Was told 2 burners had no ignition or gas and 2 others had gas but wouldn't ignite
Charles W. • Granger, IN • December 16, 2014
My Repair & Advice
Bought a Thermador PRSE48" dual fuel range from Craigslist really cheap because it didn't work. Did a little research and decided to overhaul most of the top (gas) end. For what I paid for it it was worth it and I'd have a good stove with new components. Replaced the griddle thermostat, ignition micro switches, ignition re-igniter box, installed fixing kit with 2 new potentiometers, both solenoids, and gas regulator. Had to replace 2 gas lines, all 4 jets, and one brass nut that were corroded or damaged in removal. Replaced all igniters and clips and main oven door seal. Kept the wiring harness.
The only issue was the directions for re-igniter are WRONG. Don't connect wires to the same "number" as directions say, instead connect them in the same "position" as the old one. I connected them to the number as directions say for 4-burner but the ignition won't stop after lighting - it just keeps ticking away. Pulled it apart and put them to the same position (it says to do for a 6-burner) and then it worked correctly. Spent about 2 months cleaning it - it was filthy inside and out. Now it looks great and everything works perfectly. A like-new 48" Thermador for the cost of parts. 90% of the time spent was cleaning. I'm just a DIYer and have never owned a stove like this or overhauled a stove before and it wasn't a bad project.