4 knobs broken on my Samsung gas range. This is NOT a cosmetic problem. This is a clear design flaw and major safety risk. Heat from the oven and burners causes the inner plastic portion of the knob to become brittle and causes the plastic surrounding the metal retainer clip to break. If the accelerator pedal on my car under normal use would become brittle and fall off while driving, it would NEVER be considered Cosmatic. I have ave come up with a temporary fix though. I’ve used a 1/4” long piece of thin walled brass tube (actually a piece of a spent .308 Winchester cartridge) which snugly fits over the plastic piece that breaks and held in place by a drop of CA glue. If Samsung would like to use my fix for their poorly designed knobs, I’ve already filed a patent for the design so it would be unwise to steal it. I’ll be happy to negotiate a license agreement on the use of it though.
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