This might be a "working" solution...but has anybody thought about the possibility that doing this on their own, using non-Samsung "parts" purchased from Home Depot...might VOID their WARRANTY?
Just sayin. Have you read the "fine print"?
Genius. I just picked up 4 9/16 rubber grommets and it makes turning on the knobs much harder. I may shave one down to see what the perfect width should be.
We wont be having any accidental fires now!
When we remodeled the kitchen the tile guys installing the backsplash had a tarp down and they accidentally turned on the stove. Burned a big hole in the tarp. Could have been worse.
At christmas we had a big crowd in the kitchen an the stove got turned on 4 times. Like a butt dial.
Samsung should be forced to mail a set of grommets to everyone who bought one of these and pay the dude that came up with the solution a royalty.
Thank you for the idea. Too bad Samsung isn't the type of company to step up and do this for consumers who bought their extremely poorly designed product . If THIS is their expectations for how their products should work , I'm not impressed . Won't be buying Samsung ever again!
...Or simply wrap around the knob (i.e. inside the gap between the knob and the panel surface) some ribbon or fine thread until the knob gets as tight as you wish it to be.....do the knot couple of times and cut the extra ribbon..
I used the ribbon (from 99c store) to tighten our kitchen sink faucet handle which kept moving at a whim..
BTW the ribbon stays invisible while doing the trouble shooting well....
"MAYBE" that works... For YOU... But it's a BS solution for what is clearly a design/manufacturing defect.
Also, you've no doubt nullified your warranty and literally added "fuel" to any potential fire scenario by putting additional flammable materials into the mix!
No offense, but give your head a shake and consider joining/launching a class action suit.
...that's what I've done for my 1 year old "General Electric" range already out of warranty.
My suggestion wasn't meant to downplay your endeavor to go for a class action. Just a make do solution!
p.s. The use of a heat- resistant thread a good alternative to regular ribbon or thread.Thanks for the alert.
I also called Samsung and they told me that it was designed to turn on easily. They said not many people complained about this problem but there were a few. Our oven has turned on many times accidentally. It is "extremely" dangerous and Samsung is willing to do NOTHING to rectify the problem. They told me to buy child knob protectors so they can't be turned. I'm not putting baby locks on my stove. I am going to try the grommet idea. SAMSUNG... YOU NEED TO STEP UP! Mail out new safety kobs to all your customers. You need to rectify this problem before someone gets killed because of this design flaw.