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Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« on: January 25, 2014, 11:43:42 AM »
Hello
While cleaning under the knobs on my Thermador glass cooktop I managed to initiate a small gas leak.  Gas company came out within the hour.  The gas leak was no longer noticeable but their testing machine identified a small leak.  The gas company service man informed me that he needed to turn off my gas to the appliance.  They said that due to age etc that most likely there was a small leak for some time and that it was unrelated to my cleaning.
I have a Thermador authorized service company to come out next week.  My  question is what are the best case and worst case repair scenarios that I should anticipate?
The gas company service man kept saying we should consider if cost of repair is worth it or perhaps buy a new cooktop.  I did not want to hear that. It sounds to me like the gas leak was minor and due to the valve not closing fully (or something similar to that description).  I would like to believe that repairing the valves should not be that big of a deal.  Any feedback? The cooktop is 18 years old and in good condition/worked fine prior to me attempting to clean out baked debris under the knobs.) Thanks

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Re: Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 12:15:24 PM »
I would think that replacing the valve should cost less than $250. The valve may be able to be regreased and save you the cost of the part.  It's up to you to determine if it's worth it.  If it's built in, there would an extra cost of installation if you buy new. Post your model number and I'll look up the valve.

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Re: Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 12:45:52 PM »
The model number of my Thermador cooktop is
GGSCV365.  Purchased 1995
It is a fiver burner unit with 5 burner knobs.
Black glass top and it is set into a kitchen cabinet. 
Kitchen cabinet drawers can be taken out to provide access under the drop in unit.
There is a Best stainless decorative vent hood over the unit.

Thank you for your speedy reply!

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Re: Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 02:32:27 PM »
Did you fix it or replace it with a new cooktop?
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: Fixed. Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 03:26:46 PM »
The item is working.  Repairman came out and tested and found no indication of a gas leak.  So he reconnected the gas and voila, life goes on.  Item works.  No clue what the "plume" of gas was that I saw.  I think I cleaned too vigorously and maybe got some moisture in areas that should not get wet. 


Thanks for the follow up!  BTF

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Re: Cost Implications of fixing Thermador cooktop gas/valves
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 05:06:01 PM »
Sounds good, thanks for the update.
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