How to Replace the Rope in your Stove

Help with replacing your rope

We have a range of soft and firm black knitted fibre glass rope seals, in diameters from 3mm to16mm. So it depends on your make of stove, which rope you will need. Below is a guide to help you choose which one you need to buy.

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When to replace

We recommend that you should check your stove at least once in a while. The rope may look loose or worn or your door isn't sealing properly. You can check the seal of the door by holding a piece of paper between the stove and door and pulling it to see if it moves. Check for any tar deposits forming quickly on your stove glass, then it is time to replace it.

What size and how much?

Check with your manufacturer for the correct measurement you need for your stove rope. 
Your door rope seal will most likely sit in a groove in the metal of the door - if it does then measuring the width and depth of this groove tells you the thickness of rope you will need. For example, if you measure 12mm wide and 10mm deep then order 12mm rope.

Be aware not to oversize the rope, as this may lead to the door not closing sufficiently.

Measure round the frame of your door and don't forget to measure round the glass too. On average it would be about 3 metres.

Soft or Firm Rope

It depends on the manufacturer of your stove whether you need soft or hard stove rope.

Your stove manufacturer will be able to tell you, or it might be specified in your user manual. 

The stove rope seals supplied by us is manufactured from a soft or firm weave fibre glass, which is heat resistant up to 1200°

To test it yourself, remove some of the rope and press it. If it flattens by at least half, then the chances are it will be soft rope, whereas firm rope is harder and more difficult to flatten.

You will need stove adhesive to seal the rope around the door of your stove

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How to replace Stove Rope?

Wait until the stove is fully cooled.

If possible, remove the door/s from the appliance and lay them flat, making sure you protect the surface your working on. 

With gloves, remove the old rope seal, removing any old adhesive and debris. Area to be bonded should be free from grease and oil. You can use a stiff wire brush, but take care not to damage the door or the glass. 

Run a continuous bead of adhesive in the groove of the door where the rope will be placed.

Bind one end of the rope using binding tape that you can buy from our products page by clicking here. Starting with the bound end, choose your start point and work the rope slowly around the door, gently pressing the rope into the door. DO NOT stretch the rope.

When you get close to the endpoint, it’s time to bind the other end.

Find where the rope will end and cut through, then wrap the end with sealing tape. You can then press the final section into place.

Go around once more, gently pressing the rope against the door.

Leave to set. Drying time will depend on your chosen adhesive, so make sure you follow the instructions. Our Sis Procare adhesive sets at room temperature between 12-24 hrs depending on the thickness and conditions.

Put the door back onto the stove and your ready to go.