- Thermador Double
oven purchased in 2007 (ME302ES/01). The cooling fan caused an
error code E118. Thermador has no one in my area to fix it. They
will not give me the information to correctly diagnose the issue.
I paid a lot of money for this bucket and the Thermador National
Parts Center marks up the price of the part to above retail.
When confronted the sales person said, "** you," and
hung up. I think I'll yank it out and you fill in the blank with
your colorful mete-fore. I ordered a cooling fan from Bosh for
$116.00 and will change it out once. I'm thinking about a class
action law suit if nothing is done.
- I purchased
more than $20,000 worth of Thermador appliances in 2007 for a
whole kitchen remodel. Fortunately, I also purchased an extended
warranty as well. The Thermador oven was installed in June 2007.
The first problem within the first week was when the ignitor
for large oven was not working properly, and nearly made the
oven explode. Since that time, I have had over 10 service calls
for the same problem. The large and small ovens are not working,
and the x-lo burners are not working, or not cycling off and
on as well. I have had ignitors replaced, and control boards
replaced, numerous times (ignitor gap adjustments, etc.), all
to no avail. It works for two or three months, then stops working
Anselmo - We have
a Duel Fuel Thermador range. We bought it about 4 years ago.
But due to construction, we have only been using it for a little
over three years. At a minimum, we have replaced two circuit
boards, two fan motors in the hood and most recently the boiler
coil has caught on fire and appears to have partially melted.
My three-year old was standing next to the oven. If I had not
been in the kitchen to turn it off and pulled her away, it could
have been a disaster. I have called and asked for this unit to
be removed from my home.
Novato - I purchased a complete set of
Thermador appliances, Thermador double oven, microwave oven,
dishwasher and Thermador refrigerator three years ago for my
kitchen remodel. Every appliance has stopped working at least
once. This Thanksgiving 2011, while cooking dinner for 25 family
members, the ovens went out again. The oven and refrigerator
has quit three times. They were repaired once under warranty
and I have paid over 1600.00 for the other repairs. This stuff
is junk. The service hotline was unhelpful and kept giving me
service companies that would not work on their product anymore.
I will never recommend or purchase anything from this manufacturer
Kentfield - I bought a Thermador double
convection 5 years ago. In that time, we have had numerous f-24
codes and exploded heating elements (2 fans replaced and 2 complete
boards). And now after another $500 in repairs, we have a code
64, and all Thermador has to say is "It's out of warranty."
Warning to all: Do not buy anything from Thermador.
- It's the night
before Thanksgiving 2011 and my Thermador oven has decided once
again not to work. I cannot read an error code for it because
that has not worked in over a year. When I tried to have that
fixed, the technician said Thermador no longer makes that part.
This Oven is 15 years old. The oven my mother used when I was
growing up is still working and she has been dead for more than
15 years. Thermador has a racket going.
Tiburon - We purchased the extended warranty
for our Thermador range. The oven has stopped working on three
separate occasions in the last 10 months. My contract clearly
states that they will replace the item if it fails three times
within a 12-month period (Lemon Policy). They are refusing to
replace and are going to attempt to repair it again. The first
time it went out (December), it was done for 6 weeks. Then, it
went out again in March. And now it stopped working again 2 weeks
after buying our Thermador double wall oven, the top unit stopped
working. We insisted on replacement rather than repair. A year
later, again the top unit stopped working. It would not hold
the temperature. Eventually we replaced the motherboard--very
costly. Within a year, BOTH units stopped working. Sometimes
a unit will heat but not hold the heat. Sometimes it will not
heat at all.
I too have had
a most unsatisfactory experience with my double wall ovens from
Thermador. I am now on my 4th replacement heating coil. The electronic
control panel went out in year 2 and Thermador advised me that
I would have to replace the entire electronic motherboard. The
temperature does not stay on consistently throughout the baking
process. Their customer service is non-existent. I am so disappointed
in the lack of quality in this expensive product. I will never
buy another Thermador product and I want to warn anyone out there
to stay away. I would rate my experience as no or negative stars.
