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Thermador stove? Help

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rj
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Joined: Sep 16 2004

I'm trying to find a replacement heating element for my Eichler stove. The previous owner burned something plastic on one of the burners and it needs to be replaced. I don't know the make or model of this stove and I believe it was an original equipment to the house (1 owner). How can I find out more about the stove, any experts out there?

Thanks for your help.

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

Are you talking about the coil or the box that the coil fits into? Either way, I had one of the burners go down, and the repairman had all of the supplies already in his van. This leads me to think that everything on these stoves is pretty standard. sorry can't offer more help

rj
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Cindy, thank you for the response. The problem part is the coil. What kind of repairman did you contact to fix your stove? Was it from a specialty store or a basic stove repair company? I looked at Home Depot for the replacement coils but wasn't sure if the generic part would fit.

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Joined: Apr 2 2003

If it's any help, all the original Eichler stovetops (and ovens) I've seen were manufactured by Thermador.

If Cindy's repair guy can't help you, you might contact the Thermador authorized dealer for the Bay area (South Bay area?):

Appliance Experts
408-294-2698
San Jose

Good luck.
Jake

eichfan at rawbw dot com

rj
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Jake,

Thanks for the lead. I'll be contacting them shortly.

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Joined: Oct 10 2003

We had a couple of burners serviced by the repairman associated with our home warranty. He ended up replacing the receptacles rather than the burners. His advice was to minimize the number of times you take the coil of out its receptacle (for cleaning etc) as this causes these parts to wear out quickly. The parts he had seemed to be fairly generic -like in Cindy's case he had the stuff at hand, it didnt come from a box labelled Thermador.

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

rj: look in the yellow pages of your phone book under appliance repair. look for someone who's been in business for 20-30-40 years and knows how to get parts.

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Joined: Mar 22 2003

You might also try posting over at the appliance forum at http://www.thathomesite.com

NOT Eichler specific, but an extremely active site, with quite a few lurkers that are in the biz and may be able to help you.

Cathye

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