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A shot in the dark

Minivanman
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A shot in the dark

A shot in the dark, but has anybody here tried replacing the grill thermostat on a Rangmaster 90 cooker?

Ours will not stay alight once the knob is released so I guess that's the problem on what is now a ten year old cooker, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to access it.

Done the usual YouTube/internet search but nothing found so far. Sad

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Anonymous
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Re: A shot in the dark

Is this any use you @Minivanman 

shutter
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Re: A shot in the dark

Looks like a GAS cooker.... ?   in which case it may be the "thermocouple" device that is not functioning correctly.... this is a small probe that sits within the flame area..... i think that it needs the flame heat to keep the gas valve open to maintain the flame on the relevant item... e.g. your grill... or the gas hob(s)

Minivanman
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Re: A shot in the dark

@Anonymous 

Cheers, that might just do it.

Will have a little read through as I watch Wales beat Ireland Wink


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Minivanman
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Re: A shot in the dark

@shutter 

It is a gas cooker, and the thermocouple enters from the right hand side of the grill but at this stage I cannot figure out how/or what panel to take off in order to change it.

Easy when you know how, as with most thing. Roll_eyes 


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Re: A shot in the dark

Sometimes it's just the flame/pilot whatever that's slightly blocked or not quite pointing the right way.

Sometimes a good clean and a wiggle in the pilot hole is all that's needed. And if possible you can always point a gas lighter at the thermo thingummy to check if it works when heated up.

Minivanman
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Re: A shot in the dark

@billnotben 

Good point Wink

The gas lights every time but worth checking the thermo thingummy as you say and apparently, they can also get covered in muck or whatever from all that cooking residue so it might be worth giving it a gentle wipe with some light abrasive. 


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Re: A shot in the dark


@Minivanman wrote:

it might be worth giving it a gentle wipe with some light abrasive. 

 


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