Looking for shipmate stove instructions

How did you fare? I have an old Shipmate oven that has locked up oven thermostat. I'm not sure of the model but do know it has a RobertShaw oven thermostat although I don't know what it's part number is. I'm not sure whether to buy part from Repco and hope it fits or clean it with just opening front or send it in to be fixed. Repco says that it doesn't like to deal with individuals but might help. out.
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