If your Tappan oven knobs are difficult to turn or you would like to learn how to replace them, you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to fix Tappan oven knob problems.
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Tappan Oven Temperature Knob Not Working — How To Fix
If the temperature control knob of your Tappan oven is not working, the thermostat is faulty. Since the knob is on the shaft of the thermostat, if there isn’t resistance when you turn it, the thermostat should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in your Tappan oven…
Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.
Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.
Step 3: Open the oven door.
Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 5: Get a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 6: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the sides of the oven to the cabinet. If your oven is not installed to a cabinet, skip this step.
Step 7: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.
Step 8: Flip the latches on the door hinges forward in order to release the door.
Step 9: Push the door closed till it stops.
Step 10: Lift the door off and set on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.
Step 11: On the oven interior’s upper back wall, you will see the thermostat’s rod sitting on two clips. Lift the rod off the clips.
Step 12: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the access panel in place.
Step 13: Set the rear access panel aside.
Step 14: Also take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place using the Philips head screwdriver.
Step 15: Set the top panel aside.
Step 16: Pull off your Tappan oven knob.
Step 17: Once you pull off the control knob, you will see two Philips head screws. These screws hold the thermostat in place. Take out the two screws using the Philips head screwdriver.
Step 18: Lift the thermostat.
Step 19: If your thermostat is attached to a selector switch, pull it off.
Step 20: Note where each wire goes on the selector switch by taking a picture.
Step 21: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of needle nose pliers.
Step 22: Pass the thermostat’s rod out through the hole in the top of the oven.
Step 23: Fully remove the thermostat and get a new one.
Step 24: Insert the new thermostat’s rod into the hole.
Step 25: Reconnect the wires to the thermostat. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.
Step 26: Push the thermostat onto the selector switch.
Step 27: Position the switch on the oven and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.
Step 28: Push the control knob back into place.
Step 29: Return the oven’s top panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 30: Reposition the oven’s top panel and secure using the screws.
Step 31: Sit the thermostat’s rod back on the clips on the oven’s upper back wall.
Step 32: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.
Step 33: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.
Step 34: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 35: Lift the oven door.
Step 36: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.
Step 37: Open the oven door fully.
Step 38: Flip the hinge latches back to hold the door in place.
Step 39: Shut the oven door.
Step 40: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the thermostat in an oven.
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How To Replace Tappan Oven Knob
Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan oven knob…
Step 1: Turn the oven off.
Step 2: Get a putty knife or flat blade screwdriver.
Step 3: Carefully pry the knob off using the knife or screwdriver.
Step 4: Get a new Tappan oven knob.
Step 5: Position the hole in the knob on the shaft.
Step 6: Push the knob into place.
Tappan Oven Knob Hard To Turn — How To Fix
If your Tappan oven knob is hard to turn, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Turn the oven off.
Step 2: Unplug the power cord and shut off the gas supply.
Step 3: Pull off the control knob.
Step 4: Get a lubricant. If the lubricant can has a small tube for applying, it will be a lot better.
Step 5: Squirt some of the lubricant into the stem of the control knob.
Step 6: Get a pair of pliers and use it to wiggle the stem around. This will help is loosen up.
Step 7: Once the stem can move freely, push the knob back into place.
Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and turn on the gas supply.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to fix a Tappan oven knob that’s hard to turn.