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Replace a thermocouple on a stoves richmond mini range cooke

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mistyscamp, 10 Mar 2014.

  1. mistyscamp

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    I have just ordered a new thermocouple for my stoves richmond mini range cooker because the smallest hob ring won't stay lit. I cannot find any instructions on how to dismantle the hob to get to the thermocouple, can anyone help with instructions please.
     
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    Get a registered engineer in to sort it for you.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply, believe it or not I asked British gas to come and give me a quote to fit a new thermomcouple and the engineer that they sent said he did not know how to strip the cooker down, so not quote given. I could not believe it
     
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    Ok thanks for that I will have a look now and see if I can get anyone to fit the new thermocouple. Thanks for the help
     
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    How have you determined it is the thermocouple?
     
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    Because you push the gas knob in and then press the ignition switch and it should stay lit but it goes out when you let go of the gas knob and this is the diagnosis that the British gas engineer gave
     
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    That is most likely but could also be something else.

    Unfortunately dismantling those cookers can be quite involved and time consuming.

    One of mine has two failed heat controllers and I keep putting off fixing them!

    Tony
     
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    Yeh I know what you mean this hob has not worked for some time now and we just kept putting it off but now we are determined to get it sorted. We ordered a new thermomcouple and are waiting for delivery before contacting a gas safety engineer to get a quote to fix it.
     
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