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Tappan Visualite electric wall oven - around 1960

Top oven has a preset cooking mechanism. I can't get top oven to lite because I don't have the dials lined up properly. Center dial is a clock (not working) a setting for "hrs to cook" & "stop". There is also another knob to the left of the clock which reads (I think) S C O M (4 settings). I can get the oven to work by trial and error - not suitable for holiday cooking. Has anyone ever encountered this problem?

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  • fraucoach Jan 02, 2009

    She said it all...I have the same exact settings and can only work it by trial and error.

  • AbbysNewHome Apr 12, 2009

    I also have a Tappan from 1960's w/ the center clock and two knobs. My problem is there are no numbers on the dials. I'm sure one is the temperature but I don't know what the other one does. No-one can help because I can't find a serial number. A replacement knob from the stores has temp and broil but if I have a separate knob for broil then the temps won't line up. Can anyone tell me whats on these knobs and where I can get replacements even if I don't have the serial number.


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