Thermostat & Block Off Kit Information


How to remove and reinstall parts.


step 1 - SHUT OFF THE GAS!!
step 2 - remove knobs & control panel.

Pick Your Type of Control Panel from the List Below.

Follow the link to see specific instructions for these control panels.

 Wedgewood Flat Control Panel

"Kool Kontrol" O'Keefe & Merritt Control Panel 


 Flat O'Keefe & Merritt Control Panel

1930's Style O'Keefe & Merritt Control Panel 

Step 3 - BE VERY CAREFUL not to damage the small tube coming out of the back of the thermostat. This small tube is the capillary line that senses the temperature of the oven. DO NOT DAMAGE THIS TUBE IN ANY WAY.

Using a wrench, remove the gas line nut at the rear of the thermostat. Pull the gas line out of the back of the thermostat.

Step 4 - Using a screwdriver, remove the two screws that hold the thermostat to the gas manifold.

Step 5 - The thermostat capillary tube is held by clips inside the oven. CAREFULLY remove it from the clips (REFER TO STEP 3).

Step 6 - GENTLY push the tube back through the hole and out through the frame.

The thermostat is now ready to ship for rebuild. Please include your thermostat knob when send the thermostat so we can calibrate your thermostat to your knob.

The parts on the right are part of the Block-Off Kit that allows you to use your burners while your thermostat is being rebuilt. The Kit contains other parts that might be required for different styles of thermostats.

Step 7 - Align the screws with the holes in the manifold where the thermostat was attached. Tighten the screws firmly.
Step 8 - Turn on the gas, relight all pilot lights, reset all safety valves and use Liquid Gas Leak Detector, or make a mixture of dish soap & water (50/50 ratio) and test for bubbles which are gas leaks. Tighten the screws if needed.

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How to reinstall your rebuilt thermostat



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