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I just receive switch part #AP3851660. I removed existing 51 year old switch with "bakelite" plunger broken off. The switches

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Old 05-10-2008, 08:48 AM
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I just receive switch part #AP3851660. I removed existing 51 year old switch with "bakelite" plunger broken off. The switches looked almsot exactly alike. 2 "Blade" connectors. The switch is parelled with a toggle switch on the control panel. Simple in-line switch circuit diagram. Except - when I powered up - The light comes on when I shut the door and goes off when I open it ??? Is this correct part or am I missing something about a simple in-line switch replacement??

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What is the model number of the oven? How did you get this part number?

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It is a 1957 Tappan double wall oven. ALL stainless steel. Model #EOKLVR-31 S/N H 44963.
The circuit diagram has single line from power to a wire nut with 2 wires out - one to door switch and one to toggle switch on panel - then wire nut again with single wire to ground.
No sure how I found it but I was in the Stove/Oven category, but it looks exactly like one I took out. I printed web page and it doesn't say there what the switch is for - possible problem. Thanks for your prompt response
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I sent AP # but invoice has another #-(316445500)
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Check the old switch for continuity (using a pin to push the plunger) to find out if it's normally open or normally closed. Do the same test with the new switch and compare.

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Oven light is on when door is shut so the switch must be normally open and closes when door pushes it in. I verified at appliance store and bought his that worked correctly. Why does the description on web site not define the switch operation??
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