Two top burners would not light, defective switch

ApplianceTappan Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Donald From Middle Village, NY

Mar 09, 2008

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Warning- we found a lot of bare wires in this stove, check your wires before replacing the bad switches. I lifted the top, disconnected the power, pulled off the knobs, unscrewed the switch for the back light, removed seven screws to finally get the front panel off. Once you have the front panel off, changing the swich takes less than a minute. The switches just slide off the gas valve stems. Instructions show how to line up the new D-shaped switch mechanism to match the D-shaped shaft. Gently pull the two wires off the old switch and slide onto the new switch. Then put the panel back.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Gas Spark Ignition Switch

Part Number: PS437415

In Stock