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Tappan gas stove,oven not lighting

All four top burners work.oven igniter doesn't work and their is no smell of gas,any ideas?

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  • sommerrain Jun 09, 2008

    I have a tappan stove... we are unable to light the stove and oven without the use of matches! Help please what could be the issue.

  • isaacsped Sep 11, 2008

    I used my oven on yesterday morning. By evening, the oven would not light. Is it possible that the oven timer could cause this problem?

  • fabivane Oct 16, 2008

    Oven is not working /no gas smell or nothing , I was told that it was the" electronicc cloc control" . If this is the case why does the time clock is working fine? some one please help me we will need oven for Thank's Giving Day .HELP GURU

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    Tappan gas stove,oven not lighting

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    need the installation manual

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I am unable to use my oven on my tappan gas range. every other part of the range works wonderfully. the oven just will not light

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Yes replace the lower oven ig nighter you can do this from inside the oven pull the racks out then locate two screws in the bottom oven pan take the out pull the bottom plate then pull the flame spredder pan and you will see the glow bar replace that most common for you compliant

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