Tappan Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Tappan oven light won’t turn on or won’t turn off, this article is for you. Today, we will look at Tappan oven light problems and how to fix them.

Tappan Oven Light Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Tappan oven light won’t turn on and how to fix them.

1. Light Bulb

A faulty light bulb is the most likely reason why your Tappan oven light won’t turn on. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan oven light bulb…

Step 1: Go to the rear of the oven.

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

Step 3: Go to the front of the oven.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

Step 5: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 6: You will see the light bulb on the left or right side of the oven’s upper back panel. Flip down the metal retainer which holds the light bub cover in place.

Step 7: Remove the light bulb cover.

Step 8: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 9: Get a new Tappan oven light bulb.

Step 10: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 11: Return the light cover as well.

Step 12: Flip back the metal retainer which holds the light cover in place.

Step 13: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 14: Shut the oven door.

Step 15: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

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

2. Light Socket

If your Tappan oven light still won’t turn on after replacing the bulb, you should test and maybe replace the socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Tappan oven light socket…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven to avoid the risk of electrocution. You can do this by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

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

Step 4: Flip down the metal wire retainer which holds the light bulb cover in place.

Step 5: Remove the light bulb cover and set it aside.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 7: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. Get a Philips head screwdriver and take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 8: Pull the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a flat and sturdy surface.

Step 9: Go to the rear of the oven.

Step 10: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

Step 11: Set the access panel aside.

Step 12: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket.

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Step 13: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 14: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 15: Look at the reading on the multimeter’s display. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading the light socket is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 16: Using a flat blade screwdriver, depress the tabs on the sides of the light socket which hold it to the oven.

Step 17: Remove the light socket from the oven.

Step 18: Get a new Tappan oven light socket.

Step 19: Push the new light socket into the oven.

Step 20: Go to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 22: Hold the panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 24: Return the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 25: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 26: Return the light cover as well.

Step 27: Flip back the metal wire retainer which holds the light cover in place.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the outlet.

Step 29: Shut the oven door.

Step 30: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the oven’s power cord back in.

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

3. Door Light Switch

If both the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty, check the door light switch next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Tappan oven light switch…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

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

Step 3: Go to the front of the oven.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 6: Lift the stove top and support it using a thick piece of wood.

Step 7: Disconnect the wire plug from the door light switch.

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

Step 9: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the door light switch. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter’s display, the door light switch is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 10: Squeeze the tabs together and push the light switch out.

Step 11: Get a new Tappan oven light switch.

Step 12: Push the new light switch into the oven.

Step 13: Connect the wire plug to the light switch.

Step 14: Remove the piece of wood and lower the stove top.

Step 15: Return the screws which hold the stove top in place.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

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Step 17: Go back to the oven’s rear and plug the power cord back into the outlet.

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

4. Damaged Wires

If your Tappan oven light won’t turn on still, the wires connected to the socket or door light switch may be faulty. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket and switch. If the wires appear faulty in any way, contact a technician to fix or replace them.

5. Touchpad

If you have checked the components above but they aren’t faulty, a faulty touchpad may be why your Tappan oven light won’t turn on. Some oven’s have an “Oven Light” button on the control panel. If the touchpad fails, the light won’t turn on when you press the button. Follow these steps to replace the touchpad of your Tappan oven…

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

Step 2: Remove the oven’s upper rear panel by taking out the Philips head screws which hold it in place.

Step 3: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the control board in place as well.

Step 4: Get a putty knife and use it to carefully pry off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 5: Get a new touchpad and peel off the backing.

Step 6: Stick the new touchpad to the control board.

Step 7: Screw the board back to the oven using the Philips head screws.

Step 8: Return the oven’s upper rear access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 9: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

6. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Tappan oven light won’t turn on. The control board sends voltage to the oven light in order for it to function. So, if it fails, your Tappan oven light won’t turn on. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, follow these to replace the board…

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

Step 2: Remove the oven’s back panel by taking out the Philips head screws which hold it in place.

Step 3: Take a picture of the control board to note where each wire goes.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the board in place.

Step 6: Get a new board.

Step 7: Peel the touchpad off the old board and stick it to the new one.

Step 8: Screw the board back to the oven and reconnect the wires. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 9: Return the oven’s upper panel and the screws which secure them.

Step 10: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the board in your Tappan oven.

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Tappan Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Tappan oven light won’t turn off…

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1. Door Isn’t Closed

If your Tappan oven door isn’t closed, it won’t come in contact with the light switch to turn off the oven light. Shut the oven door completely. If the door is completely closed but your Tappan oven light still won’t turn off, keep reading. However, if the door doesn’t close properly, the door hinges or door seal could be faulty. Read this article: Tappan Oven Door [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the door seal or hinges in your Tappan oven.

2. Door Light Switch

If your Tappan oven light still won’t turn off after the door is closed properly, the light switch may be faulty. If the light switch fails, it won’t send a signal to the light to turn off when you close the door. To determine if the light switch is faulty, you will need to test it using a multimeter. Read the “Tappan Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to test and replace the door light switch in your Tappan oven.

3. Faulty Touchpad

Some ovens have an “Oven Light” button on the control panel. This button is used to control the light in the oven. If the touchpad fails, the light won’t turn off even when you press the button. If the door light switch isn’t faulty but your Tappan oven light won’t turn off, you should try replacing the touchpad. Read the “Tappan Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the touchpad of your Tappan oven.

4. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Tappan oven light won’t turn off. The control board sends voltage to the oven light in order for it to function. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the light even when you don’t want it to. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, the control board is probably the reason why your Tappan oven light won’t turn off. Read the “Tappan Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board in your Tappan oven.

Tappan Gas Stove Not Lighting — How To Fix

If your Tappan gas stove won’t light, the igniter is most likely faulty. Read this article: Tappan Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to test and replace the igniter in your Tappan gas stove. If your Tappan gas stove still won’t light after replacing the igniter, the wires, safety valve, or control board could be faulty. To know how to test and replace these components, read the “Tappan Oven Igniter” article above.

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