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Oven and stove do not lite and display is black

When I turn a knob on the burners, I can smell gas but I hear no clicking noise and it will not light. The oven will not light either and the display is black. I have tried changing the outlet but made no difference and I have checked the breaker, again with no solution.

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    roper stove top

  • Dilbitz Jun 24, 2008

    Same Tappan range. Just happened last night. The only way I can cook right now is if I light the burner with a lighter.

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Sounds like a power problem .. I would first check the cord and ther terminal black if ok then I would go to the control... there is ware I would start..

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I am sorry Sandan2. I didn't finish reading your question. Never mind on what I said here.

If the burners will not shut off sometimes, then there could a gas regulator problem.



One very important question. Is your kitchen stove using Natural Gas or LPG--liquid Petroleum Gas?



If it is using either type of fuel as mention above. It is very important that you contact Appliance repair person that is certified by the state that you live in that he/she is license by the state to work with gas appliances.

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