Monthly Archives: October 2008

Wolf Appliance Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard

This is old news, but in case you haven’t heard…

Wolf Appliance Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Wolf Appliance Gas Ranges Units: About 24,000 Manufacturer: Wolf Appliance Inc., of Madison, Wis. Hazard: Delayed ignition of gas in the 18-inch oven can cause a flash of flames to be projected at a consumer when the range door is opened, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Wolf has received 97 reports of units experiencing delayed ignition, including 15 minor burns. There have been no reports of fires or property damage.

Description: This recall involves the following Wolf Appliance 48-Inch gas ranges with model numbers: P48, PS48 and R48. The gas ranges are stainless steel with a double oven. A “Wolf” appliance logo is on the front of the larger oven door. Sold at: Home builders and appliance stores nationwide from January 1998 through June 2008 for between $5,000 and $9,000. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled gas range 18-inch oven and contact the manufacturer to schedule a free, in-home repair. The large oven and all cooktop burners are not affected and may be used. Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Wolf Appliance toll-free at (866) 643-6408 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

GE Profile Arctica: No Water from the Door Water Dispenser

Start with the simple stuff first (and, in this case, the easiest): the water supply tube that runs inside the door. This has been a common problem with these units. So, how do you check a water tube that’s inside the door? Well, you don’t. Just follow this sage advice from the talented and lovely Sublime Master of Appliantology Pegi:

Most likely the water line is frozen inside of the door…can turn up the temp in the freezer to see if it thaws in a couple of days, turn on the disp light and leave it on, will thaw the line and keep it thawed, can order and install a heater kit to thaw the line and keep it thawed, or you can replace the whole door if this line is in fact frozen….or the water tank is frozen in the food side, or the fill valve went bad on the water thru the door side…switch went bad in the dispensor for the water side,…..lots of reasons….my bet is on a frozen water line…

There’s more ‘pacific help fer ya in this topic at the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums.

If’n that don’t git it fer ya, start a new topic in the Kitchen Forum and we’ll dazzle you with some other tricks.

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