Hi there. Love that you started this block. I too am restoring my grandmother's Tappan Deluxe. I am in the process of receiving and replacing the thermostat - it's the Robertshaw 2200 and has the same controls as yours with the red knob. Question - do you have any photos of the thermostat and valve hook-up behind the control panel that could HELP guide me on putting mine together? This is the one part in which I am stuck. Please help!
Charles - I do....and can take some more as I still have that side panel off. I'll post them shortly. I'm curious where you ended up getting your replacement thermostat. Is it rebuilt? I look forward to your comments!
I found the thermostat from a shop called Appliance Parts & Service in Covina, CA. The gentleman who runs the shop has been very helpful in locating parts for me. The thermostat is not rebuilt but I'm going to install and test it and go from there. I found the manual like yours on eBay which was a great find and found a Robertshaw 2200 manual through The Old Appliance Club (http://www.antiquestoves.com/toac/thermostat.guides.htm). I look forward to seeing your pictures so I can figure out how to put it all back together!
Ah, a few of us have been working with Steve :-) I know there are a number of places out there that promise to rebuild thermostats, but haven't talked to anyone that has used one. Was curious if you had. Bummer you paid for the Robert Shaw instructions...I'll post it one of these days ;-) Keep in touch with your restoration, I'll be interested to see how the reinstalled thermostat works.
Thanks for posting all those pictures. They will be endlessly helpful. Do you know what the small black knob does on the lower left?
The little brown knob? On my stove it manually turns on the oven light. Wires run from the box behind it to a round panel that covers the oven light socket.I know with some stoves with Grayson thermostats, this knob has something to do with the oven pilot lighting. And some stoves have a switch there instead (not sure what it does). I'd be curious to hear from other Tappan owners.