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 Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 05:13 pm
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OK. So I'm work'n on this Thermador "RANGEtop" (as THEY call it), Model#pcs484gg. (Translation... 48", 4/burners, a GRILL AND a GRIDDLE). It's a 1996 model, pretty cool actually, but to the point.....

The GRILL is not lighting, and no gas is coming in. Checked (and even changed out) Ignitor. Still no glow...and no flow.

I NEED a service manual (if one is available) and some guidence from the GURUZZZZZ of this forum.

I'm think'n its the safety valve but dont know how to check it. ANY VOLUNTEER'S????

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link PM'd

 does the Ignitor glow ?



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No. No glow on igniter.

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4everJAZZ wrote:
... changed out) Ignitor. Still no glow...and no flow.

:ooo: didn't have my glasses on ..

measure the resistance of the Gas Valve.

should be about 1 OHM.

 



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I will do that. The owners are gone for the weekend so I have to wait till TUES. for that. Hopefully U will b around to help guide me thru this. I'm still learning and got a Looooonnnnnnggggggg..... way to go. ANY_N ALL assistence is GREATLY appreciated.

Now plz tell me this, Is the safety valve UNPLUGGED as I'm test'n this, or is this power and terminals.
(plz remember.....STILL learn'n.........).
and wut will follow IF it is testing 1 ohm, and wut if NOT???

Again... thx for help'n......

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OHMs measurement is with the power disconnected.

VOLTS measurement is with the power connected.

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2004/12/18/appliance-repair-revelation-making-basic-electrical-measurements/



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ouch!!!!!!
guess I shoulda nown dat!!!

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GOOD MORN'N GOO ROO LAND!!!!!!

IT'S A GREAT DAY TO B ALIVE!!!!!!!

RegUS_PatOff.. This Post is MAINLY for U, but is also for those (like me), who are still Learn'n this appliance biz and can benifit from my experience(s).( or failures.) (whichever posts first!!!)

2-da-point... Your suggestion to test the safety valve was "right-on". I had taken the iniative to 'PRE'- order a safety valve (thru REPAIR CLINIC [of course...]), so I was prepared (just n case), and sure 'nuf... got there; opened that puppy up;; checked the valve.....nothin. But.. to be SSssuurrreee... I also tested chkd the NEW one (from REPAIR CLINIC), and just as you said... 1.6 ohms. Now, I double chkd the original. Again... NOTHIN, so with a BIIIIGGGG smile on my face, I proceeded to change out the safety valve, reconnected the connectin' 'parts n wires' turned on the gas and plugged her in, rubbed my hands together( as if preparin for a magic act or somethin), grabbed that knob turned'er on HIGH, waited....waited...waited....NOTHIN!!!!!! DOG GON'IT.....WUT NOW!!!!!! longer story shorter.... I had to replace the Ignitor TOO. Soooo... it's dun... THANKS TO UUU RegUS_PatOff and the Presence of this forum. MOOOCHOOO GRAW -C-US!!!!! (see, I am learnable......):? and now I know something that I didn't know b4.....and I left out'a there.... with my SHINE!!!!!!!:barbell:

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