The Old Appliance Club

The Old Appliance Club

Parts, Service, Information for Antique Stoves and Appliances / 805-643-3532

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How to






















OVEN Thermostats or Regulators Rebuilt for antique stoves

Send a few good digital pictures and details of symptoms -

So we can respond ASAP. See Models Below...





Educational tools - order below.

Specific Guides / Charts / Sheets on

servicing and adjusting most early

and later model thermostats.



Help keep your antique stove Original - working properly and retaining its highest value. No Replumbing Saves Time and Money.



Early oven thermostats are actually very accurate instruments. Although many of the first oven regulators

are well over 70+ years old, thousands are still in

use today.


Left - Top to Bottom


Robertshaw Oven Heat Control (B)


Wilcolator Oven Heat Regulator


Lorain Red Wheel Oven Regulator


Robertshaw Oven Heat Control (K)






Rebuilding service... If you own an early gas stove with a non-functioning oven regulator like a Lorain, Robertshaw or Wilcolator Porcelain / Carbon Rod regulator there is good news!


These regulators were built so well that, in most cases, the original unit can be rebuilt to function just like new.


Write us at or call (805) 643-3532 if you are having trouble with your regulator and to see if you need the Rebuilding Service.



Rare documents like these are a must

have if you are a stove owner, especially with an early gas regulator.


With this material, your local stove or appliance tech will be able to quickly understand how these early oven heat control mechanisms work. Guesswork and service time is kept to a minimum.


Once the unit is examined, either it can be serviced right on the spot by your tech or if rebuilding is required just contact us at or call (805) 643-3532.


Lorain Red Wheel PDF by Email - $19.95. 

Many more Styles Available, Contact us below.

Shipping and tax removed when final order is processed. You will receive your copy within 24 hours, except on weekends and holidays.



or Lorain Red Wheel Hardcopy by Mail - $20.

Many More Styles Available, see below. 

Plus Shipping  (tax all CA orders)



More Styles Available

Regulator & Thermostat Guides /

Tech Sheets - Go to this link:

Guides / Tech Sheets

If you have a different style than

the Lorain Red Wheel then,

see styles available in link above.


Use the order form above.

Write your Style in the "Comments:"

Styles Need to Match Exactly.


If you have a Style that is Not Listed

in the link above,

please contact us first.




Call (805) 643-3532  or  Email  for Assistance.

TOAC Shop ... Parts, Services & Information for Antique Stoves.


Outside USA or CANADA - must have USA address for all orders.

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        ECheck, and PayPal.

PayPal account not necessary ... PayPal accepts all major Credit Cards.

PayPal Orders: use email  and describe your Order.

TERMS: Sales Tax will be applied to all California orders.


Insurance Coverage or Signature Confirmation Delivery available on request.

Not liable or responsible for any damage or delays due to shipper.

No replacement or refund on any item that has been lost or recorded as Delivered by carrier.


 We recommend you hire a qualified, licensed service technician diagnose your stoves problem first as we do not diagnose mechanical problems over the telephone.

All warranties on thermostats or safety valves start from the day the customer receives the order regardless of when the unit is installed.

All sales final - no refund nor replacement on: any thermostat rebuilding orders or thermostat exchanges, custom fabricated safety systems, safety valves, pilot assemblies, minipilots, combination pilot replacements or specific rebuild orders.

 All sales final - no refund nor replacement on rebuilt or new electrical parts or elements due to damage from a malfunctioning appliance that caused the replacement part to arc and burn out.

All stated warranties on thermostats, safety valves or any other equipment start from the day the customer receives the order regardless of when the unit is installed. If the unit is sent in for warranty service the customer is responsible for shipping charges. Warranty service is in effect for the stated period only.


 All sales final on:  PDF files, printed materials and electrical parts, used parts and services.

 Porcelain Enamel Service:  On rare occasions during the porcelain baking process parts can warp. Even after all precautions are taken during the process, this is unavoidable. There is no refund or replacement if this should happen. Consider this carefully before you place an order for porcelain enamel services.


25% Restocking fee will be charged on new parts that have been returned. Shipping is nonrefundable. **All Credits Must Be Used Within 6 months from issue date or they will be void.

No Return if new parts have been damaged or worn. If you order a part without sending in the required e-mail pictures first, there is no refund or exchange.


25% Processing fees will be charged on all cancelled orders.


Refunds for new or used parts must be received within 30 days or no credit will be issued. 25% restocking fee will be charged. Items are subject to inspection before eligible for full or partial refund credit. No credit on any damaged non-useable items. Shipping is non-refundable on all orders unless stated.



We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service or orders to anyone for

any reason not prohibited by law without explanation.


Chargebacks: Customers must attempt to return merchandise before

proceeding with a chargeback.


Not responsible for parts or orders left after 30 days unless previously arranged.

Prices subject to change without notice.


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