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Thermostat swap

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I have an older Wolf oven (under range) with a bad thermostat. The local service company wanted to charge 280$ just for a thermostat. I found a compatible one on Grainger for 130 bucks. I'm considering doing the swap myself. Diligently googled, didn't find a how-to. How difficult is swapping a thermostat on a Wolf oven? Any tips to share?

Cheers,

Noah
post #2 of 5

If you're mechanically-inclined and have some idea what you're doing, then maybe pursue this.  Otherwise, you'll end up paying $410 for your new working thermostat.

post #3 of 5

A thermostat's job is to shut off the heat to prevent over heating.

 

Imagine what can happen if it is installed incorrectly.

 

dcarch

post #4 of 5

Robertshaw makes most of the thermostats for N. American gas ranges.

 

Are you sure it's the thermostat that's hooped?

 

There is another device on older models with pilot lights  called a thermo-coupler.  This has a bulb that sticks into the pilot light.  When it senses no heat, it shuts off the gas to the whole system.

 

Call a plumber of gas fitter to install the thing.  Service guys are made to sell factory parts,and the factory parts are Robertshaw.

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post #5 of 5

I am inclined to agree with foodpump about the possibility of the problem being the thermo-coupler. I have swapped out a few of those over the years after they went belly up. Pretty easy actually. Never have had to replace a thermostat.

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