What is an anti-tip bracket?

by Jun 15, 2020Uncategorized

The allusive, some say useless, never-the-less a necessary part of your complete oven installation…why it’s the ANTI-TIP bracket!  This handy piece of metal prevents your oven from tipping over when a child climbs on the open door or a lot of weight is placed on the door like a large turkey.

Though required on all oven installations for about the last 20 years or so, it is rare to find this little device actually installed.  If, at the time of manufacture, this device was required then there will be a sticker or a metal plate riveted to the door which shows a child climbing on the door, or similar, and the oven tipping over.  

The warning label on my Whirlpool oven states, “Tip over hazard. A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.  Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults.”

If you can’t find this device in a drawer, you should be able to remove the bottom drawer and see this metal device screwed to the floor with the foot of the oven slid into it.

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