Anselmo - I have
had a Thermador dual fuel range for nine years. I have put two
panels, replaced the igniters two times, and I am lighting them
with a lighter once again. I've replaced the door lock for the
clean cycle, the bottom element once, and now it is bad again.
When is enough? I have to give up investing in this horrible
appliance. Thermador does nothing to help.
Lucas Valley - We purchased a Thermador microwave
in 2009. 2 years later, the coating under the glass plate inside
the microwave started chipping and peeling, then it started to
rust. I called Thermador to inquire about the warranty for this
matter. They sent me an email with an option to purchase touch
up paint for the problem. But they would not replace the microwave.
I had a Panasonic microwave that I had for 10 years and it never
peeled or rusted. I finally got rid of it when the motor went
out on the rotating plate. This is ridiculous that company, as
large and respected as this, would not honor its product for
the brand new Thermador wine cooler did not work. A Thermador
service technician was called out and informed the owner that
the unit had a leak and he was advising that it needed to be
replaced. Thermador will now not replace and are asking that
we deal with a third party servicer directly. This unit cost
over $4,000. This neither pays for machine quality nor customer
Madera - Thermador
Dual Supply Range - PD484GGEBS-4 burner. Our Thermador Oven stopped
working (oven) due to what they called "a control board"
short issue. Thermador has no record for this issue and we were
routed to a local repair (Gourmet Appliances). This was after
4 years of use. The control board materials to replace it was
about $800 and installation just over $1000. Now after 5 years
after a normal "cleaning mode", the oven switched to
automatically release the door after cleaning and was stuck.
We are really concerned over the quality of this product; a "professional"
series product. I have saved the original control board if you
wish to pursue. I also urge action against Thermador for their
quality problems and lack of quality service.
Ross -I bought Thermador Single Wall
Oven Model C301ZS on 3/30/09, for $2650.00 and have had constant
problems. Serviced three times during appliance warranty period,
each time waiting 2 weeks to 1 month for a repair person. I then
took an extended warranty from GE Service Protection Plus. Three
more service calls necessary. GE sent repair people not familiar
with Thermador, so each call required 2 or more visits until
someone knew how to repair it.
I am the original
owner of both a Thermador ExtraLow CGSCV 365 cooktop with matching
Cook 'n' Vent draft and double convection oven. Both units have
been problems from the beginning. The cooktop was never designed
to be serviced and Thermador failed to ever make spare parts
for the oven. Thermador is nothing more than slick marketing
hype. The products are not meant to be used or maintained. If
you want to cook or ever sell your house, find another brand
to purchase and install.
Mill Valley - Our 9-month-old Thermador T36
Refrigerator stopped making ice--the water filter had expired.
Now I have a choice of buying filters from Thermador for the
rest of my life or bypassing the filter by buying a substitute
filter--for $45 (plus shipping and handling, of course)!
- While in the
self cleaning mode, my three year old Thermador Pro Grande 36
inch all gas range caught fire, causing the wood floor, wall
and cabients to go up in flames, causing substantial damage to
my entire home. Our insurance fire investigator scheduled an
appointment for Thermador to come to the house and see the oven
and damage and they did not show up. The range is now in the
investigator's evidence room, along with some of the burnt cabinets.
My family is now living in our home for over six weeks without
a kitchen and without the use of about a third of our home as
we wait for Thermador to respond to this incident. This range
is a potential fire hazard that has the ability to not only burn
the house down, but to cause substantial physical injury and
or death to the consumer.
I purchased a
Thermador 30" Gas Range for $4,700 in 2005. Since my original
purchase, I have had the authorized service provider on site
6 times to address multiple failures under and out of warranty.
The latest issue has made the oven and both broilers non-functional.
My local authorized service provider estimated the repair to
cost $1,000. I contacted Thermador Customer Service and they
denied helping. When I asked what the next step would be, they
told me to write to the Customer Liaison. I sent the letter to
the Liaison and they responded stating that they would not help.
