Table Of ContentsPageGeneral . 4Serial Number/Data Sticker Locations . 4Model And Parts Identification . 5Symbols You Will See In The Manual . 6Important Safety Information . 6Thermador Warranty . 7Installation . 8Important Installation Information . 8Ventilation Requirements . 10Cabinet Preparation . 11Unpacking, Moving, & Placing The Range . 14Installing The Anti-Tip Device . 16Gas Requirements & Hookup . 17Electrical Requirements, Connection, & Grounding . 19Backguard Installation. 22Door Installation . 23Tests And Adjustments . 24Cooktop Section . 25Cooktop Components . 25Burner Components . 26Control Panel Components . 27Burner Box Components . 28Feature Operation Gas Flow. 29TroubleShooting Chart A . 31TroubleShooting Chart B . 32TroubleShooting Chart C . 33TroubleShooting Chart D . 34Oven Section . 35Oven Components . 35Top Components . 36Interior Components . 36Rear Components . 37Component Description . 38Diagnostics . 40Wiring Diagrams . 42Page 3

GENERALSERIAL NUMBER/DATA STICKER LOCATIONSToe PanelWARNINGELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARDBe sure to turn off the electrical supply tothe range before removing the toe panel; otherwise electrical shock could occur.The Serial Number/Data Sticker shows themodel and serial numbers of the range. It islocated behind the toe panel at the bottom ofthe range. To access the Serial Number/DataSticker, remove the two toe panel attachmentscrews and remove the panel.The PDR Dual-Fuel models have the SerialNumber/Data Sticker located on the verticalpanel to the left of the electrical components.Page 4

MODEL AND PARTS IDENTIFICATIONKey for PDR Models1. 22″ High Shelf Backguard, 12″ Low Back, orIsland Trim (Backguard ordered separately)2. Burner Grates & Burners3. Control Knobs, ExtraLow Burners (2) Knobs, Standard Burners (4)Oven ControlsOven Light SwitchOven DoorViewing WindowKick PanelDual-Fuel Model PDRS366 ShownElectric Oven10. Oven Interior Lights11. Broil Element13. Rack Guides14. Oven Rack (3)15. Bake Element16. Convection Fan Covers17. Heat Shields (2)Page 5

SYMBOLS YOU WILL SEE IN THE MANUALThe following symbols are provided throughout this manual. For reasons of personal safetyand proper operation and servicing of the range,follow the instructions carefully each time yousee one of the symbols.CAUTIONWARNINGThis alerts you to actions that could causeproduct damage (scratches, dents, etc.), anddamage to your personal property.This symbol alerts you to such dangers aspersonal injury, burns, fire, and electricalshock.IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATIONWARNINGBe sure to turn off all electric and gas supplies to the range before servicing; otherwise, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury, ordeath.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of thisor any other appliance.GAS RANGE—WHAT TO DO IFYOU SMELL GAS Do not try to light any appliance.Do not touch any electrical switch.Do not use any phone in the building.Immediately call your gas supplier from aneighbor’s phone.Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.If you cannot reach your gas supplier, callthe fire department.THERMADOR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITYFOR ANY REPAIRS MADE ON OUR PRODUCTSBY ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORIZEDTHERMADOR SERVICE TECHNICIANS.Page 6

THERMADOR WARRANTYLength of WarrantyThermador will pay for:FULL ONE YEARAll repair labor and replacementparts found to be defective due tomaterials and workmanship.Service must be provided by aFactory Authorized Service Agency,during normal working hours. Fora Service Agency nearest you,please call: 1-800/735-4328.For one year from date of installation or date of occupancy for anew previously unoccupieddwelling. Save all dated receiptsor other evidence of date ofinstallation/occupancy date.Thermador will not pay for: by an unauthorizedagency. Damage or repairs byan unauthorized agency oruse of unauthorized parts.Chipping of porcelain,enamel, discoloration ofchrome plating or the griddleplate.Service visits to: Teach you how to use theappliance. Correct the installation.You are responsible forproviding electrical wiring and/or gas installation and other connectingfacilities. Reset circuit breakers orreplace home fuses.Damage caused from accident, abuse, alteration, misuse, incorrect installation orinstallation not in accordancewith local codes, or improperstorage of the appliance.Repairs due to other thannormal home use.This warranty applies to appliances used in normal family households; it does not cover their use in commercial situations.This warranty is for products purchased and retained in the 50 states of the U.S.A., the District of Columbia, and Canada. Thewarranty applies even if you should move during the warranty period. Should the appliance be sold by the original purchaserduring the warranty period, the new owner continues to be protected until the expiration of the original purchaser’s warrantyperiod.This warranty gives you specified legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state-to-state.HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICEFor service, contact the Factory Authorized Service Agency in your area, the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance,or write us at the address shown below.We want you to be a satisfied customer. If a problem arises that has not been resolved to your satisfaction, please let us knowWrite to:Consumer Relations Department5551 McFadden AvenueHuntington Beach, CA 92659or phone:(800) 735-4328Please be sure to include the Model Number, Serial Number, (located on the data sticker), and the Date of Original Purchase.Page 7

