Question about Thermador PRG486GDUS Gas Kitchen Range
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Check the Temperature
•Gas ovens can have several different types of temperature issues, but they usually all lead back to the same sources. However, it's good to know exactly how severe the malfunction is. Before assessing gas oven temperature issues, it's important to first check the oven temperature to find out exactly how far off it is, or if it's even heating at all. Place a hanging oven thermometer in the center of the oven grate and set the oven to a temperature. Wait for the oven to preheat, then consult the thermometer and record the difference between the desired temperature and the actual temperature in the oven.
The Heat Source
•If the oven isn't heating at all, or is heating very little, the problem is most likely in the heat source. If the oven is old, it probably has a pilot light located in the back of the heating compartment. Check if the pilot light is burning. If it isn't, allow the oven to stand open for at least 30 minutes to clear out any gas that may have been trapped in there, then relight the pilot light according to the oven instructions.
If the oven is a newer variety, the gas is probably ignited by an electric ignitor that produces sparks when the oven is switched on. If the electric ignitor is the culprit, it will need to be replaced. Because the oven is powered by flammable gas this isn't an easy or safe job, so it's best to hire a professional for this service.
•The thermostat is the part of the oven that tells it when to stop heating. If the oven grows hotter than it is supposed to, the problem lies with this part. The thermostat may not be broken; thermostats need to be adjusted occasionally, to ensure they operate properly. This is also a job best left to an expert. On top of the added danger of working with a gas appliance, if attempting repairs yourself, you could inadvertently break a thermostat that simply needs an adjustment. Replacing a thermostat can be a costly endeavor and is best avoided whenever possible. If you suspect that the problem is the thermostat, call your gas company. Some gas companies offer thermostat adjustment and replacement service.
your ignitor could be going out. the ignitor has to get hot enough in order for the gas to turn on and heat your oven. if your ignitor is going out, sometimes it doesn't glow hot enough for the gas to turn on, or it could be that is takes longer than normal to get hot enough to turn the gas on. I would replace the ignitor and that should solve the problem.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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