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Wolf Full-Extension Oven Rack Troubleshooting

Topics:

  • Full-extension easy glide rack hits the oven door when pulled out, not moving on one side, screeching, squeaking, or stuck
  • Can the full-extension easy glide oven rack be repaired, adjusted, lubricated, or greased?
  • Full-extension ball-bearing rack rolls forward or comes out when oven door is opened
  • Rack slides on its own
  • Oven racks squeak when pulled out or pushed in

Answer:

Cleaning

  • All oven racks and glides should be removed for the self-clean cycle. Failure to remove racks during self-clean may cause discoloration, distortion, squeaking/screeching of glides, and permanent damage.
  • Oven cleaner may be used on the full-extension ball-bearing rack. However, care should be taken to prevent cleaner from getting into the glides, which can cause damage.

Rack Movement

  • Replacement components or parts for full-extension racks are not available.
  • No repair instructions are available for full-extension racks.

If any of the following occur, a new full-extension ball bearing (sliding) rack is needed:

  • Rack is installed properly but will not move or is not gliding.
  • Rack was left in oven during self-clean mode and is now screeching or not moving smoothly.
  • Racks are squeaking when pushed in or pulled out.
  • Rack was sprayed with cleaner that desolved glide grease.
    • Grease used is a hi-temp food grade grease (food machinery grease).
    • Wolf does not sell replacement grease, nor recommend any specific producer.
  • Racks slide forward when oven door is opened.
    1. Remove oven racks.
    2. Remove oven rack guides.
    3. Install the oven rack and note if it slides forward without pulling on it.
    4. If the rack still slides forward unassisted, a new oven rack is needed.

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