Question about Tappan MGF500PBW Gas Kitchen Range
The pilot light ignition is clicking constantly regardless if the burners are turned on. The gas turns on when you turn on the burner knobs but continues to click. When you turn all the oven/burner knobs off the clicking continues constantly. Have unplugged range and turned off gas value.
Prior to this, when you heat up the oven, the gas would turn off and the pilot light ignition would start clicking
SOURCE: Tappan Gas stove
The pilot adjustment screw is located on the back side of the oven temperature thermostat. Lift the cook top to access it. Use a flat screwdriver to adjust... counter clockwise= bigger flame.
Posted on Aug 15, 2007
Turning any knob starts the spark via a switch behind each which should disengage when the (any) knob is turn further.
One of your switches is stuck.
I think you should be able to remove the range-top for access and find the offending switch.
It is probably gummy from a spill and is no longer in solid contact with the cam that operates it.
A solvent/lubricant such as WD-40 sprayed on the plunger of the switch once you can see it and operating the knob back and forth should free it up.
It might be wise to turn off the gas supply while tinkering with the range - blow your house away and the range won't matter. :-(
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
There is no way to light the oven manually. The gas valve will not open until the oven ignitor draws enough current. But replacing the ignitor will fix ya up.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
check the burner socket, it is likely that contact is being lost where the burner connects to the hardwired portion of the system (the socket). It is not unusual for the socket to "burn up" when there is a poor connection to the burner resulting in the burner being replaced and the new burner not working or working intermittently.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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