How to Repair a Thermador Gas Range
There’s much to say about the high-quality, high-performance gas ranges offered by Thermador. These powerful cooking units are fast and efficient as delivering heat right where you need it when you need it most! But when your Thermador Gas Range breaks down or malfunction, it’s easy to see why you might be left between a rock and a cold spot!
So with that in mind, below, we’ve compiled a series of basic troubleshooting steps to help you diagnose and repair your Thermador gas range. Alternatively, if you need any help or simply prefer to leave it to the pros, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a quick and efficient quote on your next appliance repair in your area!
Common Thermador Gas Stove Problems
Although Thermador is one of the best brand names in the business, with the amount of wear and tear that we put our kitchen appliances through, it’s no wonder they need a bit of TLC from time to time. With that being said, while some gas stove problems may require the help of a professional appliance pro, other issues can easily be diagnosed and repaired at home using nothing more than a few basic tools.
Burner Not Lighting
When you try to turn on one of your range burners and nothing happens, you can easily be left disappointed, frustrated, and not to mention; hungry. Fortunately, before you panic, there are a few simple things to check to make sure you can’t easily resolve your problem at home and by yourself.
For starters, one of the most common issues that prevent a burner from igniting properly is a faulty ignitor or ignitor switch. This is the small component that causes the spark, which ignites your range’s burner element.
Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that when you press the ignitor button, you can hear and see a small blue spark coming from the ignitor. Just make sure to keep your hands, face, and body away from the burner itself, just in case it ignites unexpectedly. If there’s no spark, you can almost be certain that your ignitor will need to be replaced.
Food Parts Prevent The Ignitor From Sparking
At the same time, it’s important to make sure that your ignitor is not simply dirty or caked with food particles, which might be preventing it from sparking the gas flow. With the gas turned off, start by visually inspecting the ignitor and remove any visible food particles.
You can try using a bit of rubbing alcohol or any oven-safe cleaner to scrub the part and remove any caked-on debris. But just make sure to be gentle so as not to damage the ignitor’s small parts.
Obstructed Gas Flow
Additionally, food particles, debris, and oil or grease splashes can sometimes clog up and obstruct your range burner’s gas flow. So if you notice that your burner looks dirty, it’s best to remove the steel grate, and to give it a good, gentle cleaning before you think about picking up the phone to call us.
Once again, you can use rubbing alcohol or an oven-safe cleaning product to scrub the burner element gently, and then use a q-tip or small toothpick to make sure not of the gas jets are blocked with any leftover residue.
Oven Door Won’t Close
Aside from having an issue with your burner elements, it’s not uncommon to experience an issue with your oven door. Because these parts move freely, some of them, such as your door hinges, are prone to wearing out over time.
Worn Out Or Obstructed Hinges
If you’re having an issue and can’t close your oven door, the first spot to check is your hinges. In many cases, an object might have fallen into the hinge area, obstructing the door from opening or closing properly. Or, the hinge itself may be worn out and might need to be replaced completely.
To check your door hinges, first make sure that your oven has cooled down sufficiently, and then visually inspect the hinges to ensure nothing is blocking them. If you can’t see anything, try to wiggle to door around to see if it’s loose.
If the hinges are loose, you can try to tighten the screws, holding them to the door and frame of the oven. On the other hand, if you notice the hinges are broken and need replacing, you might need to contact your local appliance parts dealer to find a replacement for your specific make and model.
Lastly, if you’ve recently dropped a heavy object on your oven’s door, or it has been involved in any impact, the door itself may be bent, warped, or damaged, which could be preventing it from closing properly.
While replacing your oven door is a relatively simple job, finding the right replacement part can be a bit easier said than done.