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Froggy

Looking for parts and documentation for Stoves Vanette GG7000

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3 minutes ago, rgreg said:

Interestingly, we had a GG7000 oven which developed the opposite problem to yours: the burner ran on full blast constantly so the oven just got hotter regardless of the setting on the control knob. Suspecting a faulty thermostat, like you we discovered the outrageously high cost of one so decided it wasn't a sufficiently big enough problem to justify it's replacement, so we just lived with it.

We can actually cook on hours (although not sure i would chance it with raw meat or fish), you simply allow 4x the stated cooking time and the food is hot and cooked through. 2-3 hours is a long time when you're hungry though! We've lived with this for best part of a year, although my other half is a very keen cook and would love to replace the cooker if we had the money to spare. However, the grill thermocouple has only just exhibited a fault. This would be really annoying if you couldn't keep the flame alive especially as, given the fault with the thermostat, the grill gets used more than it otherwise would. An obvious temporary bodge would be to tape the control knob in the pushed-in position and just keep an eye on it in case the flame cuts out, but it's asking for trouble in the longer term.

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I still think you need to see to the gas jets. Goo from the gas bottles can bung or partially bung them up.  I've had this happen on my and other peoples gas fridges and my cooker.

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I remember seeing at the time ( a few years ago) that there was a direct replacement from another manufacturer that had exactly the same dimensions as the now discontinued GG7000 and was quite reasonably priced. I've had a quick search just now but can't find anything.

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4 minutes ago, bizzard said:

I still think you need to see to the gas jets. Goo from the gas bottles can bung or partially bung them up.  I've had this happen on my and other peoples gas fridges and my cooker.

I will still be looking to get to the gas jet for the oven if i can easily remove the burner assembly. It's got to be worth a try to potentially save the cost and hassle of fitting a new thermostat. However, it is beginning to look likely that the grill issue is due to a thermocouple that has broken down rather than the jet.

2 minutes ago, rgreg said:

I remember seeing at the time ( a few years ago) that there was a direct replacement from another manufacturer that had exactly the same dimensions as the now discontinued GG7000 and was quite reasonably priced. I've had a quick search just now but can't find anything.

We wouldn't be able to afford it right now, have had all sorts of expense on the boat and are also currently dealing with the Mansfield Traveler loo (as per my Shurflo thread, but even when the flush motor has been replaced, hopefully this weekend, the ball seal and other parts also need replacing). It would possibly be viable in the future, so if you do find what this cooker model is i'd love to know.

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36 minutes ago, mad dog n' Englishman said:

Good afternoon, ebay is showing instruction book  and manual which covers gg7000 model £6.99. could be just what you are looking for. Also google shows parts available from "GAS" looks like good prices.

Hi, thanks for your help. I noticed the manual but am not prepared to pay the price. It's a user manual by the look of it and therefore not going to show how to disassemble parts. I'm now guessing that service manuals are deliberately withheld from the Web to discourage the inexperienced (that's me!) from tinkering around with dangerous gas appliances.

Is GAS an acronymn, i can't find it? I've now found some decent prices for the parts, the lowest for the thermostat is around £104 and the thermocouples below £10 each (even the control knobs are still available for about £9 each), but since i think replacing the thermostat involves disassembling the gas pipes i wouldn't feel confident or competent doing it, and i fear that a qualified engineer would charge a fair bit. If it could be done with just one hour's labour (including both thermocouples) i would consider it later in the year, but i'm guessing most engineers would quote for 2 or 3 hours.

EDIT: You prompted me to have another look at that ad, i was tired when i looked a couple of nights ago, and you are right, the manuals appear to include installation of the equipment. I've sent the seller a query. Thanks, that's definitely worth a greenie. :)

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14 hours ago, mad dog n' Englishman said:

Hello again, yes "Gas Appliance Spares" 01772 702755. No connection just found them on google. Hope it helps.

Thanks. I've taken a chance and ordered a copy of the manuals; if they help me to see how they are put together it might make it easier to take a few panels off to reach the thermocouples and thermostat. I probably wouldn't remove the thermostat myself but i can at least check there are no obvious mechanical issues with both that and the thermocouples and give everything a good clean up.

As for the GAS website, you are right, their prices are very good, but unfortunately everything they list is shown as out of stock! I doubt they will be getting more in. Fortunately, there are still a few websites out there that do carry stock.

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