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Old 07-15-2020, 01:23 AM   #1
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Banging Stove Top

Good Evening,
I need some suggestions to solve a (hopefully) simple problem that is driving me nuts.

I have what I believe is the standard issue 3 burner stove. (Photo 1).

When traveling over bumpy roads, the top comes loose and then makes a loud clanging every time I hit a bump!

The top is designed to be removed for cleaning/servicing and I don't know how to make it more secure. Photo 2 shows the rear clips that hold the top down.

I'd be willing to caulk it down but have no idea what material would be appropriate to handle the heat from the stove.


Thank you for your ideas/suggestions and solutions!
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:33 AM   #2
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I fixed ours, took it off
We have one of these
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:36 AM   #3
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We take the top grate off while driving to stop that rattle and then I put one screw from the burner plate into the oven part.
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Old 07-15-2020, 04:54 AM   #4
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We take the top grate off while driving to stop that rattle and then I put one screw from the burner plate into the oven part.
Look at the OP's post again. He is not talking about the burner cover or the grate. He is talking about the entire top of the stove.
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Old 07-15-2020, 03:15 PM   #5
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Yes, I have removed the top while traveling and it dramatically reduces the noise!
I am hoping for a solution so that I do not have to add "remove stove top" to the departure checklist.

Also, I do have one of the heavy steel stove covers but that also bounced around and, to me, seemed that it would be dangerous if I had to stop short.
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:23 PM   #6
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Yes, I have removed the top while traveling and it dramatically reduces the noise!
I am hoping for a solution so that I do not have to add "remove stove top" to the departure checklist.

Also, I do have one of the heavy steel stove covers but that also bounced around and, to me, seemed that it would be dangerous if I had to stop short.
So this isnít what you are looking for maybe but this is where I put the screw in to hold down or top. Maybe mine is different but for us the part that was knocking was the top with the holes for the burners
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:38 PM   #7
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Why not just use some masking tape to hold it more securely?
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:59 PM   #8
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A simple fix is to put a bath towel under the cover. It will prevent the cover from vibrating during travel. However, remove before cooking
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Good Evening,
I need some suggestions to solve a (hopefully) simple problem that is driving me nuts.

I have what I believe is the standard issue 3 burner stove. (Photo 1).

When traveling over bumpy roads, the top comes loose and then makes a loud clanging every time I hit a bump!

The top is designed to be removed for cleaning/servicing and I don't know how to make it more secure. Photo 2 shows the rear clips that hold the top down.

I'd be willing to caulk it down but have no idea what material would be appropriate to handle the heat from the stove.


Thank you for your ideas/suggestions and solutions!
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Old 07-15-2020, 10:59 PM   #9
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Look at the OP's post again. He is not talking about the burner cover or the grate. He is talking about the entire top of the stove.
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A simple fix is to put a bath towel under the cover. It will prevent the cover from vibrating during travel. However, remove before cooking
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:11 PM   #10
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Good Evening,
I need some suggestions to solve a (hopefully) simple problem that is driving me nuts.

I have what I believe is the standard issue 3 burner stove. (Photo 1).

When traveling over bumpy roads, the top comes loose and then makes a loud clanging every time I hit a bump!

The top is designed to be removed for cleaning/servicing and I don't know how to make it more secure. Photo 2 shows the rear clips that hold the top down.

I'd be willing to caulk it down but have no idea what material would be appropriate to handle the heat from the stove.


Thank you for your ideas/suggestions and solutions!
Put a dish drying pad between the grill and cover for travelling.
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:28 PM   #11
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Wooden Cutting Board solution

Search google. It has rubber grips underneath that hold onto the stove top. It's weight holds the top down. Useful and looks good too.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:23 PM   #12
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Put a dish drying pad between the grill and cover for travelling.
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Search google. It has rubber grips underneath that hold onto the stove top. It's weight holds the top down. Useful and looks good too.
Did you read the thread? See the pictures?
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:04 PM   #13
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We have a fairly heavy wooden cutting board on top of our stove. It stays put with textured shelf liner affixed to the bottom of the cutting board. Maybe the weight of the cutting board will keep it from rattling. Good luck!
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:20 AM   #14
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Smile Easy way out...

I just bought a roll of the thickest no skid stuff from Walmart, cut to size and have heavy skillets travel on top (clean towels/washcloths or more no skid stuff as needed between). My oven racks rattle much worse as do many other things in my 28F Thor 4-Winds. They don't ride quiet like a Cadillac, but do love a sink, frig & freezer & bathroom and the Caddie never had that! Call it choices! At 85 life is good even when wind & rattles make it impossible to listen to the radio. I should have taken out stock in the maker of no skid stuff. Even put it under the cats beds so they don't shift.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:51 AM   #15
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This thread has been pretty hilarious

But for OP, I think this is what you seek. $4.89 and that stove top will rattle no more, heat will not be a concern and if ever need to remove you could to clean the inside.

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Old 07-23-2020, 11:42 AM   #16
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Why not just use some masking tape to hold it more securely?
Bob, cmon! That would be too easy. Youíve got to add a little rocket science!
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:18 PM   #17
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JG, you also mentioned caulking around the cooktop. I just had my home cooktop replaced and they sealed it with silicone caulk. Itís heat resistant.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:29 PM   #18
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Mine rattled also but it turned out to be the front tabs holding the catch pan. It would squeak and drive us crazy. I used electrical tape around the metal tabs. No more squeaking. It almost sounds like a Cadillac now. I think I also did that to those back supports also. The problem on ours was the thin metal to metal contact. On ruff roads the parts would rub against each other. I don't know if that would work for you but it was an inexpensive solution for us. It just took a while to find where the squeak was coming from. Good luck .
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:32 PM   #20
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Looks like we've all come up with our own methods to outsmart RV rattles. My problem with the oven racks is not enough weight to hold 'em down and I'm afraid to put the no skid stuff on the sides in case I'll get in a rush & forget to take out. No worse smell than rubber compound melting when expecting biscuits baking aroma. When it gets cooler outside I plan to have a good look at the oven door, sounds like inside the door also needs tightening up. It has been a help to have a son drive so I can investigate where those noises come from, but they get upset with "old Mom" moving around when rolling. Now be honest, how else can you figure it out???
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