Tappan Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Tappan oven element is not working and you would like to learn how to fix it, this article is for you. Today, we will look at Tappan oven element problems and how to fix them.

Tappan Oven Element Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Tappan oven element is not working and how to fix them.

1. Bake Element

If your Tappan oven element is not working, it is most likely because it has failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Tappan oven element…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the lower access panel.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element.

Step 4: Test the element using a multimeter. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 5: Open the oven door and remove the racks.

Step 6: There are two screws on the oven’s lower back wall which hold the element in place. Take out these two screws using the Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Pull the element out of the oven.

Step 8: Get a new Tappan oven element.

Step 9: Position the element in the oven and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 10: Return the racks to the oven and shut the door.

Step 11: Go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s lower rear access panel and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Tappan oven element.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Tappan oven element still doesn’t work after being replaced, the wires may be damaged. Disconnect the oven’s power and remove the lower rear access panel. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires appear damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Control Board

The control board sends voltage to the oven element in order for it to function. So, if the control board fails, your Tappan oven element won’t receive voltage to operate. Follow these steps to replace this component…

Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker or unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Remove the oven’s upper rear access panel. You will need to take out the Philips head screws which secure it first.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wires connected to the control board. Note where each wire goes by taking a picture.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the oven.

Step 5: Get a new control board and screw it to the oven.

Step 6: Using the picture you took for reference, reconnect the wires to the control board.

Step 7: Return the oven’s upper rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 8: Plug the oven’s cord back in or switch the circuit breaker on.

Tappan Oven Broil Element — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your broil Tappan oven element is not working and how to fix them.

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1. Broil Element

If your broil Tappan oven element is not working, it should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the broil element in your Tappan oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panels in place.

Step 7: Set the access panels aside.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the broil element. The element terminals are on the oven’s upper rear.

Step 9: Test the broil element with a multimeter. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the broil element is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s interior and take out the two screws on the upper back wall which hold the broil element in place.

Step 11: Take out the other two screws at the top of the oven as well.

Step 12: Pull the broil element forward and remove it from the oven.

Step 13: Get a new broil element.

Step 14: Position the element in the oven and return the screws on the back wall which secure it.

Step 15: Return the other two screws at the top of the oven as well.

Step 16: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 17: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 18: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 19: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the broil element.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s rear access panels.

Step 21: Hold the panels in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker off.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your broil Tappan oven element.

2. Damaged Wires

If your broil Tappan oven element still won’t work after being replaced, you should check the wires next. Remove the oven’s upper rear access panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the broil element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Thermostat

The thermostat monitors the broil element temperature. If the thermostat fails, the broil element won’t turn on. Below, we show you how to replace the thermostat in your Tappan oven…

Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: The thermostat’s capillary tube is on the oven interior’s upper back wall. Detach the capillary tube from the clips.

Step 5: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. Take out the Philips head screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear and top panels in place.

Step 7: Lift the panels up and set them aside.

Step 8: Pull off the temperature control knob.

Step 9: Take out the two screws which hold the thermostat in place.

Step 10: Note where each wire goes to on the thermostat.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Step 12: Pass the capillary tube out through the hole in the top of the oven in order to fully remove the thermostat.

Step 13: Get a new thermostat and pass the capillary tube through the hole in the top of the oven.

Step 14: Reconnect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 15: Position the thermostat on the oven and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 16: Push the control knob back onto the thermostat shaft.

Step 17: Reposition the top and rear panels on the oven.

Step 18: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 19: Position the capillary tube on the clips.

Step 20: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 21: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 22: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 23: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 24: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the thermostat in an oven.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Tappan oven broil element is not working. The control board sends voltage to the oven components, including the broil element. If the control board fails, it won’t send the voltage needed for the broil element to operate. If all the components above aren’t faulty, read the “Tappan Oven Element Is Not Working” section above to replace the control board in your Tappan oven.

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How To Test Tappan Oven Element

To test your Tappan oven element, simply follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Uninstall the element from the oven.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

Step 3: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, calibrate it. Do this by touching the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

Step 5: Touch each multimeter probes to the element’s terminals.

Step 6: Look at the multimeter’s display. If the display doesn’t change or the needle doesn’t move, the element is faulty. However, if you see a reading, the element is still good. Read the “Tappan Oven Element Is Not Working” section above to replace the bake element in your Tappan oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Tappan oven element.

Tappan Stove Top Element Is Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Tappan stove top is not working and what to do about them.

1. Radiant Element

If your Tappan stove top element is not working, you should replace it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the radiant element of your Tappan stove top…

Step 1: Go the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Pull off all the control knobs. Make sure to note where each one goes.

Step 4: Now, remove the retainers which hold the oven’s front panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel up and disconnect the wire harnesses.

Step 6: Set the panel aside and take out the screws which hold the metal plate in place.

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Step 7: Unscrew the grounding wire from the plate as well.

Step 8: Disconnect the two wire harnesses from the metal plate and set it aside.

Step 9: Open the oven door.

Step 10: Take out the screws at the top and bottom of the control cover which secure it.

Step 11: Lift the cover off and set aside.

Step 12: Pull the gasket off the edge of the glass stove top.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 14: Note where each wire harness is positioned, then lift the stove top.

Step 15: Place the stove top on a towel lined sturdy surface with the top faced down.

Step 16: Using a flat head screwdriver, detach the bracket which secures the element you want to replace.

Step 17: Lift the element off the stove top making sure to note how it is positioned first.

Step 18: Get a new element for your Tappan stove top.

Step 19: Position the element on the stove top.

Step 20: Disconnect the wires from the old element and connect them to the new one. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 21: Reposition the bracket which holds the element in place.

Step 22: Lift the stove top and reposition it on the oven.

Step 23: Secure the stove top using the Philips head screws.

Step 24: Reposition the control cover and return the screws at the top and bottom which secure it.

Step 25: Shut the oven door.

Step 26: Take the metal panel back to the oven and reconnect the wire harnesses.

Step 27: Screw the grounding wire back to the metal plate.

Step 28: Secure the metal plate using the Philips head screws.

Step 29: Return the control panel to the oven and reconnect the wires.

Step 30: Secure the control panel using the retainers.

Step 31: Push the control knobs back onto the control panel.

Step 32: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Tappan stove top element.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Tappan stove top element still won’t work after being replaced, check the wires next. Inspect all the wires connected to the terminals of the element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to replace the element wires.

3. Element Switch

This is the final possible reason why your Tappan stove top element won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the element switch of your Tappan stove…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Pull off the control knob of the faulty element. You can use a piece of string for this.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place. Do this using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Set the panel aside.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the element switch to the stove.

Step 7: Get a new element switch.

Step 8: Position the new element switch on the stove and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the element switch.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the new element switch. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s upper rear access panel.

Step 12: Hold the access panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 13: Push the element control knob back onto the element switch.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element switch of your Tappan stove.

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