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I rent & have a Tappan electric range. How do I start the self cleaning on it. Can't locate model # in order to get manual

I push the clean button on the control panel and the light comes on for a few seconds and then goes off. Can't locate a model number so I can order a manual from Tappan.

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  • John Mock Mar 26, 2014

    Hi Patsy Roose, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Where all have you looked for the model number? Some of the places that they put the model number plate are, on the back, on one of the front struts when you pull out the drawer, sometimes they also put the plate underneath the surface units. One way you can find it in the last area is by pulling out some of your surface units and looking through the hole with a flashlight to see if you can see the model number plate. Hope this helps you find your model number. I wish I could help you with the self cleaning problem but I am not real familiar with that model.



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