Please help. I bought an older home that contains a Tappan Centennial electric stove. The oven and the two front burners work fine. However, the two rear burner (left and right) don't work properly. They burn only on red hot whether I turn the knobs to high or to simmer; there is absolutely no difference. I tried exchanging the element from the working front one to the bad back one, but there was no difference. The back still worked improperly.
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I take it this is an electric stove. The display and controller only are used for the oven operation. Check to make sure you have power coming in on all three contacts. If it's electric, it uses 1/2 of the 220 for the burners and the other for the controller. I assume you have already tried un-pluging it and plugging it back in. There should be a tech sheet in the back of the oven. If there is somebody that can read some simple voltage or has a meter make sure power is getting to the controll board. If it is, your controller is probably bad. Hope this helps.
You need to check the connection at the back of the unit that hooks to the house power. Turn off breakers or pull fuses before checking. It sounds like you only have half of the voltage you need. One of the wire connectors may be burnt or you may have a problem with the house wiring.
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
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
Older is BETTER !! Replace the igniter,even if it is glowing REPLACE it ! note:there is a 2% chance the safety valve is the problem.And I'll bet you ,you are in the 98% side on this one.EVEN THOUGH YOU SEE IT GLOW -----IF ITS JUST GLOWING---------GLOWING--------GLOWING---------it's gone ! ! Please Rate This & Thank You ! !