Everything on our gas stove is working, including the pilot lights. All the knobs are working on stove burners. The oven knob won't stop at the "catch" point. I was told that Tappan was bought out by Frigidaire.
I believe our issue is that we need a new oven thermostat.
Since this appliance is over 30 years old, is there any where on the internet to find this part or is there an equivalent part?
If not, can we repair the oven thermostat and if so, how?
Can you help?
Thank you for your time.
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Re: oven thermostat - schoenberger gas system 1975
Will need to find the correct model # somewhere on the range then go to www.appliancepartspros.com or www.www3.sears.com and you will find it there. I found thermostats on those sites for a model # close to yours and most likely the same one. Sears was about $72 and appliancepartspros was about $78. Hopes this helps.
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most stoves do not have pilot lights but work from a pizo ignition system
when you turn on the gas knob ,the first action is to energize the pizo and that continually sparks to ignite the gas at the hob
the same is with the oven
ovens should be lit with the oven door open and once lit then the door can be closed
First check the book to see if you have a igniter on this stove if so it takes a moment or two to get started, if not you need to light pilot
make sure gas is getting to burner when called for by the thermostat or oven control..
Often times you will have problems with the gas thermostat and not necessarily with the safety valve. Once you have lit the pilot light, turn the oven knob to any temperature. The pilot light should get bigger in size of flame. If not, the thermostat that controls the oven must be replaced. If the pilot light does get bigger, but the stove does not ignite, it is the safety valve.