I just signed a lease for an older apartment that comes with an older Tappan Gas Range. The top of the range is EXTREMELY hot, even when it isn't on. How can I fix it? Can it be fixed? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Tappan Gas Range
Most likely has "ON PILOTS" As opposed to (electronic ignition/ Ignitors).. Change the stove to a more efficient model and being gas do "NOT" Do it yourself Period!.(Please)..Install should be tested and approved..
Call a local professional specialized in LP/Natural Gas Appliances. Flex lines on older Stoves tended to break down causing leaks as well as older construction codes where Black pipe feeds and shut-off valves break down after time. Sorry for the Negative info but Ive seen some Slum-lord homes in my days doing service calls.. Keep it shut off until you can get it fixed professionally..
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If its an older model gas stove, then its normal. I have an older gas stove and the knobs get a little hot when the oven is on. Nothing that prevents me from using it, but enough to notice they are warm.
If its a newer stove, you should contact the manufacturer. Without knowing more info, I can only give a general answer.
If you're renting in an apartment then talk to the management or maintenance. If you're leasing the stove, call the company its being leased from.
Yes those are pilot lights and this is perfectly normal in fact only be concerned if they are not lit. This is just a fact of life with gas ovens. Little bit spooky huh? That's why I have always preferred electric ranges but gas is preferred by many.
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.
hi thanks for the question yes this problem is very popular in gas ovens even though theigniter lights up its not hot enough to ignite the gas and also with this problem it wont reach the set tempeture thanks the appliance doc