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Time to Rebuild the Wolf Again....

mobiledynamics | Aug 12, 201811:19 AM

Many abhorr their ovens. Personally, I have not had any issue with our Wolf ovens. However, our DF range is another story.....I have had it serviced while under warranty way too many times to count. To the point, that I picked the failure points...

It's been quite some time since the 1st time I broke it down and overhauled it. To service one burner head, you end up breaking gaskets. To replace a spark module, the top plate needs to come off, so now you're looking at replacing every gasket for every burner head. The way the gaskets fit is tricky getting them in the money spot when you button it back up. There is ZERO tolerance and you need to massage the seating of the gaskets even with the burner head flush back onto the pan - there is a ridge where the gasket sits. Gasket is literally about 1/16 or less in diameter and the ridge is not even 1/16" deep. Does not fit into the ridge flush but one is supposed to have the gasket in the ridge as you plop the burner head down against the top sheet. It's crazy putting it back on having the gasket just flop down due to the downward installation. Their parts pricing like most high end appliances are all MAP locked. MAP locked aside, it's like $60+ per gasket kits if memory recalls. Hell, since I was ripping the whole beast apart, I even went ahead and ordered a new pan top last time, since everything was so nice and shiny....

K. Off my soapbox for today. I guess if time comes to do it on round 3, maybe I consider a new range instead. I realize this is going to be a re-occuring problem. Their gaskets are thin, small, and just not heat duty rated.

Off topic, but slightly frighting is the torque specs. It's something like 125LBs. That's some serious torque. That's more than what you use to torque nuts on most car wheels.

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