1958 Tappan range oven valve problem


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Old 05-01-20, 06:07 PM
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1958 Tappan range oven valve problem

This range is at my cottage and gets infrequent use. The gas valves were getting stiff to operate, but did the job.
Yesterday I muscled the oven valve on and there was a "crunch", then the valve rotated more easily. I knew this wasn't a good thing.
Now the oven temp is 100* lower than the knob indication. Knob still rotates thru it's normal range & turns off correctly.
What gave out, is it repairable?
 
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Old 05-01-20, 06:27 PM
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Unfortunately gas valves were never designed to be serviced. It's possible the valve could be replaced. A model number would be helpful.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 08:05 AM
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Got the year wrong--it's 1958, model ZKTV_383.
 
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Old 05-02-20, 11:37 AM
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I corrected the title.

I wasn't able to locate a replacement gas thermostat.
That doesn't mean there isn't one available just that it may not be a "drop-in" ready part.
Stove parts
Stove parts

You may want to consider having that thermostat rebuilt.
Check with this company......... Repco rebuilders
 
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Thank you!

I've written Repco for a quote.

I've never removed the top on this range. I don't see any screws under the front, or along the sides. Is it held on only at the back?
 
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Old 05-04-20, 04:52 PM
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I can't help you there.
Take the knobs off and check in there.
Any screws under the front knob plate and just above the door ?
Is there a gap on the sides approx 3" down ?
 
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It's nothing like that.
Hollow behind the top/front. Valves are attached to a sub-panel. Only their shafts protrude thru holes in the front.
 
 

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