- We purchased
a Thermador gas oven / 4 burner range in 2007 for $4,000. It
has been a virtual nightmare to use. We have poured thousands
of dollars into this piece of junk and it still does not work
properly. The service people at Service One told us that Thermador
is a very strange company and does not discuss product issues
with anyone and that problems are intrinsic with their products.
We have replaced every part of the internal workings of this
stove, incurred over $2,000 in repairs and it still does not
work properly. We tried calling Thermador's headquarters and
spoke with arrogant, rude people who would hang up the phone
on us. We implore you to file action against this company. Your
website is rife with a plethora of complaints about their stoves.
Please help us.
- I am fed up
in Somerset! My professional Thermador stove oven is a junk!
The burner ignition works when it wants and doesn't shut off
when it does. I have replaced all four burner valves at least
once. The sheet metal oven box is rusting out and the screws,
which hold the parts together, no longer fit their holes. We
paid big bucks for this unit five years ago expecting the stove
to last. But it needs to be replaced and it won't be with another
- Have had oven
problem with thermador gas range prg3666eh/07: the top gas burners
all work but the oven does not start. Our range is only 18 months
old. Bought from Abt Chicago in April 2009. Not good for a range
that costs $5K! The thermador service person was not helpful:
focused on our range being out of warranty, mentioned that the
gas pressure may be too low and would not troubleshoot the problem
over the phone. The range worked for 18 months! Give me a break!
When turning the main knob (bake / convection bake/off/light/broil)
the blue lights (preheating/heating) turn on and off with sometimes
a clicking sound; Or sometimes everything is silent. Sometimes
these blue lights turn on their own when not using the range.
I am not impressed by Thermador. Wished I had bought a Viking.
Fairfax- I own a Thermador Professional
Series duel fuel six burner, with grill and dual oven. I have
had to replace the elements in both oven one, which went out
on Thanksgiving Day with the turkey inside. I ordered the part,
like they told me I needed, and received the wrong part, sent
it back, and paid a restocking fee. Now, two burners will not
light. When the burner shut itself off, it has not came back
on again. I moved the pan, only to have the second burner do
the same thing. I paid over $8,000 for the range. You would think
it would last longer than a few years before it would fall apart.
It is only about 5-6 years old. This range is draining me.
- I purchased
an entire Thermador kitchen, oven / microwave unit, stove with
griddle and grill along with a stove top range w (Thermador cooktop).
These three items were more than $11,000. In less than two years,
we started having problems. Two mother boards, the oven was repaired
twice, the microwave twice, the range hood three times and the
griddle once. The oven has had parts prepaid and ordered for
a year in November. Everything I purchased can no longer be fixed.
Techs do not even want to work on them. Thermador is a big rip
off. I would never purchase from them. Thermador could not or
would not help me. Beware of this company!!
- I bought a six-burner
(gas) Thermador stove in 2008, not sure of the model number.
About six months ago, I started having problems with the broiler
going on then the oven would either not heat up or shut down.
Now, the oven does not heat at all and the broiler does not work.
Had a service guy out who says it will be a nightmare to fix
and does not want to touch it with a 10-foot pole. After reading
these postings, not sure if I want to bother throwing good money
after bad or just purchase a new stove. Believe me it will not
be a Thermador.
- What a nightmare!
I too bought my Thermador oven in 2009. I have a Thermador gas
cook top and under-the-counter oven. If I walk within 6 inches
of the mother board screen, the over goes on. The screen starts
to blink. Needless to say, I have to turn the oven off and reset
it each time! The repairman thinks I'm crazy! There have been
many repairs due to F3 coming up on the board. It has been corrected.
The stove top self ignition has had to be replaced and fixed
twice. Should I go on? I'd like to throw both appliances out
but I can't afford it right now. It restricts my walking in front
of the stove!
Novato - My Thermador range model RDDS30VQB
has many problems with oven temperature, burners not lighting,
internal fuse burning out, oven temperature display dim. Parts
are no longer being made for it. It is 8 years old and a built-in
unit. Its vent is custom cut into the house, through the floor
and out of the building. It is not a small task to replace it.
