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