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Tappan - Model 36-3052-23

The Range has not been hooked up in several years, but has been stored properly and is in Great shape (almost new). It had limited use before it was stored. When I hooked it up, the range top burners work properly , but the oven will not ignite..... the oven igniter glows red hot , but no gas to burner. There is a separate small manual valve just below the range top that controls gas to the oven, and it is on and working properly. I tested the voltage going to the safety valve and it appears that it is around 6 volts with the oven off and jumps to 120 volts when i turn the oven to 350. Can you tell me if the safety valve needs to be replaced? Is there a troubleshooting manual you can point me to? I do not want to order the wrong parts.

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My tappan stove lights the burners it takes a while when i need to use the oven for the oven to turn on when every thing is turned of it the gas still comes out no idea ????

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Re: Tappan - Model 36-3052-23

I suspect you may have a bad igniter. They will still glow nice and hot, but if they are weak the gas valve will not open. This is actually a safety feature. Depending on which type you have, the glow bar igniter is supposed to draw a certain current potential before the gas valve will open. Here's the current readings for both types: Round Glow Bar: 2.7 to 3.2 amps Square Glow Bar: 3.2 to 3.7 amps I would try to to determine if the igniter is good or bad before proceeding with a gas valve replacement. Generally, the igniter is a common fail item. Let me know if this helps.

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