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The left front gas burner on my thermador rdf30 is not working. It has no gas flow. The ignitor works fine. The valve feels normal.

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    How do I open the top to get to the solenoid?

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    How do I open up the top of my range to check the solenoid?

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The valve might feel normal, but chances are that it's not working, and supplying gas to the burner. I would suspect that component above all else, and look into getting a replacement part. I'm not an appliance technician, per se, but it's either what's controlling the valve or the valve itself, unless, somehow, the line got clogged up. Here is a site that has diagrams of your oven, and might be of help to you:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=233307&diagram_id=194168#d194168 Here is a blog about a Thermador that had the same problem, and it turned out to be the valve: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/45460-thermador-range-grill-gas-valve-needed.html This blog is useful, since it explains how to check relavent components. Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps!

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Remove the burner fron the top and use a good air jet to clean , use a good kerosene/diesel to clean the valve, the valve jets which can be definitely clogged. Since the gas is working on the other burners then it is for sure that the gas is blocked either in the valve secction, the jets, or the pipe is clogged.
Use a flexible wire bowden to clean , clean the jet and make sure the burner tops are fitting without a gap, if so use emery paper or file to clean rust or food dirt.
I am sure the burner will work after this service.
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Hello,
you can fixed this yourself,all you have to do is to follow the instructions below,
Check the solenoid valve for community, As the solenoid valves are a common point of failure, if that is okay check voltage, the valves use 110VDC to open , with only 60VDC change the simmer control, this comes in a kit with two potentiometer, this is located behind the sparks module under the top far right in the back.
With the parts mention replace all burner will work great.
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