Sunday, August 7, 2011

I received the following email from Charlie. Any advice readers can offer him regarding restoring the burners would be appreciated.
"Attached are some photos of the stove.  We just purchased it off of Craigslist for $140.  The guy we bought it from put it together from 2 stoves that he got off of Craigslist - one in Ohio and one in Illinois.  Both of those had issues with dents and wear, so he used one for parts to fix the other.  He never finished getting it working though and his wife had a change of heart and decided for a more modern stove.  Now I have to get it working with no knowledge of how to go about doing it (I tried calling appliance repairmen in the area, but none knew anything about older stoves).   I'm going to start by getting the burners cleaned and as you can see, I have some parts missing on the right side burners, so I will try to figure out how to replace those.
Any advice that anyone can give to me on what to do or who to call or where to get parts, I will gladly take.
Thanks again,
My advice to Charlie was.....

It might be worth your while to look for complete replacement burner - it might be difficult to get a old replacement burner top that will tightly fit (i.e. no gas leaks) your existing burner. You have the "contro-lo-eat burner" in front.

You might contact this seller on Ebay:  I have purchased parts from him in the past, as have some of Tappan Talk readers and his prices have been reasonable.

This is another resource (I purchase insulation and an oven light socket from them)


  1. I have a Tappen divided top oven G8166 (TW--16)... How can I get info on year, ect?

  2. It's difficult to determine a year from just a model number. It's easier to narrow in on a year based on what the stove looks like. Do you have photos?

  3. Hi,
    Just bought a house with a beautiful old Tappan oven model number TV 6219. It is in great shape:Shinny Clean, burners that work--but ohhh so sad, the springs to the oven door..broken! So now oven. Any one know where I might find springs for the door or more information on how to fix before I say good by to this gem.
    One repair fellow laughed and said what ever you do--don't take the door apart.... any thoughts

  4. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for all of the information about the Tappan! I am baking Christmas cookies today in it.
    Hope your new year is a good one.

  5. I just saw a very similar range to this one at an antique shop in Chicago, but with a deep well cooker. Now I just need to start the forum for O'Keefe & Merritt ranges (glad to see Tappen Talk was created).

  6. Hello,
    I am so glad I found this blog! I just recently purchased a Tappan Deluxe from craigslist. Since we do not have natural gas in our home we will be converting it to propane. we were really lucky our Tappan is almost like new and we really don't need to restore it. I was trying to find the year our stove was made and looked through all your posts and pics and couldn't find one exactly like mine. According to another site it is a 1955. would love to post some pics, i see this blog has been inactive for a while. are you still interested?

    1. Kristyn, did you have any trouble with converting to propane? I'm trying to do the same thing with my recent Tappan purchase, thinking my stove is around 1948, did you do it yourselves?

    2. we had our stove converted to propane by a local fuel company (they sell oil, propane and coal) took them about a week to convert the burners and it cost about 600$ It was worth every penny, the range works beautifully!

    3. Kristyn - Thank you so much for coming back and updating your experience in converting to propane. This is a popular questions (and one I don't have any experience with)

    4. P.S. I have taken a break from posting photos. However, eventually I will get back in the swing of things and start posting again. I'd love to have pictures of your stove. I'll update my email address when I start posting again (I have a bit of a back-up of emails currently :)

    5. I forgot to mention that the 600$ included them picking the stove up from my house and delivery and set up. I would love to share some pics, especially since you do not have any pictures of my model. Just let me know when you are ready.

  7. this is just like mine got to love any thing old

  8. To adjust the pilots on my '42 Tappan Deluxe, do I have to remove the entire burner deck and hood to get to them?


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