Thermador Cooktop Repair and Troubleshooting for Beginners

Looking for help with your Thermador cooktop repair?

You’re not alone. Thermador’s signature gas cooktops and stove tops are beautiful, functional, and efficient; with craftsmanship like this at stake, it can be intimidating to try tackling repairs on your own. Unless you have special training, the idea of poking and prodding at the 30-inch, 5-burner gas cooktop won’t be very appealing – you paid good money for this cooktop, and the last thing you need is to void the warranty or damage internal parts with a sloppy attempt at a repair.

Don’t worry – our Thermador cooktop repair experts can help! We’ve assembled some troubleshooting tips below, and also hooked readers up with a free consultation and coupon for first time customers. Read on to learn more!

Safety First!

Before you get to work on your repairs, take the proper precautions to keep yourself safe. Close the gas supply before you begin your Thermador cooktop repair attempt.

If your oven stops working:

First, check the power source connecting to your stove. If your Thermador relies on gas, make sure that your tank is full, and that the connectors are unobstructed.

If your burner won’t start:

First, find out exactly which burners are giving you trouble. Sometimes it’s just one, other times the entire cooktop is giving you problems. If the problem is isolated to a single burner, try disconnecting it and replacing it. When repairing a gas range Thermador, make sure that the pilot or igniter is in working order.

If your temperature settings are malfunctioning:

It’s likely that your heating element is broken. Test this by turning the oven on and moving your hand near it. If you feel consistent heat, the element is fine – otherwise, it may need to be replaced. Your problem might also be related to a broken thermostat. Pull out the oven knobs and remove the panel behind them, checking to make sure all wiring is connected and undamaged.

If your oven is sparking:

Sparks are a scary sight in the kitchen. If you see sparks emanating from your oven, shut off the power as soon as possible. Next, locate the source of the sparking. Often sparks are caused by food or trash lodged in the oven or stove burner. If you cannot find any obvious cause for the sparking, contact our Thermador cooktop repair professionals as soon as possible. Do not attempt to cook with this oven. Call (619) 928-5000 and ask about the first-time customer coupon.

Preventative tips to minimize problems:

If you want to avoid problems in the future, consider the following maintenance procedures:

  • Take your burner apart regularly and wipe them down with a damp, soapy rag. This prevents food buildup that causes smoke and sparks.
  • Clean the inside of your oven regularly. This also provides an opportunity to inspect the inside elements so that any early signs of wear can be identified.
  • Clean the area around the lighter. Ensure it’s free of all debris.

Though there are some home repairs that are within reach of anyone, Thermador cooktop repair is generally a job for professionals. Visit to learn about our warrantied, same-day service, and find out how you can book a free consultation with our experts.

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