INSTALLATIONIMPORTANT INSTALLATION INFORMATIONCAUTIONWARNINGWhen connecting the unit to propane gas,make certain the propane gas tank isequipped with its own high-pressure regulator in addition to the pressure regulatorsupplied with the range. The maximum gaspressure to this appliance must not exceed14.0 inches water column (34.9 millibars)from the propane gas tank to the pressureregulator.Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to thismanual. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, serviceagency, manufacturer (dealer) or the gassupplier.Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of thisor any other appliance.WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS Do not try to light any appliance.Do not touch any electrical switch; do notuse any phone in your building. Immediately call your gas supplier from aneighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instruction If you cannot reach your gas supplier, callthe fire department.Installation and service must be performed bya qualified installer, service agency or the gassupplier.IMPORTANT A backguard must be utilized when thereis less than a 12 inch horizontal clearancebetween combustible materials and theback edge of the cooktop. The ThermadorLow Back backguard must be ordered separately and installed at the rear of thecooktop. For island installations and otherinstallations with more than 12 inches ofclearance, an optional stainless steel IslandTrim is available to cover the backguardmounting flanges. Verify that the appliance is correct for thetype of gas being provided.GAS TYPE VERIFICATIONVerify the type of gas supplied to the location.Ensure that the appliance is connected to thetype of gas for which it is certified. All modelsare certified for use with natural gas. Fieldconversion of the appliance for use with propane gas supply will require a conversion kit.Refer to the product rating label which can belocated as indicated on page 4.Page 8

This appliance has been tested in accordancewith ANSI Z21.1 2000, Standard for Household Cooking Appliances (USA) and in accordance with CAN 1.1-M81 Domestic Gas Ranges(Canadian).It is strongly recommended that this appliancebe installed in conjunction with a suitable overhead vent hood (see “Ventilation Requirements” on page 10). Due to the high heatcapability of this unit, particular attentionshould be paid to the hood and ductworkinstallation to assure it meets local buildingcodes.National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 CurrentIssue and National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70-Current Issue. In Canada, installation must be in accordance with the CAN 1 B149.1 and .2 - Installation Codes for Gas Burning Appliances and/or local codes.This appliance is equipped with an intermittent/interrupted ignition device that cyclesthe two far left surface burners on and off whenin the ExtraLow setting.CAUTIONTo eliminate risk of burns or fire causedby reaching over heated surface units, cabinet storage located above the surface unitsshould be avoided.Check local building codes for the propermethod of appliance installation. Local codesvary. Installation, electrical connections andgrounding must comply with all applicablecodes. In the absence of local codes the appliance should be installed in accordance with thePage 9CAUTIONWhen connecting the unit to propane gas,make certain the propane gas tank isequipped with its own high pressure regulator in addition to the pressure regulatorsupplied with this unit. The maximum gaspressure to this appliance is not to exceed14.0 inches (37 mb) water column from thepropane gas tank regulator.This unit is designed as a cooking appliance.Based on safety considerations never use itfor warming or heating a room.

VENTILATION REQUIREMENTSIt is strongly recommended that a suitableexhaust hood be installed above the range.Downdraft ventilation should not be used.The table below indicates the Thermador hoods,by model number, that are recommended foruse with all ranges.Hood blower speeds should be variable toreduce noise and loss of heated or air conditioned household air when maximum ventilation is not required. Normally, the maximumblower speed is only required when using thegrill.1. Select Hood and Blower ModelsFor wall installations, the hood width must, ata minimum, equal the width of the range cooking surface. Where space permits, a hood largerin width than the cooking surface may bedesirable for improved ventilation performance.For island installations, the hood width should,at a minimum, overhang the range cookingsurface by 6″ on both sides.CAUTION: Ventilation hoods and blowersare designed for use with single wall ducting.However, some local building codes or inspectors may require double wall ducting. Consultlocal building codes and/or local agencies,before starting, to assure that hood and ductinstallation will meet local requirements.2. Hood PlacementFor best smoke elimination, the lower edge ofthe hood should be installed a minimum of 30″to a maximum of 36″ above the range cookingsurface.If the hood contains any combustible materials(i.e. a wood covering), it must be a minimum of36″ above the cooking surface.3. Consider Make-Up AirDue to the high volume of ventilation air, asource of outside replacement air is recommended. This is particularly important fortightly sealed and insulated homes.A qualified heating and ventilating contractorshould be consulted.Page 10