It's time to boycott Thermador. The dish washer has a similar
history. Junk, junk, junk. Dollar value lost is $3500.00, not
to mention time
- We purchased
this Thermador stove because we love to cook $3000. its been
a disaster had it repaired 3 times. The last repair guy said
the reason we are having problems with it is because we cook
a lot. He said this looks industrial but its not. if you wanted
a stove for cooking you should of bought a Maytag. What $3000
and not designed to cook a lot. We are currently using ONE burner.
DO NOT BUY THIS STOVE IF YOU LOVE TO COOK.
- Thermostat broke
for dual-fuel range- I can't find it anywhere. Loved the range,
but can't afford to replace it and don't want to just rip it
out. What the hey?
- Thermador electric
wall oven, Model CT 127N3, 1995, temp. setting device failed
to operate cleanly: on setting temp, using rotary dial, temp
on readout could be reached but not fixed; always sprang back
to zero. Serviceman told us unit could only be repaired at $400.
plus. I refused. The control box for this unit, the size of a
pair of cigarette packs, has rotary units that can be cleaned
with a mild degreaser. I did, and saved that money. It has just
begun to be unfriendly again, some 5 years since cleaning.
- Thermador Gas
Cook Top, GGN 30: we warped the large burner base, needed a replacement.
This part still available as of 4/14/10. But we discover that
small burner base is "permanently discontinued". If
one of these should be damaged, Thermador will not see us buy
one of their products. #1 Oven: no use for three days until owner
learned how to clean tempcontrol. On next cleaning, 5 hours of
my time, or oven replacement at $whatever. #2 Burner base: projected
loss of otherwise perfectly good, high end cook top ast some
- Thermador PD486GDBS
Duel fuel range. Needs regular repairs. Motherboard replaced
last year. First small oven started to spark and start a fire.
Now the large oven has done the same. Sparks and fire.
- Just read a
number of comments / complaint about THERMADOR after seeing the
same complaint let me also add that my Thermador PD364GL stove
has the same problem of the igniter on the burners keeps clicking
I cant use two of the burners as I fear it may explode. Three
of the burners on top are are shaking. As for the Thermador refrigerator
forget it they never cools repair bills have exceeded the cost
of the unit, had to by a new ice maker before the refrigerator
was a year old it is now not cooling after no less than 10 visits
by a technician.
NEVER EVER BUY A THERMADOR NO MATTER WHAT IT IS A OVERATED PIECE
OF JUNK.. MONEY LOST $16,000.00 ON A REFRIGERATOR AND STOVE
Bought a Thermador
downdraft oven (gas / electric) made funny noises, and burst
into flames, while NOT BEING USED. Thermador said the electrician
that wired it was at fault. Insane product, dishonest practices...never
buy Thermador again, telling everyone.
Tiburon - We bought a Thermador gas range
with electric oven 6 years ago. We had to replace the thermostat
once a couple of years ago. The oven is not working again and
now it turns out the part is no longer made. A very expensive
but unreliable appliance, will never buy anything from this brand
- I purchased
this Thermador oven / microwave built in unit Model #sm272zs
for $2899.00 in 2003. It has never worked properly. I complained
to Thermadore and was told I needed to have a service person
come out and calibrate the oven. Brand new! It still would not
bake a typical item. They said it was fixed. I had three different
repairmen attempt the repair. Thermadore added a year to my warranty,
but never fixed the oven. Lot of good that was.
Kentfield - I have limped along for years, just using
the convection setting, bake doesn't work and cooking things
extra long and having it look browned on left but not on right.
Finally lightening struck my house and I can finally use the
insurance money to purchase a different brand. This company is
no longer the original Thermadore. I will never, ever purchase
another product from them and advise all my friends and clients
to avoid Thermadore at all cost!
Sausalito -We have two Thermador ovens and
a Thermador cooktop - we have had nothing but problems. Within
14 months, one of the oven displays went (our 2nd oven - had
only been used once) - we had to pay $500 to get it fixed. Then
the other display went out. We called and Thermador stopped making
the display unit - suggesting we buy another oven. There is no
source for the part. Then I went online and found a repair that
required putting higher temperature capacitors on the board.
