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12-4980-00-03 Tappan Oven - Instructions

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Oven took a long time to light, did not stay lit

  • Customer: Carol from Campus IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Very Easy. Part arrived in less than 48 hours of ordering. Followed the directions included with part and referenced the information posted here.I have no mechanical talent and was able to install the part without difficulty.

Gas oven would not light

  • Customer: Steve from Fredericksburg VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I checked the igniter resistance with an ohm meter. It read about 350 ohms. Voltage across igniter leads with igniter removed was 120 volts when the oven temperature control was turned on, so I knew the gas control and thermostat were ok. The new igniter has a resistance of about 220 ohms, so the difference was apparently enough to keep the oven from turning on. This is the second igniter I've replaced in this 20 year old oven, the first bad igniter had open resistance, obviously since it was visibly cracked. The repair went very fast, directions were great.

would glow but would not ignite

  • Customer: charles from Mount Prospect IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power removed racks removed bottom panel removed flame distribution plate removed igniter i didn't use -the wire nuts 'the wires on the new part were more than long enough so i installed new stake ons reveresd disassembly process turned power back on and now it works great with a factory look

broiler wouldnt fire

  • Customer: max from antioch IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the excellent posted instructions. The hardest part was cleaning up the area behind the stove that hadn't seen daylight in years.

no flame on broiler or oven

  • Customer: david from coalinga CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the ignitor switch, umplug oven turn off gas. removed racks unscrewed two screws in back of oven (inside of oven), removed bottom piece of oven, one screw for broiler cover removed, then two screws for ignitor, cut wires peeled off some excess covering, twisted the new ignitor to wires covered with attached cap tightly replaced two screws in ignitior, replaced one screw in broiler cover, two screws for bottom cover, replaced racks, pluged in turned gas and turned on stove ignitor lit up and started oven broiler, now i can cook again.

Oven heated slowly, then not at all.

  • Customer: Gregg from Roseburg OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. First, I read other people's instructions on this site, and that helped quite a bit. My own model was attached somewhat differently, so I was unable to replace the igniter in the same fashion as others. 2. Turned off the power to the oven after having done the non-electrical work: removed cover plate from bottom of inside oven (two screws in the back) to expose the igniter, and the heat shield from underneath the oven once the oven drawer was removed. Old, old screws so that was a bit of rolling around on the floor. 3. After that it was fairly easy: turned off the breaker, snipped one igniter wire from a plastic harness assembly under the oven and the other from the electrical core underneath the oven which was attached with a clamp. 4. Removed two screws to release the igniter. Now I could work on it in the light. Stripped the old wire underneath the oven, attached the old clamp to the other new wire, and then clamped one wire on and joined the other to the plastic harness wire with the screw cap. It was a bit of effort merely to get at things, but not difficult. Breaker back on, and the oven now works perfectly.

Igniter was past-due for a change-out!

  • Customer: Kevin P. from Chanute KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just opened up the oven and went to work. Really easy repair. Removed floor of oven with two thumb screws. Removed flame diverter plate from burner with one screw. Removed igniter with two screws. Marked top wire, then untwisted old wire nuts to remove the old igniter. Replaced with new igniter and used enclosed new wire nuts. Reassembly was simply the reverse of above. Only issue - I needed longer arms to comfortably reach back into the oven!

oven not heating

  • Customer: Mickey A from Linden MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Oven ignitor glowing but no flame . Tested ignitor w/ ohm meter reading 2.5ohms , should be 3.3 or higher to allow gas flow . Ordered new ignitor , replaces and jackpot !! Oven now fires and heats like new . Thanks for part . Cost , $50 instead of $150 .

The Ignitor had a brunt spot in the center.

  • Customer: Homer from Dayton OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I use a 1/4 in. socket and and ratchet to remove 2 screws and removed cover to get to sheild to unplug the two wire plug . Then used needle nose to remove two conectors from the gas valve.

Would not light.

  • Customer: John from Munster IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed oven racks. Removed oven bottom and flame diverter. removed two screws and cut wires. Spliced new wires and reassembled.

Broken globe in oven and burnt out light bulb

  • Customer: Sharon from Foley AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as 1-2-3

The oven igniter had become weak and would not ignite the burner.

  • Customer: JOYCE from DAVIS NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the oven racks. Unscrewed the two screws that held the oven bottom in. Removed the burner shield (one nut to remove). Removed the two screws holding the igniter in place. Removed the wires from behind and attached to the igniter. Removed the cover from corner that shields the wire and plug. Removed the plug. Removed entire igniter assembly. Cut and stripped the wires and wired back to the ends by using the wire nuts provided with the new igniter. Then just reversed the steps to reinstall the igniter! Yaay! It works fine. And I am a 66 year old woman with no help! I was very happy with the service and instructions provided by PartsSelect! Thanks!

Oven was slow to light and heat up

  • Customer: Mike from Roswell GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the oven igniter by removing the bottom oven tray (2 screws at back). Removed the 2 bolts that hold the igniter in place and cut the cables to it. Cut a little cable off the new igniter (cable supplied on the new igniter is long). Attached the new igniter with the 2 bolts and connected the cables together using the ceramic cable connectors supplied. Only thing to take care with is that you do not cut the cables too short and make sure to leave enough of a loop to join the cables together.

oven stop lighting

  • Customer: savannah from houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had to cut to make a three end so it would plug in all three places

Stove not lighting and taking forever to preheat

  • Customer: Julie from Huffman TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My mom did the repair for me. We did not have the right tools for the job which made it harder to do. First I flipped the breaker. Then we took out the oven racks. We then took the bottom metal part off the oven. This exposed the shield part and we removed it. Then she cut the wires and connected the new igniter the same way the old one was connected. It took about thirty minutes. We could do it again in about fifteen with the right tools. We went and priced new stoves the cheapest was 350.00. I'm so excited that my stove is working properly again.
All Instructions for the 12-4980-00-03
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