CABINET PREPARATION1. The range is a freestanding unit. If the unitis to be placed adjacent to cabinets, theclearances, shown in Figures 1A and 1B,are required. The same clearances apply toisland installations, except for the overhead cabinets, which must have a spacewide enough to accept the flared islandhood.2. The 30″ and 36″ ranges may be recessedinto the cabinets beyond the edge of thefront face of the oven (see Figures 1A & 1B).CAUTIONIn these installations, the door and cabinetcan cause a pinching hazard.3. The gas and electrical supply should bewithin the zones shown in Figures 2A or 2Bon page 12.4. The maximum depth of overhead cabinetsinstalled on either side of the hood is 13″.5. Any openings in the wall behind the rangeand in the floor under the range must besealed.6. When there is less than a 12″ horizontalclearance between combustible materialand the back edge of the range above thecooking surface, a Thermador Low Back orHigh Shelf backguard must be installed(see Figure 1A). When clearance to combustible material is over 12″, a ThermadorIsland Trim may be used (see Figure 1B).Figures 1A and 1B indicate the space required for each type of backguard.7. Always keep appliance area clear and freefrom combustible materials, gasoline andother flammable vapors and liquids.8. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion andventilation air to the unit.Figure 1AFigure 1BPage 11

GAS & ELECTRICAL SUPPLY ZONESFigure 2AModel PDR36 A 7″, B 9″Figure 2BPage 12

ELECTRICAL SUPPLY—DUAL FUEL RANGESInstallation of Dual Fuel ranges must beplanned so that the rough-in of the junctionbox for the receptacle or conduit connectionwill allow maximum clearance to the rear ofthe unit.When the power supply cord (not supplied) orconduit is connected to the mating receptacleor junction box cover, the combined plug/receptacle or junction box cover/conduit connector should protrude no more than 2-1/4inches from the rear wall (see Figure 2C ).This is especially critical if the junction box inthe wall will be directly behind the junctionbox on the unit when the unit is installed (seeFigure 7 on Page 20 for location of junction boxon unit). To minimize binding when the unit isconnected to the receptacle or junction box,orient the receptacle or conduit connector, andslide back into position.Figure 2CPage 13

UNPACKING, MOVING, & PLACING THE RANGECAUTIONProper equipment and adequate manpowermust be used in moving the range to avoiddamage to the unit or the floor. The unit isheavy and rests on adjustable steel legs.The range has an approximate shipping weightas shown in Chart A. It is recommended thatthe grates, griddle, burner caps, front kickpanel and oven racks be removed to facilitatehandling. This will reduce the weight as shownin Chart A and allow the range to pass through30″ doorways (see Chart B and Figures 1A and1B on Page 11). Do not remove the grill orgriddle assemblies.Chart ARemove the outer carton and packing materialfrom the shipping base. Remove the front kickpanel (see Figure 3) by removing two (2) screwsat the top and pulling forward. The dual fuelranges are held to the skid by four (4) bolts. Thefront two (2) are behind the kick panel, (seeFigure 3), and the rear two (2) are located onthe bottom flange of the range back (see Figure4). All-gas ranges are held in place by 4 bolts,two (2) as shown in Figure 3, and two (2) at therear as shown in Figure 4. After removing thebolts, the range must be lifted and removedfrom the skid.36″ RangeShipping WeightWeight W/O PackingMaterials444 lbs.390 lbs.After Removing Door(s),burner caps, front kickpanel, and oven racks295 lbs.Chart B36″ RangeDoorway Width Required(Unit Assembled)Doorway Width Required(Oven Door(s) Removed)30-7/8″29-1/2″Figure 4Figure 3Page 14

Due to the weight, a dolly with soft wheelsshould be used to move this unit. The weightmust be supported uniformly across the bottom (see Figure 5).After transporting the professional range bydolly close to its final location, the range can betipped back and supported on the rear legswhile the dolly is carefully removed. THEFLOOR UNDER THE LEGS SHOULD BE PROTECTED (WOOD STRIPS, CARPET, PANELING, ETC.) BEFORE PUSHING THE UNITINTO POSITION. The anti-tip device must beinstalled, gas and electric connections shouldbe made, and the backguard installed beforethe range is placed in its final position.For proper performance the professional rangemust be level. The range is leveled by adjustingthe legs with a wrench. Replace the kick paneland install oven door. It is important that thetwo (2) screws retaining the kick panel aresecure to prevent accidental access to hotsurfaces.Figure 5Page 15

