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Tappan oven won't turn on after cleaning

I cleaned the stove top and ran the self-clean cycle last night and now none of the buttons controlling the oven are responding. the ones for the clock, etc. are working.

Tappan oven model # 30 4989 00/04

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Re: tappan oven won't turn on after cleaning

I don't precisely understand...responding. I assume that if you say oven on that the oven isn't heating but the indicator controls are working. This has several possibilities. First, do turn your circuit breakers off then on...there are two linked together. This may reset something. If that fails, your problems are likely in either the high limit safety switch or the heating elements. The elements are more likely. To check them, turn off the power and remove them from the oven. This is usually by taking out one screw and unclipping the element. See if the element is bulged or damaged. If not, use a multitester to see if one of them is not conducting. Replace it. High limit should conduct fully. Use the curcuit diagram on the stove to determine its location.

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