My Tappan oven model is 30-2538-00. It is about 10 years old. Most of the time the igniters will light the burners for the stovetop and the oven, but occasionally they will not--not any burner or the oven. The igniters are clicking (as we can hear them for the stovetop--we never hear them for the oven). What might be the problem?
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Re: My tappan oven will not always light
For the top burners you have to get to see the ignitors so that you can see the spark,the spark have to spark like a spark plug in the car, it most be on the tip of the ignitor.if not. the spark it's sparking on the wroung spot,wires may be wet or broken. thats one of the reason, the second one,there is small holes fasing the spark ignition on the burners when grease blocks them, they will not light, you can clean them with a paper clip or a safety pin. for the oven,some ovens do not have the spark sistem, they have the ignitor wich it looks like a small bar about 4 inches long by 1 inch some of them are round. thats the part that needs replacing
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If nothing lights... i.e burner or oven there are only 2 things that can cause this problem. A failed ignition module or a wiring problem. The wiring problem can be a simple short or a broken power lead. All of the stove top ignitors are in a series parallel connection and if one of the burmer control shorts you loose the stove top. With nothing is lighting oven and burners it sure points toward the ignition module or power to the module.
Serial number labels are usually located in any one of a number of places -
Under the cooktop in one of the corners Inside the oven door frame (not on the door) Behind the bottom drawer pullout on the oven, left hand side Oven back.
If this unit is anything less than 20 years old, there will be a label somewhere.
Reply back you findings and I can give you more information as to how to repair, and we can identify part numbers. You might also try www.repairclinic.com and see if you can drill down through parts when only knowing the manufacturer.
Lets take the oven problem first. Sounds like you have a Hot Surface Ignitor problem. This is the device that glows and lights the burner. You can buy a universal ignitor at most appliance or heating and air conditioning supply houses. Note carefully how the old one is mounted. You may have to make some adjustments to mount the new ignitor, but it MUST be close to the gas burner like the old one! You don't smell gas because the gas valve will not open until the ignitor is hot. All ignitors work with the same voltage, so simply connect the new wires to the old ones.
I'm not certain if you have a standing pilot for the stove top burners or electronic ignition. Remove the top panel to check. If you have a gas pilot, relight it. If electronic ignition, clean the ignitors. If that does not solve the problem you may have to call a technician, as these systems can be complex.
Hello paultoledoWelcome to fixya. I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
You said, You got a 5-year old Tappan gas range. Two of the burners don't
ignite, the other two and the oven are fine. What do you need to do to
fix the problem? Sounds like a yes from where I'm sitting, your right on target, buying a new spark module will fix it.
That sounds like the spark modules. I think you are correct!
Let me know if you need me! Please remember to leave a solved rating! Huum
I would suggest looking at how long before the bake burner ignites. If taking longer than 5 minutes before it ignites, then you are looking at a possible bad ignitor. The ignitors just don't last more than 5 yrs with regular use.