Thermador RDFS30QW Gas Stove Igniters
Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:35 AM
Thermador range, model described above about 10 - 11 years old. 2 burners are xtra low, 2 are standard. LF xtra low would not ignite, followed Thermador service book, traced it to igniter brain after checking all the book said and then some. Got a new one, put it in and voila, burner works fine, lights everytime. Great, right? Well if you use 1 of either the LR or RF the igniter clicks continuously, just like it did after I troubleshot it orginally. The key here is it did not do this until I troubleshot the darn thing. Reading all I could here, suggests a ground issue or dirty igniters. Everything looks good (at least to me), but the clicking continues if using one of the mentioned burners. Otherwise new brain has solved all ignition issues. Could the new brain be faulty, probably not is my thought. Need ideas. Naturally no service that's anygood for this unit.
Thanks for any help,
Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:22 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:11 AM
Thanks for your help,
Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:39 AM
Do you have the (2) grounding screws (tight) and the one connector screw installed ?
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:18 AM
If this is possible, I'm sure it would cause the problem your having, since all click at the same time when any burner is turned on it lights ok, but doesn't sense a flame because the ignitor that is looking for flame is on the burner that isn't lite, (unless of course you light both burners).
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 02:45 AM
Have I crossed the 2 wires, hmmm???, anything is possible, I can switch and see what happens. I thought that the wires basically only reached to their respective burners, but I will check as I have nothing to lose, everything to gain.
Thanks for you help,
Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:17 AM
You got it! I had the 2 wires crossed, even though I had checked that earlier on the schematic. Not sure why I didn't see it. Anyhow, the old Thermador now works like a charm. No more bleeping clicking.
This Thermador's a nice unit, best oven I've ever used, and the xtra low burners are nice; however, as we all know here, it's no more reliable than any other brand. Overall, mine hasn't been bad and thankfully I got a Thermador guy out at their place in Calif to send me a service manual some years back.
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