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Replacing DCS oven knobs

Hello. I replaced the 5 circuit re-igniter on my DCS range recently and it was as easy as replacing a distributor cap (does anybody remember distributor caps?). Ironically, the issue I'm having is putting the knobs back on. They are press fit and were extremely difficult to remove, especially due to their smooth tapered shape as it was difficult to get a good grip on them for pulling. I thought that using a rubber mallet would be the way to get them back on and the DCS tech guys told me that is how they mount them on the production line. I just wanted to find out if there is anything else to it than that. The valves seem pretty durable and I was going to put a towel in front of the striking area to protect the knob.I've centered the trim rings but the set screws for these rings are as wide as it ID of the knob.
Anyone there have experience with this task?
Thank you.
Mike Amico
Los Angeles,CA

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  • Mike Amico Mar 20, 2008

    Model correction: I don't have a Double Oven. I selected the wrong appliance. Here is a photo link to a DCS stove that is similar to mine
    http://www.dcsappliances.com/indoor/deta...


  • Mike Amico Mar 23, 2008

    The knobs are keyed so they do need to be at 12 o'clock anyway so they read correctly.The knobs are molded plastic but pretty stocky design. The resistance that prevents them from being installed by hand is the set screws for the trim rings which are at 3 and 9 o'clock. The ID is so tight that they are denting the inside circumfrence of the knob when pushing.
    When you say they are cast metal are you referring to knobs from a different model stove or the valves that the knobs go on?

  • Mike Amico Mar 25, 2008

    They are the original factory knobs.
    http://www.dcsappliances.com/indoor/deta...

  • Mike Amico Mar 25, 2008

    I wanted to reply first as it seem there was a bit of confusion due to my incorrectly selecting the double oven as my appliance. I have a DCS 5 burner stove with black plastic knobs. I sent a photo link before to illustrate a similar model w/the same knobs. http://www.dcsappliances.com/indoor/deta...
    It seems like the rubber mallet is the correct tool to use. What did you mean by suggesting vise grips or a jack press? I own both but can't imagine how either would be used to push plastic knobs on?
    Thanks.

  • Mike Amico Mar 28, 2008

    You can't get behind the knobs to use vise grips.

  • Mike Amico Mar 28, 2008

    http://www.dcsappliances.com/indoor/deta...

    Tried the rubber mallet but no luck. Either they are too stiff to turn or they pop off when I hit the next knob. If you look at the photo link above, there is the cover panel that is putting outward tension on the back of the knobs. Plus the valves are spring-loaded in order to turn to ignite. Note the trim rings.They are held on by two screws. I've centered them but these things don't want to let the knobs back on.
    Does anybody there have first hand experience with this DCS application?

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It sounds like the knobs are not staying on the shaft of the control is the issue. Perhaps in removal the original fitting process, or subsequent attempts to refit the knobs, has altered the ID of the knob, rendering it unable to provide enough grab to stay seated to the shaft(as the Amico indicated). New knobs may reseat ok onto the shaft with the asistance of a hammer, but an old knob may not be able to. Since the knobs are keywayed, and rotation isnt an issue, perhaps it is time for a dab of silicone sealant to the shaft just to stop them popping off again... is what I would do :)

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If you wanted to vise grip them back on instead or use a jack press or similiar device, I'm sure you would have no problem getting them back on safely and without damage if you are able to. A towel between the hammer and the knob is good and quick as long as you center the hits, then you should be fine and ready to go in no time

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 25, 2008

    Were you able to get the knobs back on? Do you need any further assistance, please let me know if you do and please don't forget to rate this solution. Thank you and have a good day

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 26, 2008

    Instead of forcing it on quick, I was merely suggesting using those tools if you could get leverage with them so not to damage the knobs by striking the knobs off center. If you want to use the rubber mallet, go ahead, it is logical otherwise, so pound away. It still wouldn't hurt to use a cloth in between, I believe.

    Let me know how it goes and whether you need any more help and please don't forget to rate this solution

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 29, 2008

    are you centering them with the slot when putting them on?



    Have you tried to grease them before putting them on?



    (800) 643-9990 try this number and see what they suggest otherwise

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 05, 2008

    please don't forget to rate this solution, thanks

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The only thing to look at is the position, if the knobs are keyed, line up the keyed section (usually a flattened side) on both the valve and the knob. Then use your rubber mallet, use your towel idea if you want to, and fire away! They are cast metal so no worries to break anything. Good Luck!

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    Dean Joly Mar 25, 2008

    I would release the trim set screws or remove them if needed. Then use your rubber mallet idea. You could try applying some grease to ease them on.

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    Dean Joly Mar 28, 2008

    Can the trim rings be put on after the knobs are put on?



    Maybe you need to take the panel conver off, put the knobs on, then put the panel back on over the knobs, then put the trim rigns on???

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The part youre trying to put backin as a replacement was not the standard part for it?

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