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THERMADOR ECV 36 ELEC. STOVE TOP

THE TEMPERATURE DOES NOT REGULATE PROPERLY ON THE LARGE DUAL UNIT. WHEN KNOB IS SET IN LOW POSITION THE BURNER STILL OPERATES ON HIGH. IS THIS A SENSOR PROBLEM OR IS THE PROBLEM IN THE DUAL RADIANT CONTROL KNOB?

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SOURCE: can fan be lower when operating at full speed

Improper air flow was also my problem. The contractor did a terrible installation job. The duct work was incomplete at the transition piece (he used the under cabinet space as part of the duct) and did not seal the duct to the fan assembly. Both items were not readily visible. Once the duct was correctly installed, the unit works fine. Remember a down draft is never as good as an overhead vent.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Thermador SGCS456R 36' gas cooktop

Take apart the cooktop and it is the potentior on the valve for the simmer burner that is usually the issue.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Thermadore gas stove top - left 2 burners won't light

Either the potentiors or the simmer control.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: LP conversion for Thermador 4 burner range top

I have a Thermadore 6 burner gas cooktop PCG366E purchased January 08. I purchased the LP conversion kit, they only make one kit for all models. The instructions included with the kit were written for an older model and have not been updated by Thermador. The gas regulator is located next to gas inlet pipe. You have to get at it from above. Remove the 2 star burners over that side of the cooktop. You will need a 20mm socket to remove the nut at the center of the star burner. Lift it off and disconnect the wire to the ignitor ( You need to push on the spring lock in order to seperate the the connector terminal). Remove the stainless steel pan and then remove the metal pan underneath ( you will need a Torxs bit for this screw or vise grips). You should now see the regulator. At the top of the regulator is a cap with the letters NG visible. Twist this a 1/4 turn ccw, lift up and turn over to expose the letters LP reinsert. The regulator is now ready. You will need to replace the orifice tips at each burner. Use a 7mm socket with an extension. Put a piece of tape in the socket to hold the orifice in place while you insert it. You also need to adjust the valves. You must pull off the knobs and and remove the trim bezel. If you look through the screw hole on the right you will see a screw head (bypass screw). Insert long skinny flat blade screwdriver through the hole and turn the screw CW all the way (about 1/4 to 1/2 turn in my case). My cooktop had two burners with a low simmer feature, This devise is located in front of the bypass screw. It has a hole in it but does not align well with the head of the bypass screw and makes it difficult to turn the scew. Thats it, I hope this info has been helpful. I have not yet connected the propane therefore have not tested the unit but it should work.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: old Thermador cooktop continues to spark even after turned off

sounds like you have a bad switch. maybe on the large burner.. some of those switches can be replaced without the whole harness.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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