INSTALLING THE ANTI-TIP DEVICE(MODELS PDR30 & PDR36 DUAL FUEL RANGES)Part No.Qty. Description41507848731041Screw, Phillips, #10 x 1/2″Anti-Tip Bracket, Floor-MountedThe anti-tip bracket (Figure 6A) may be attached to a solid wood cabinet having a minimum wall thickness of 3/4″.Figure 6AThe thickness of the wall or floor may requireuse of longer screws, available at your localhardware store.In all cases, at least two (2) of the bracketmounting screws must be fastened to solidwood or metal.Use appropriate anchors when fastening themounting bracket to any material other thanhardwood or metal.Prepare holes at fastener locations as identified below: For walls, wall studs, or floors composed of solid wood or metal, drill 1/8″pilot holes. For walls or floors composed of drywall, sheet-rock or other soft materials,drill 3/16″ holes to a minimum depth of1-3/4″, then tap plastic anchors intoeach of the holes using a hammer. For walls or floors composed of concrete or concrete block, drill 3/16″ holesto a minimum depth of 1-3/4″, then tapconcrete anchors into each of the holesusing a hammer. For walls or floors having ceramic tilecovering, drill 3/16″ holes through thetile only, then drill into the materialbehind the tile as indicated immediately above.If the range is moved to a new location, theAnti-Tip Device must be removed and reinstalled.MOUNTING THE ANTI-TIPBRACKETThe alternative floor mounted bracket shall beinstalled as follows:a) Place bracket on floor in position shown inFigure 6B.b) Secure to floor or wall stud.c) Later, when the unit is installed, the adjustable leg will slide under the bracket.Figure 6BPage 16

GAS REQUIREMENTS & HOOKUPVerify the type of gas being used at the installation site. As shipped from the factory, allunits are configured for use on natural gas. Foruse with propane gas, the unit must be converted. Field conversion for use with propanemust only be done by qualified service personnel. Contact the dealer where the unit waspurchased or Thermador (800-735-4328). Thefield conversion kit for all Professional DualFuel (PDR series) ranges is Thermador ModelCTLPKIT.For installation of the appliance at high altitude, please consult your local gas companyfor their recommendation of the correct orificesizes and any other necessary adjustments thatwill provide proper gas combustion at specified altitudes.CAUTIONWhen connecting unit to propane gas, makecertain the propane gas tank is equippedwith its own high pressure regulator in addition to the pressure regulator suppliedwith the appliance. The pressure of the gassupplied to the appliance regulator must notexceed 14″ (37 mb) water column.NATURAL GAS REQUIREMENTSInlet Connection: 3/4″ N.P.T. (Minimum 3/4″diameter flex line)Supply Pressure: 6″ to 14″ water column. (14.9to 37 mb)Manifold Pressure: 5″ water column (12.5 mb)PROPANE GAS REQUIREMENTSInlet Connection: 3/4″ N.P.T. (Minimum 3/4″diameter flex line)Supply Pressure: 11″ to 14″ water column.(27.4 mb to 37 mb)Manifold Pressure: 10″ water column (24.9mb)For Massachusetts Installations:1. Shutoff valve must be a “T” handle gascock.2. Flexible gas connector must not be longerthan 36″.3. Not approved for installation in a bedroom or a bathroom unless unit is directvent.Page 17

HOOKUPA manual gas shutoff valve must be installedexternal to the appliance, in an accessible location from the front, for the purpose of shuttingoff the gas supply. The supply line must notinterfere with the back of the unit. Make surethe gas supply is turned off at the manual shutoff valve before connecting the appliance.The range is supplied with its own pressureregulator that has been permanently mountedwithin the range body.Use 3/4″ flex line to connect between the gassupply and the appliance manifold pipe, whichexits the upper left rear of the appliance. Theappliance manifold pipe connection is 1/2″NPT (see Figures 2A, or 2B on Page 12.) Usecaution to avoid crimping the 3/4″ flex linewhen making bends.The gas supply connections should be madeby a competent technician and in accordancewith local codes or ordinances. In the absenceof a local code, the installation must conform tothe National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, Current Issue.Always use pipe dope or Teflon tape on thepipe threads, and be careful not to apply excessive pressure when tightening the fittings.Turn on the gas and check the supply lineconnections for leaks using a soap solution. Donot use a flame of any sort to check for leaks.Page 18Flex LinePhoto A

