Model #GCV36 THERMADOR Counter Unit, Gas

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Q:

substitution for unavailable gas cooktop valve

A:

That is so great that you've gotten such great use out of that appliance. It only demonstrates the care and effort you've made to accomplish this longevity. Of coarse, parts might be difficult due to such advanced age. I will forward your question to an expert who will investigate the matter further and get back to you. You will hear from them within two business days if not sooner. Until you hear from us, have a nice day.

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Henry -
July 11, 2013
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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when your parts on your unit is not working. As for no longer available parts, it usually means that the unit is over 5-10 years old and the manufacture has stopped manufacturing parts for that specific unit. To get new parts or used parts I would recommend visiting ebay or other sites and typing in the part numbers you get from our site and see if anyone sells the parts. If they do not then the parts are not able to be cleaned I do apologize. The best bet would be purchasing a new unit because this unit is over 10 years old and parts are not available.

 

Thank you for your question. Have a great day.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2013
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Henry, Natasha, I appreciate the help with my question, but, unfortunately, it is still not answered. I am aware of the various places eBay, etc where I might look for the part I need. It is not available anywhere. MY QUESTION IS A QUESTION FOR A COOKTOP REPAIR EXPERT: What similar part can be substituted for the nonexistent one, and how can identify a service person competent to do the substitution so the valves will work and not leak ? The alternative of replacing the cooktop appliance will be very costly since it has an integrated down vent -- the cost of a new cooktop, new down vent and cabinet and counter top modifications will probably exceed $5,000. That is instead of fixing 4 valves. More help would be appreciated. Neal

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nscribner -
July 12, 2013
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I do apologize what I was trying to explain that there is no other part that can be similar to the ones you have or subsituted. All parts are model number specific and since it is 27 years old there are not any newer models with the same part. I am a Repair and Parts Expert. You may be able to contact Thermador themselves to see if they can locate a part, but once a unit is over 5-10 years there are no part available. I do apologize.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2013
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Natasha, Thanks for the quick reply. Could you be more specific about why there would be no substitute cooktop burner control valves? I understand the the part manufactured for the model was specific to that model number, and unless there is an "official" cross reference, one cannot find a replacement "by the book". On the other hand, I see hundreds of similar looking control valves online. Why is it that there are no generic replacements or substitution guidelines ? Were such valves always manufactured to fit the mechanical idiosyncrasies of the cooktop ? Seems like an inefficient design. I am just trying to see what might work. Thanks again, Neal

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nscribner -
July 12, 2013
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PS -- Thermador was the first place I contacted. They stock no old parts at all.

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nscribner -
July 12, 2013
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Okay we get all our parts from Thermador so if they do not stock any old parts we cannot recommend changing the parts with different ones. We do not have a cross reference for substituted parts or pasrts that iwll go with certain parts that are no longer available. With Thermador they may be able to cross reference another model that may have the same parts. Sears sells the parts, but they are right from the manufacture. The information that we receive comes right from the manufacture. Yes all parts are made to fit the exact model and type of unit. If we search for a different type it is likely that the part will not fit and once you install the part you cannot return.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2013
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