Dan O. -- Saturday, 8 February 2003, at 4:07 p.m.
: -You are right, the clock doesn't work at all,
: and therefore, not the timer. The sounds
: that happen are spontaneous, and not from
: being 'fiddled with'.
Yes, just from wear and tear.
: -Removal and repair of the timer sounds like a
: best bet. Wondering how involved that would be...
It will depend on how your model was actually designed. It can be somewhat difficult on some of the high end models but may not be too bad on a more simple designed one.
: Would that mean disconnecting and
: rendering 'offline' the appliance for the
: duration of the hoped-for repair?
At least the oven that it controls. Its switching mechanism can sometimes be bypassed for the period that the clock is out for repair but that can be more involved. That might be something you might want to leave to a service technician that could remove the clock, send it for repair then reinstall it, bypassing the unit in between.
: Wondering, perhaps this thing can just go away
: and stay. If the stove will work without it,
: that may be okay, should I reach a dead end.
: Do you know if the timer thing is intergral?
The timer is integral to operation of the oven that it controls but the clock motor could be disconnected to stop the noise without harming operation of the oven (as long as no one fiddles with the knobs and sets them wrong). If the rest of the range is in good shape, it is not unreasonable to get it working correctly though.