Did it in 20 minutes and fixed it - proving it's a design flaw.
Until then, my boys didn't know if the oven was even on or not
- a dangerous situation. Called Thermador again two years later
when I had the problem again - they basically said "tough
luck". I would never buy their products again.
- We had professional
double Thermador ovens less than one year. Last month while doing
a first self clean the glass door shattered. The store where
we bought the ovens is letting us replace them with either another
Thermador or another wall oven.
- We have a dual
oven and has had its electronic panel changed twice already.
The new panel has again an error code (F7) and keeps beeping.
The only way to reset is by turning off the circuit. The problem
starts up again after a few mintes. Thermador is obviously aware
of the panel problems and I believe that the own should be recalled.
The oven has to be reset every time at the circuit panel.
- In 2002 I purchased
Thermador model SMW 272 combo, microwave, warming drawer, and
oven. Very expensive unit. Had several service calls during the
first few months, Thermador finaly replaced the unit in 2003,
no paper work on this, of course not. I have had nothing but
costly repairs on this unit. First convection went out, that
was under warranty but cost arm and leg for labor to have it
installed. Then display light for oven temp and time went out,
several hundred dollars. Now the light in microwave is out and
I am quoted $280. dollars just for labor to replace the light
bulb not including the bulb. Sounds like a joke. How much does
it cost to replace a light bulb? I wanted to re-model my Kitchen.
I gave away a nice 15 year old Kitchen Aid combo, top of the
line that never had a service call in the 15 years I owned it.
If anyone has a class action suit I would like to be advised
My cabinet gets
very hot when I use the self cleaning in the oven. I don't use
it. I am afraid of fire.
- Our dual fuel
Thermador oven which has never worked properly in 3 years caught
on fire on Sunday in our kitchen. After 5 motherboards and NO
response from Thermador. We are out $5000 for an oven that doesn't
work. Look at these complaints, we need a class action lawsuit
- Our Thermador
triple oven (micro, warming drawer)was delivered 9/07 and installed
12/07 for our kitchen remodel. One year and 8 months later the
oven has failed. Thermador tells us they no longer manufacture
the relay board that is apparently the problem. We are stuck
with an appliance that our kitchen cabinet was fitted for. Did
I mention the MSRP of $3999? Thermador will not help us since
the product is out of warranty- a whopping one year. Beware of
this company. Once they get your $4000 they could care less about
you. And, yes, it is a noisy unit with the fan blowing at all
times during baking...had to get used to that. We are going to
attempt to send the relay board to a refurbishing company. If
that solves the problem we will have spent approximately $4-500.
After reading the experiences of others I lack confidence in
the Thermador oven.
- Top of the line
Thermador microwave Model MBBS - burned out and melted and shorted
the cavity - cannot be repaired. $ years old and out of warranty
(how convenient) Repair technician said he has had many of the
same problems with the MBBS - in fact, Thermador had to change
features of the model - to replace microwave and trim kit is
$1000.00. Contacted Thermador - no help offered - waiting for
a supervisor to call back.
- No Thermador
microwave - $800+ invested to last only 4 years. I have a $55
microwave in my office that I have had and used for more than
Valley - The broiler
on our Thermador oven / range has never worked properly. We have
had it repaired four times and now the authorized repair shop
has said he cannot fix the problem. The gas explodes when the
broiler is turned off. We have spent over $2700 trying to fix
- We have a Thermador
refrigerator with a wood panel front. The paddles for the ice/water
dispenser on the front extend over the drip tray causing all
drips & ice chips to fall onto the wood panel. The drip tray
needs to extend far enough to protect the wood. This is an obvious
design flaw that could be easily remedied with a new tray that
extends farther. However, I have been trying for months to get
Thermador to respond. After waiting on hold, finally talking
to someone, and being promised results too many times to count
I am at a loss as to what to do next. Not a single representative
has ever bothered to call back as promised. NOT ONE!