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Dimming temperature and clock light on display window

The light on the display window indicating temperature has become steadily dimmer and is now almost unreadable. Clock lights are also dimming. The oven reaches the desired temperatures, so the thermastat and oven function are OK. We have recently been baking bread at temps of about 550 degrees. Could high heat have affected the lights? Oven instructions do not address replacement of bulbs on the display window.

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  • drharding Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem twice now. I called Thermador directly and they were not very helpful. This is only 3 yrs. old and we had it fixed 6 months ago and now again. I NEVER cook either so it is a defective light somehow...HELP---I can barely see what temp. I am cooking at or the time....

  • gre3 Sep 01, 2008

    I have had the same problem, dim display and temperature. The display has been replaced three times or about every 8 months since the first time. Thermador paid the three times but it is out again and they are not going to warranty it this time even though the last one was put in only 7 months ago. I cannot believe a company like thermador cannot fix this problem. Guess I will try another brand in the future.

  • sillygirl4 Apr 06, 2009

    We replaced the light panel two years ago and it is happening again. Only now they say they are not manufacturing the parts!!!! Thermador seems to think it is OK to stop making parts for items over 4 years old!!! that is insane.



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I found capacitor c3 (68 uf 35 volt) had leaked and dried up, causing the display to fail. I unsoldered and tested c1, c4, c7, and made sure they were good, using a digital multimeter with the ability to test capacitors. C3 also had visible signs of leakage. Works like a charm again, and the display is bright like new!

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Is this straightforward to replace yourself? It isn't obvious to me how to remove the panel cover/touchpad. Does anyone have instructions on this repair?

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I had the same problem, I think it took place when my cleaning person washed it as the motherboard and lcd have very little protection form the top of the oven.. where it would be wiped down

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

We are ordering our 2nd replacement from Thermador for our SC272T oven. You need display part number 492071, approx. $220.

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We had this problem and had it fixed under warrenty with a new mother board before 2 years. But it has happened again now we are at 7 years. (no warrenty this time!) I am hoping to find the part and see if we can replace it ourselves. Will see and get back to you.

Posted on Jan 13, 2007

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Check for the fuse on the panel board.

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