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We have an O'keefe and Merritt double over range. The bottom oven comes on but it will not heat up as you set the Thermostat at higher settings. It won't heat up enough to broil with it. The Model # 72 6639 17. My guess, it probably needs a thermostat replacement. If so where can we find one. Best, Ray

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I have an O'Keefe & Merritt double oven gas stove. The model number is 72 7242 23. The upper oven is about the size of a large microwave and sits above the range burners. The lower (full-size) oven is below the burner unit and includes a broiler draw below it.
So, when you say, double oven, I wonder if you are just talking about the main oven with broiler drawer (both of which are below the burner unit.)

Mine was a builder-supplied appliance in the new house we purchased in 1986. The upper oven has never performed very well. And, yes the upper oven can only be used for baking.

I have an instruction manual for it, but it doesn't provide that much information. Getting parts for it is extremely difficult, since Tappan is no longer manufacturing this brand. (I've been trying to locate a flat oven ignitor for the upper oven and can't seem to find a replacement that's the same 6-1/3" length.) In the 1980s Tappan apparently purchased O'Keefe & Merritt and marketed this brand for several years. Models originally manufactured by O'Keefe & Merritt in the 1930s-1950s are considered collectible antique stoves!

If you want to email me, I'm at oldvic@erols.com

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First things first. The oven element is totally separate to the grill element. The clock has to have a time set for either the top or bottom oven to work, whereas the grill will work without the clock being set.
The control knob for the top oven is the ONLY control that will turn the top oven lights on, the grill does not turn the lights on. ( If you want to watch your toast, you have to turn the top oven switch on to the first setting as well as operating the grill control).
To prevent the grill being operated with the door shut, there is a micro-switch on the door hinge that allows the grill to operate ONLY when the door is down. The grill control also does not illuminate unless the door is down. There are two options on the grill control - right or left. One way is the inner element only and the other is both inner and outer ones.
So if you have done all that and it still doesn't work, then the micro-switch could be faulty.
Best of luck

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If the fan is working o/k, then I would suggest that bthe oven fan elementt has failed.
This is usually located at the rear of the oven compartment behind a removeable cover.

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I think this is old one with a 3 hours count down ..and it is a classic..with knobs ...(if Im not wrong ) ..in this case you have a knob that moves the red hand ..which set the position where it supposed to buzzz..and the other for arming the spring ...and this is all ..when you arm the spring and set the red into position ..it will count down until the hour will get exactly over the red one ..and buzz..
Let me know more about it ..and I will look for the exact model if it is the case

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SOURCE: I have a double gas oven and no instructions

has anyone got an instruction manual for stoves double oven

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I have an O'Keefe & Merritt double oven gas stove. The model number is 72 7242 23. The upper oven is about the size of a large microwave and sits above the range burners. The lower (full-size) oven is below the burner unit and includes a broiler draw below it.
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