We have a Tappan gas range with self cleaning oven which works on a timed
cycle. Having a wall clock, a clock on the
microwave, clock on the coffee pot, and wrist watches, we don't pay a lot of
attention to the stove clock.
Getting to the point, we notice it's not running. I've opened it up twice,
first dousing the works with acetone trying to clean
it. Last was liberally dousing it with lighter fluid. Still only runs for
a few hours, then quits.
The oven now could stand a cleaning, and we fear it might get stuck in
middle of clean cycle and leave us with a locked
Anyone have some ideas? For example, is the clock replaceable? And where
we might the replacement? Or, everything
being geared together on the back side, is the clock the actual problem?
Is there a replacement for the entire apparatus?
The stove is about 17 years old, and we're not anxious to replace it at this
Thanks in advance,