Question about Kitchen Ranges
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I have had a number of Chef (now Electrolux) stoves where
over time the thermostat get hard to turn. If left it eventually causes the
knob to break due to the excessive pressure.
Initially I purchased new knobs though these failed not long afterwards. For the first oven I glued the knob on though again this eventually failed due to the stiffness. I also broke the sintered brass shaft trying to enlarge the split in the shaft. I even purchased a new thermostat.
As a last ditched effort prior to replacing the thermostat I decided that it could be the shaft binding on the inner collar. If this was the case then simply lubricating the shaft to the collar should work. I removed the knob and using WD-40 with the extension tube sprayed a small amount between the shaft and the collar. This within one or two turns had completely corrected the stiffness. Use of CRC 2-26 would most likely also corrected the problem.
I have since this time corrected another 10 ovens with the same type of fault.
If this corrects you problem mail me as I am interested in how many types of ovens have the same problem.
The solution is actualy contained in the description. Using CRC or WD-40 it is possible to lubricate it brass singered shaft which is where the actual binding occurs.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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