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I have just bought an Origo 6000 on ebay. I wont say I “won” it.
Seems a brilliant cooker which should fit into the space vacated by the old cooker – and the temporary Origo 3000 hob that I have been using in its place.
However there seems to be something missing and I wonder if anyone has experience of these cookers, or knows someone who has one. Just photos to compare with this one would help!
So to explain the problem. The oven part of the cooker is heated by flames from one of the standard meths containers which Origo use. Instead of being removed by lifting a lid this is removed by opening a flap in the front below the oven door. It slides forward out of a “carrier” for want of a better description. Now this carrier is fixed to the bottom of the oven at the back – but there is nothing holding it up at the front. What I want to know is how was the front meant to be held up. There are no signs of clips or any broken spot welds which would have held brackets.
Anyway some photos:
This shows the bottom of the cooker. At the top is the flap that folds down to remove the meths container. The main stainless part in the middle of the picture is the “carrier” – the meths container fits into it. At the bottom of the picture you can see a length of angle spot welded to the carrier, which attaches to the oven where there are two pop rivits. The pop rivets should be obvious in the photo. They have not been poped – just inserted to hold things in position. There are 4 holes, 2 on each side. They are in folded over parts of the inner oven sides. Perhaps they located a removable floor which covered the whole bottom?
Anyway nothing seems to hold up the front of the carrier.
This is the oven opright with the flap open to reveal the carrier and the meths container. You can see the bent over inner sides I mentioned in discussing the last photo. This is the only indication that something is missing. It looks like a floor or heat shield could have covered the whole of the bottom of the oven. In this photo the front of the carrier is resting on the edge of the open flap. That is where it should fit so that the flame control flap swings freely from off to the hottest position “4” on the dial. Notew that the cooker is resting on wooden blocks, one each side so that the middle is unsupported – as it would be when fitted onto the gimbles, which are part of the cooker.
In this photo the flap has been closed so the front of the carrier is no longer resting on it. All I have then done is to turn the control dial from off(“0”) to “4”. As a result the front of the carrier, weighted down by the meths container has dropped at the front – and you can see it sticking out below the oven. When this has happened the knob will not turn back to “0” because the mechanism which closes the flap is now fouled by the top of the carrier. It is clearly not meant to do this.
So now you have the full picture. Can anyone identify what is missing or wrong?
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