Tappan Oven Is Not Working [Proven Solutions]

If your Tappan oven is not working and you would like to fix it yourself, you are in the right place. In this article, we will look at the possible reasons why your Tappan oven is not working and what to do about them.

Tappan Oven Display Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Insufficient Power

If your Tappan oven is not working, it may be because the oven isn’t receiving sufficient voltage. Gas ovens require 120 volts to operate while electric ovens require 240 volts. If the electrical outlet doesn’t provide the right amount of voltage, the oven won’t turn on. Below, we have listed the steps to follow in order to test your Tappan oven’s electrical outlet…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

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

Step 3: Get a voltmeter.

Step 4: Turn the voltmeter’s dial to the volts ac setting.

Step 5: Insect the first probe of the voltmeter into the top hole of the electrical outlet. Make sure you don’t touch the metal portion of the probe while you do this.

Step 6: Now, insert the other probe into the hole in the right.

Step 7: Note down the reading you see on the voltmeter and lift the probe out of the hole on the right.

Step 8: Insert the probe into the left hole and note down the reading as well. The reading should be around 120 v for a gas oven and 240 v for an electric oven. If the reading is over 10 volts higher or lower than the voltage required for the oven, contact an electrician to change the outlet.

2. Thermal Fuse

If you are sure that your Tappan oven is receiving the right amount of voltage but it still won’t work, the thermal fuse may be faulty. If the oven heats up too much, it could cause the thermal fuse to burn out. If the fuse burns out, the oven won’t turn on and the display will be blank. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the thermal fuse in your Tappan oven…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Push the oven far away from the wall.

Step 3: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower rear access panels of the oven in place.

Step 6: Set the access panels aside.

Step 7: You should see the thermal fuse close to the terminals of one of the heating element. Disconnect the wires connected to the thermal fuse.

Step 8: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 9: Touch the multimeter to the terminals of the thermal fuse. If the multimeter shows a reading, the thermal fuse is still good. However, if you don’t see a reading, the thermal fuse doesn’t have continuity. This means that the component is faulty.

Step 10: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Get a new thermal fuse for your Tappan oven.

Step 12: Position the fuse on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower access panels.

Step 15: Hold the access panels in place with the screws.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 17: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test and replace the thermal fuse in an oven.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why the display of your Tappan oven is not working. The control board is the brains behind the whole oven. This component sends voltage to all the other components in order for the oven to function. If the board fails, the oven will not work. If you have checked the power supply and thermal fuse but they aren’t the cause of the problem, the control board probably is. Read this article: Tappan Oven Element [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Tappan oven.

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Gas Tappan Oven Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Igniter

A faulty igniter is the first and most likely reason why your gas Tappan oven is not working. When the bake feature is selected, the igniter heats up. Once the igniter is hot enough, the safety valve will open up and send gas to the igniter to light. If the igniter fails, it will not heat up. This will prevent the oven from working. Read this article: Tappan Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to test and replace the igniter in a Tappan oven if your Tappan oven is not working.

2. Safety Valve

If the igniter isn’t faulty but your gas Tappan oven is not working, the safety valve is the next component to check. The safety valve sends gas to the igniter to light. If the valve fails, it will not send gas to the igniter even when it’s hot enough. Read the “Tappan Oven Igniter” article in the section directly above this one to replace the safety valve in your Tappan oven.

3. Wires

If both the safety valve and igniter aren’t faulty but your gas Tappan oven is not working, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the safety valve and igniter. If the wire appear cut, burnt, or damaged in any way, contact a technician to replace them.

4. Pressure Regulator

This components monitors the gas pressure in an oven so that the flame isn’t too high or too low. If the pressure regulator fails, the gas pressure may be so low that the oven won’t work. Since you can’t really test a pressure regulator, make sure to check the other components above  before replacing it. Read this article: Tappan Oven Is Not Heating [Proven Solutions] to replace the pressure regulator of your Tappan oven.

5. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your gas Tappan oven is not working. The control board sends voltage to the igniter and safety valve in order for them to function. If the board fails, these components won’t receive the voltage needed to operate. If you have checked everything above but they aren’t the cause of the problem, read the “Tappan Oven Element” article in the “Tappan Oven Display Not Working” section above to replace the control board.

Electric Tappan Oven Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Bake Element

If your electric Tappan oven is not working, the bake element is most likely faulty. The bake element is one of the main heating components in an electric oven. So, if it fails, the oven will not work. Test your Tappan oven element with a multimeter to determine if its faulty. If you don’t know how to test or replace your bake element, read the “Tappan Oven Element” article in the “Tappan Oven Display Not Working” section above .

2. Wires

If the bake element isn’t faulty but your electric Tappan oven is not working, the next thing to check is the wires connected to the terminals. Lift off the oven’s lower rear access panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires appear cut, burnt, or damaged in any way, contact a technician to replace them.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your electric Tappan oven is not working. Since the control board sends voltage to the bake element, if it fails, the oven will not work. Before replacing the board, make sure to check the bake element and wires. If they aren’t faulty but your Tappan oven is not working, read the “Tappan Oven Element” article in the “Tappan Oven Display Not Working” section above.

Tappan Oven Burner Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Spark Electrode

A faulty spark electrode is the most likely reason why the gas burner of your Tappan oven is not working. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan stove top’s spark electrode…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 3: Lift the grates off the stove top.