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS,CONNECTION, & GROUNDINGPrior to servicing appliance, always disconnect appliance electrical supply cord, if soequipped, from wall receptacle. If appliance ishard-wired to power supply, disconnect powerto unit by turning off the proper circuit breakeror disconnecting the proper fuse.Dual Fuel range model PDR36 can be connected or hard-wired to the power supply.Electrical Supply RequirementsChart CModelPDR36Voltage120/240 VACCurrent RatingFrequencyPhase40 Amps50/60 HzSingleFor the PDR Dual-Fuel Ranges, a neutral supply wire must be provided from the powersource (breaker/fuse panel) because criticalrange components, including the surfaceburner spark reignition module, require 120VAC to operate safely and properly. An improper 120/240 VAC power supply will causemalfunction, damage this appliance, and possibly create a condition of shock hazard. If thecorrect power supply circuit is not provided, itis the responsibility and obligation of the installer or user to have proper power supplyconnected. This must be accomplished in accordance with all applicable local codes andordinances by a qualified electrician. In theabsence of local codes and ordinances, thepower supply connection shall be in accordance with the National Electric Code.Observe all governing codes and ordinanceswhen grounding. In the absence of these codesor ordinances observe National Electrical CodeANSI/NFPA No. 70 Current Issue.Electrical wiring diagrams and schematics havebeen placed in the toe kick area of the range foraccess by a qualified service technician.The PDR Dual Fuel Ranges may be connectedto a 120/208 VAC power supply.Power Supply Wire-Rating & Size RequirementsChart DModelVoltageNumber Rating (Min.)PDR36300 VACTemperatureRatingConductor Size, AWGL1, L2NeutralGround105 C101210CAUTIONThe appliance must be isolated from the gassupply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during anypressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2psig (3.5 kPa.).The appliance and its individual shut offvalve must be disconnected from the gassupply piping system during any pressuretesting of the system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa.).When checking the manifold gas pressure,the inlet pressure to the regulator should beat least 6.0″ (14.9 mb) W.C. for natural gasor 11.0″ (27.4 mb) for propane.Do not attempt any adjustment of the pressure regulator.Page 19

Dual Fuel models must be connected to thepower supply utilizing one of the followingmethods. For all methods of connection, thelength of the cord or conduit/wiring mustallow the unit to be slid completely out of thecabinet without having to unplug or disconnect the unit from the power supply. Recommended minimum free length of cord or conduit is four feet. Electrical installations andgrounding must be in accordance with all localcodes and ordinances, and/or the NationalElectric Code, as applicable.4-CONDUCTOR CORDNORMALLY, A UNIT MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE POWER SUPPLY WITH A3-POLE, 4 CONDUCTOR CORD KIT RATEDAT 125/250 VOLTS, 50 AMPERES, ANDMARKED FOR USE WITH RANGES.The cord kit must be attached to the rangejunction box with a strain relief which will fit a1-3/8″ diameter hole. If not already equipped,the cord must have #10 closed loop lugs attached to the free ends of the individual conductors, preferably soldered in place.Make the connections to the terminal blockprovided. Secure the ground lead to the junction box with the screw previously used tosecure the ground strap (refer to Figure 9 onthe next page). The free end of the conduitmust be connected to a junction box providedin the gas and electrical supply zone, as shownin Figure 2A on Page 12.3-CONDUCTOR CORDWHERE LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCESPERMIT GROUNDING THROUGH NEUTRAL, AND CONVERSION OF SUPPLY TO4-WIRE IS IMPRACTICAL, UNIT MAY BECONNECTED TO THE POWER SUPPLYWITH A 3-POLE, 3-CONDUCTOR CORD KITRATED AT 125/250 VOLTS, 50 AMPERES,AND MARKED FOR USE WITH RANGES.The cord kit must be attached to the rangejunction box with a strain relief which will fit a1-3/8″ diameter hole. If not already equipped,the cord must have #10 closed-loop lugs attached to the free ends of the individual conductors, preferably soldered in place.PERMANENT CONNECTION(HARD WIRING)Figure 7Units may be hard wired to the power supply.The installer must provide approved flexiblealuminum conduit, 3/4″ trade size, maximum6 feet long. Locate the junction box on the rearof the unit and remove cover (refer to Figure 7).Remove the gro

thermador professional ranges: model pdr 36 this manual is designed to be used only by qualified service personnel. thermador recommends that customers do not ser-vice their own units, due to the com plex-ity and the risk of high-voltage electri-cal shock. the information is organized to help the servicer easily find what is needed to repair .