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Electric ovens with thermostat knob that get hard to turn

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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.

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  • ikrichard Jan 18, 2009

    The solution to this problem is as posted in the detailed description

  • kbsw923 Jan 19, 2009

    I also started having this problem with a Tappan Gas Range. I'd like to try your lubricating method prior to purchasing a nearly $50 thermostat. Could you explain where to oil (shaft and collar?)? I'll let you know how i make out after I give it a try. Thx for the tip!

  • ikrichard Jan 24, 2009

    After removing the knob in my case there is a sintered brass shaft with a brass collar, both CRC and WD-40 come with an extension tube which can be connected to the nozel of the can. Simply apply a small amount between the shaft and the collar, where they meet. The presure from the can will be sufficient to force enough lubricant down the gap between the shaft and the collar to do the trick.

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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.

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