Tappan Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Tappan oven igniter is not working or if it keeps clicking, this article is for you. Today, we will look at Tappan oven igniter problems and how to fix them.

Tappan Oven Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Tappan oven igniter is not working and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Tappan oven igniter is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan oven igniter…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply as well for safety.

Step 4: Open the door of the oven.

Step 5: Flip the latches on the oven door towards yourself.

Step 6: Close the door till it stops.

Step 7: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 8: Set the door aside on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 9: Pull out the oven’s bottom drawer and set it aside.

Step 10: Look underneath the oven, you will see the igniter wire plug on the left. Disconnect the wire plug from the igniter.

Step 11: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 12: Using a flat blade screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 13: Lift the panel out of the oven.

Step 14: Using a square head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the heat shield in place.

Step 15: Lift the heat shield out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 16: Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube to the oven.

Step 17: Lift the burner tube out of the oven.

Step 18: Now, take out the screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 19: Get a new Tappan oven igniter.

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Step 20: Position your new Tappan oven igniter on the burner tube.

Step 21: Secure the igniter using the two screws.

Step 22: Take the burner tube assembly back to the oven.

Step 23: Insert the igniter wire plug into the hole in the bottom of the oven.

Step 24: Secure the burner tube to the oven using the two screws.

Step 25: Reposition the heat shield and hold it in place using the square head screws.

Step 26: Return the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 27: Hold the bottom panel in place with the two screws.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Lift the oven door.

Step 30: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 31: Open the door fully.

Step 32: Flip the hinge latches back to secure the door.

Step 33: Shut the door.

Step 34: Reconnect the igniter wire plug underneath the oven.

Step 35: Push the oven’s bottom drawer back into place.

Step 36: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 37: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 38: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Tappan oven igniter, watch the video below.

2. Safety Valve

If your Tappan oven igniter still won’t work after you replace it, you should test the safety valve. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in your Tappan oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

Step 5: Using a 3/4 inch wrench and a 9/16th inch wrench, unscrew the gas tube from the safety valve.

Step 6: Go to the oven’s front pull the bottom drawer forward.

Step 7: Remove the bottom drawer and set it aside.

Step 8: Open the oven door.

Step 9: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 10: Flip the latches on the door hinges towards yourself.

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Step 11: Close the door till it stops.

Step 12: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 13: Set the door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 14: Using a flat blade screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 15: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 16: Take out the screws which hold the heat shield in place.

Step 17: Lift the heat shield out of the oven.

Step 18: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 19: Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube assembly in place.

Step 20: Lift the assembly up and set it on the side.

Step 21: Take out the screw which holds the safety valve’s mounting plate in place.

Step 22: Slide the mounting plate off the safety valve.

Step 23: Take the safety valve out of the oven.

Step 24: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 25: Touch the two multimeter probes to the safety valve in order to test it.

Step 26: Look at the multimeter’s display. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the valve is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 27: Get a new valve and position it in the oven.

Step 28: Place the mounting plate over the safety valve.

Step 29: Secure the valve to the oven using the screw.

Step 30: Reposition the burner tube on the valve.

Step 31: Hold the burner tube assembly in place with the two screws.

Step 32: Connect the wires to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 33: Return the heat shield and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 34: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven.

Step 35: Hold the bottom panel in place with the screws.

Step 36: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 37: Lift the door and insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 38: Open the oven door fully.

Step 39: Flip the hinge latches back and shut the door.

Step 40: Slide the oven’s bottom drawer back into place.

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Step 41: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 42: Reconnect the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 43: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 44: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Tappan oven if your Tappan oven igniter is not working.

3. Damaged Wires

If your Tappan oven igniter won’t work still, check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve and igniter. If the wires appear burnt or cut, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible why your Tappan oven igniter won’t work. The control board sends voltage to the safety valve and igniter. If the control board fails, the igniter and safety valve won’t receive the voltage to operate. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, read this article: Tappan Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Tappan oven.

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How To Test Tappan Oven Igniter

Follow the steps listed below to test your Tappan oven igniter…

Step 1: Uninstall the igniter from the oven. This will enable you to get a more accurate reading.

Step 2: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, touch the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

Step 4: Touch the multimeter probes to the pins in the igniter wire connector.

Step 5: Look at the multimeter’s display. If you see a reading on the display or the needle moves, the igniter is still good. However, if the display doesn’t change, your Tappan oven igniter is faulty and should be replaced.

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

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