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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2008, 10:54:36 AM »
That is wrong information. The oven should take 45-60 seconds to fully light up once the control is turned on. If it takes 2 or more minutes you have a problem, usually the ignitor.
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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2008, 02:01:00 PM »
I really have not timed it. But I have had customers tell me they turned it on and it did not come on and I have asked them how long they waited ans it was like if we didn't get it lit imediately we shut it back down kinda kneejerk thing. I have sold a lot of ignitors. I have seen folks drop them and say it was that way when I opend the box Hay I even had a guy to call me one day and say it's been 44 minutes and I don't have any ice yet. People freak out. I always say wait 2 or 3 minutes just to make em happy but you are correct ol wise one.
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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008, 12:09:44 AM »
 This oven is working again. It WAS the igniter. After getting 2 wrong igniters shipped from the parts store that matched the model # I got the right one that ended up being a universal igniter. The customer waited a few extra days but was happy because his wife wanted a new oven if this one wasn't fixed soon. I noticed that the igniter stays on while the oven is heating and the igniter in a gas dryer turns off while heating. Is that right?

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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2008, 05:26:27 AM »
The ignitor in a dryer prevents the secondary coil from opening. When the radiant sensor shuts off the ignitor, the current flows thru all 3 valve coils to open the gas valve. The dryer valve uses 120 volts.

The oven uses the ignitor in series with the gas valve, as only 3.3 volts are needed to open this valve. The ignitor must stay energized to keep the valve open.
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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2008, 10:36:05 AM »
 That must really take a bite out of the igniters life span. Or not?

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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2008, 10:40:31 AM »
Yes, on both types. That's why dryers suffer coil failure when run with a restricted vent. The short-cycling of the burners finally does them in. Oven's ignitors last typically 4-7 years depending on whether or not there's a Betty Crocker in the house. :)
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Re: Tappan gas oven safety valve
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2008, 11:02:57 AM »
you will be changing them ignitors on a regular basis.
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