I was making pancakes this morning and I think some oil from my portable griddle spilled over. Now neither of the two burners on the left side ignite automatically, although they click and I can ignite them using a match. The head on the front left burner has some brown gook burned into it which I have tried unsuccessfully to remover by scrubbing. I tried keeping the burners on for about an hour, hoping to burn away or dry the cause of the problem, but to no avail. Help!
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I can't help you with the manual because you did not provide the make and model number.
Typically, you wash the griddle with soap and water (DO NOT WASH ANY ELECTRICAL CONTROL UNIT!). Rinse and let dry if it has a non-stick coating. If it does not have a non-stick coating (bare metal), towel-dry the griddle, then put some vegetable oil on a paper towel and wipe the entire cooking surface so it is covered with a thin film of oil. Heat it to about 250 °F for about one on-off cycle on the electrical control. It is now "seasoned" and ready for use. If the griddle does not have an electric heater but is designed for use on a range-top burner, set the burner to just below medium heat and heat until water droplets splattered on the griddle boil off quickly.
I am not sure if this is the exact part your looking for due to the model number listed in your post does not have one as a parts replacement. If you have a good model number I can probably find a source for the part.
Mine was located to the left of the top burners. Remove the grates covering the burners, remove the 'spill' pans, lift up the surface that held the spill pans and then on the LHS you should see a plate with your units details.
If it doesnt fit your specs. then i would suggest u find a thermador parts place and begin to buy the parts for the griddle as replacement parts. find a model of the stove set up that you want and make a list of all the parts that go to the griddle attachment.
My guess is that the reason for the flat "No" on the retrofit was that griddles require a thermostat similar to the one on the oven and broilers do not. So if their is no room behind the face plate where the knob would go then you can't put in a griddle. The other issue might be that the burners for the griddle wont line up with the brackets that are holding up all the broiler burners now. The griddle burner looks exactly like the one from the over only smaller so it has to line up strait where a regular front and back burner have to line up offset. maybe since you have the broiler already that should not be an issue? Then the problem is finding the griddle top it self that is going to be spendy. I think the link i gave at the top is your best bet. good luck.
Make certain the burner and burner base are very clean by carefully washing in warm soapy water, using a plastic brush to scrub any residue off the surfaces. Also clean the spark ignition nub in this same way.
I have a Thermador Gas Range PG364GDBS - Oven, 4 burners, and center griddle. All are gas. The four burners and gas oven
work fine. The griddle just stopped working, no spark. Turning on the
griddle control, the gas valve opens(hear it), gas flows (smell it),
but the ignitor will not spark (no loud or faint spark that I can
hear). I got a replacement ignition device (mount at the burner)
thinking it might be the problem, but still no spark. I checked the AC
voltage at the terminal and measured 39 VAC between the terminal and
ground. Not sure if that is the correct voltage. Any insights or advice
would be great.