The Range has not been hooked up in several years, but has been stored properly and is in Great shape (almost new). It had limited use before it was stored. When I hooked it up, the range top burners work properly , but the oven will not ignite..... the oven igniter glows red hot , but no gas to burner. There is a separate small manual valve just below the range top that controls gas to the oven, and it is on and working properly. I tested the voltage going to the safety valve and it appears that it is around 6 volts with the oven off and jumps to 120 volts when i turn the oven to 350. Can you tell me if the safety valve needs to be replaced? Is there a troubleshooting manual you can point me to? I do not want to order the wrong parts.
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Re: Tappan - Model 36-3052-23
I suspect you may have a bad igniter. They will still glow nice and hot, but if they are weak the gas valve will not open. This is actually a safety feature. Depending on which type you have, the glow bar igniter is supposed to draw a certain current potential before the gas valve will open. Here's the current readings for both types:
Round Glow Bar: 2.7 to 3.2 amps
Square Glow Bar: 3.2 to 3.7 amps
I would try to to determine if the igniter is good or bad before proceeding with a gas valve replacement. Generally, the igniter is a common fail item. Let me know if this helps.
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the owners manual will not give you any repair info. Only use instructions. Your model has an oven safety gas valve that opens only after the secondary pilot heats the end of capillary properly. You may need to clean/replace the pilot assembly OR replace the oven safety valve. If you need the valve, look on ebay because these things are over $275 from Tappan.
Good Afternoon Esmond, this is Z. I am happy to assist you!
The serial tag of your range, which lists your model number, may be found in the storage drawer, on the right side or on the front of the oven, in the upper left corner, as you open the door. I hope this information proves useful.
yes you can replace it....you actually get the entire top not just the glass....Tappan is a spin off of Fridgidaire so you would have to get ahold of them to get the top just need to give them your model number....price usually ranges from $200 to $350
Serial number labels are usually located in any one of a number of places -
Under the cooktop in one of the corners Inside the oven door frame (not on the door) Behind the bottom drawer pullout on the oven, left hand side Oven back.
If this unit is anything less than 20 years old, there will be a label somewhere.
Reply back you findings and I can give you more information as to how to repair, and we can identify part numbers. You might also try www.repairclinic.com and see if you can drill down through parts when only knowing the manufacturer.
Hello paultoledoWelcome to fixya. I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
You said, You got a 5-year old Tappan gas range. Two of the burners don't
ignite, the other two and the oven are fine. What do you need to do to
fix the problem? Sounds like a yes from where I'm sitting, your right on target, buying a new spark module will fix it.
That sounds like the spark modules. I think you are correct!
Let me know if you need me! Please remember to leave a solved rating! Huum