Thermostat swap

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by nbolmer, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. nbolmer

    nbolmer

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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
     
  2. chefdave11

    chefdave11 Banned

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    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.
     
  3. dcarch

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

    Imagine what can happen if it is installed incorrectly.

    dcarch
     
  4. foodpump

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    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.
     
  5. cheflayne

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    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.