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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If you are referring to the top of the oven cavity itself (the ceiling in the oven) you may be describing the flue gasket and flue that is mounted on the top of the oven cavity. The part numbers are 316116600 and 316204401, respectively.
If you are referring to the top panel of the stove directly under the console, and in back of the surface burners, you may be describing the oven vent opening. It is normal for this vent to have oven heat escaping it. That's what it is for. That's also why you do not leave anything on the stove top while baking. There is a vent cover that is supposed to install over the opening. The part number is 316104500.
If the model number is correct, you can refer to pcappliancerepair.com for illustrated parts listings. The flue gasket and flue are listed under the "Body" section as items 35 and 36, respectively.
The top vent cover is listed under the Top/Drawer section as item 25.
Please review the parts listings for clarification. If I have identified the wrong parts, based on your description, or if the model number is not correct, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
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.
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