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Broken panel on a Tappan Model TGF605WFW8 does it affect the

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Broken panel on a Tappan Model TGF605WFW8 does it affect the oven operation?
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What panel exactly is broken may I ask?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It's the glass panel where the clock and oven dial is. Part number - PS440548

OK so that doesn't actually affect the performance if it's broken, but the water can drip in through the broken glass and short the electronics in back out if you're not careful.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This oven was my mom's and it was moved to my house, unfortunately the movers dropped the stove and that panel shattered. I cleaned up the glass and started using the stove until my new panel comes in. The rangetop works fine but the oven does not light (although the igniter glows) it a crap shoot if the oven comes on. And when it comes on it may get hot then it goes cold. I was thinking that the thermostat was part of the oven dial assembly because I noticed vents up to the area where that dial is located and with the panel being missing that the thermostat was not getting the proper feedback and that was causing the problem with the oven. Then I was reading that the igniter might be bad or going bad. Sorry I didn't give you all this at the first time. That's the whole story!

It sounds like your oven igniter below the floor inside your oven is just starting to fail and needs to be ordered and replaced. Oven igniters last about 6-8 years under normal use before they tend to start failing. They need to draw at least 3.2 amps or else they won't open the gas valve correctly and it will either crack the valve open, or open and shut the valve several times when it should just be holding open. It doesn't matter if the igniter is glowing or not; just because it glows doesn't mean the igniter is drawing enough power to open the safety valve. The igniter is only about a $50 part and you can replace it yourself if you want to remove the racks inside the oven and then remove the floor to access it. Otherwise it will cost about $150-175 to call someone and replace it for you.

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