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RUSTED GUTS: The interior metal on our Thermador grill is completely rusted out/ corroded. Thermador informed me that they no longer make or service the grills. The exterior is in excellent condition and it still functions. However the rusted metal drip panels have fallen onto the drip tray. It seems a shame to have to replace the entire grill, but how do we fix this?

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  • rmstarbuy Oct 05, 2010

    Yes, that would be an obvious answer. But, first I don't know a metal workshop. Two, how do I get them my grill. Three, how important are those drip panels anyway? Finally, I am completely annoyed that Thermador will not back up their product. This is supposed to be a premier grill- albeit 5 years old. There was even a note in the product literature alluding to a problem with rusted parts.

  • rmstarbuy Oct 05, 2010

    The peices in question are rivetted to the inside of the grill on tabs. Some tabs ate still attached others have rusted out. Removing the panels is a problem, as is reattaching them.

  • rmstarbuy Oct 06, 2010

    Thanks for your help. Bringing the whole grill to a fabrication shop seems like the only answer...
    just not very convenient. :(
    Plus, I can't imagine they are going to want to work on the thing while it is covered in grill grease.

    I appreciate your assistance.


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Your best bet is to take the pans and metal pieces in question to a local metal fabrication shop and have them make some for you. It will be quite inexpensive to have them made, they are very simple for a metal fab. shop to whip up.
This is definitely what I would personally do, Tim

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    Tim Grayson Oct 05, 2010

    Oh wow, well the drip pans are not very important, you can just put any kind of catch pan underneath there. Sorry my answer is "obvious" but there is not really much else you can do. If the metal is riveted in then you would need to bring the whole grill to a fabrication shop. What is your zip code and I can locate one for you.


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    Tim Grayson Oct 06, 2010

    My pleasure, you'd be surprised, usually they don't care too much about dirt and grease, and will have ways to just burn it off. If possible please come back to the question here and click the Accept
    This Solution button, otherwise I don't get credit for the help

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We agree with you we would do the same as you. However you need a metal workshop so they can just cut out the rusting sheet metals and replace them with stainless steel ones or at least galvanized and secure them with rivers bolds. With these you will enjoy the grill for many year more so we strongly suggest not afraid to invest for this jop. Just consider how much it cost these grill now.

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