Step 4: Remove the caps from all the burner bases.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the burner bases in place using a 3/16th inch nut driver.

Step 6: Lift the burner bases off and set them aside.

Step 7: Using a quarter inch nut driver, take out the screws which hold the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 8: Open the oven door.

Step 9: Note where each control knob goes on the front panel then pull them off.

Step 10: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws underneath the front panel. There are two screws.

Step 11: Remove the panel and take out the two screws underneath the stove top as well.

Step 12: Lift the stove top off the oven.

Step 13: Detach the spark electrode you want to replace from the orifice holder.

Step 14: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wire from the spark electrode.

Step 15: Get a new spark electrode for your Tappan stove top.

Step 16: Connect the wire to the electrode and position it in the orifice holder.

Step 17: Reposition the stove top on the oven making sure that the orifice holders stick out of it.

Step 18: Return the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 19: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 20: Push the oven control knobs back into place.

Step 21: Shut the door.

Step 22: Return the quarter inch screws which hold the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 23: Reposition the burner bases and secure them with the screws.

Step 24: Place the caps back on the burner bases.

Step 25: Return the burner grates as well.

Step 26: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 27: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 28: Return the oven to its usual position.

2. Spark Switch Assembly

If the burner of your Tappan oven is not working even after replacing the electrode, you should replace the spark switch assembly. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan stove top spark switch assembly…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

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

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

Step 4: Remove the burner grates from the stove top.

Step 5: Lift the burner caps off as well.

Step 6: Using a 3/16th inch nut driver, take out the screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top.

Step 7: Remove the burner bases and set them aside.

Step 8: Using a quarter inch nut driver, take out the screws which hold the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 9: Note where each control knob goes on the front panel then pull them off.

Step 10: Open the oven door.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the front panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 12: Set the front panel aside.

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

Step 14: Pull the stove top forward and lift it off.

Step 15: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower rear access panel.

Step 16: Set the panel aside.

Step 17: Trace the black wire from the spark switch assembly to the oven’s rear.

Step 18: Disconnect the wire.

Step 19: Disconnect the other spark switch wire from the spark module.

Step 20: Pull off the switches from the valve stems.

Step 21: Get a new spark switch assembly.

Step 22: Push the switches onto the valve stems.

Step 23: Connect the wire to the spark module.

Step 24: Pass the other wire to the oven’s rear and reconnect it.

Step 25: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 26: Place the stove top back on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 27: Return the oven’s front panel and secure using the two Philips head screws.

Step 28: Shut the door.

Step 29: Push the control knobs back onto the oven’s front panel.

Step 30: Secure the orifice holders to the stove top using the screws.

Step 31: Return the burner bases and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 32: Place the caps back on the bases.

Step 33: Return the burner grates.

Step 34: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 35: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 36: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

3. Spark Module

If both the spark electrode and switch assembly aren’t faulty, but the burner of your Tappan oven is not working, the spark module should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the spark module in your Tappan stove…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

Step 2: Unplug the power cord from the outlet for safety.

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

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the spark module access panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Disconnect the wire plug from the spark module.

Step 6: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 7: Lift the spark module of the oven’s side bracket.

Step 8: Get a new spark module.

Step 9: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the old spark module and connect them to the new one. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 10: Position the new spark module on the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Reconnect the wire plug to the access panel.

Step 12: Position the panel on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 14: Turn on the gas supply and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark module in a Tappan stove.

Electric Tappan Stove Top Not Working — How To Fix

If your electric Tappan stove top is not working, the element coil is most likely faulty. Follow these steps to replace this component…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Lift the element coil you want to replace.

Step 3: Pull the element coil terminals off the receptacle.

Step 4: Get a new element coil.

Step 5: Insert the element coil terminals into the receptacle.

Step 6: Lower the coil into the drip pan.

Step 7: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

If your Tappan stove top still doesn’t work after replacing the element coil, the receptacle is most likely faulty. Follow these steps to replace this component…

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

Step 2: Lift the drip pan with the receptacle you want to replace.

Step 3: Pull the terminals off the receptacle and remove the drip pan as well.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the receptacle to the stove top.

Step 5: Lift the stove top.

Step 6: Cut the receptacle wires about three inches away from the terminals block using a pair of pliers or wire strippers.

Step 7: Get the new receptacle kit.

Step 8: Select the mounting bracket and terminal block from the kit. Make sure to choose the mounting bracket that is similar to the old one.

Step 9: Position the bracket on the terminal block and insert the two wires into it.

Step 10: Pull off the cut insulation from the ends of the wires.

Step 11: Now, take the receptacle to the oven.

Step 12: Strip 3/8ths of an inch of the stove top wires using a pair of wire strippers.

Step 13: Slide heat shrink tubes over the receptacle wires.

Step 14: Match the receptacle wires to the stove top wires and secure using ceramic wire nuts.

Step 15: Slide the heat shrink tubes over the nuts.

Step 16: Shrink the tubes over the nuts using a heat gun. Make sure not to melt the tubes

Step 17: Lower the stove top and screw the receptacle back to it.

Step 18: Reposition the drip pan.

Step 19: Insert the element terminals into the receptacle and lower it into the drip pan.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the receptacle in your Tappan stove.

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