Does anyone know the cutout dimensions of a Tappan wall oven?

Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 11:30 am
I have a 60 year old house and my husband and I are much older. My oven died this morning. Of course it is in a small space. I just found out that to replace it I have to measure the size of the cut out. We don't have the physical ability to do this. Does anyone know the actual dimensions of the cutout?

I only have an inch or so on either side of the existing oven that could be trimmed to allow a new oven to fit. I don't think the architect cared about future problems when he designed this home.
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 11:42 am
There appears to be a blog or website devoted to old Tappan ovens:

Do you have the model number? If not, can you post a picture of it? If you have a picture but do not know how to post it, just follow the instructions on the following page. We should be able to help you.

Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 11:47 am
I believe it is: 11-1568-30. It would have been installed between 1956 and 1958.
Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 06:48 pm
That number is connecting up on the search for an online copy of the oven's manual. It still might well be the oven's model number, but let's do a quick check.

Here is a pic of where the tag with the model number is likely to be located:

And here is a pic of what should be on the model plate. Often times, model plates also have serial numbers, lot numbers, etc. So be careful it is the model number. I frequently find it useful to use a magnifying glass on things like this, like I just did on my old lawnmower.

Does that help? There are still some things we can do if it doesn't help, but it's worth checking this first.
Reply Mon 29 May, 2017 10:30 am


After many tries I think I finally got some pictures to upload.
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Reply Mon 29 May, 2017 11:11 am
Some of my responses didn't post correctly. The identification plate for this oven is on the side oven wall, just inside the door. The only other numbers are identified specifically as the serial number.

The oven is set into a wooden column that appears to have been built around it, rather than had a piece cut out of it. the section for the oven appears to be 21 7/8"wide with two 2" pieces bordering it on either side. There is a 2" piece above and a piece about 5 1/4"below it.
Reply Mon 5 Jun, 2017 12:42 pm
Sorry for the delay, haven't been around here much lately. I looked for your model number's manual, could not find it. However, I am not a pro, and there are plenty of do-it-yurself mesage boards which have professionals giving advice. I've used them to find online manuals and get advice that I could not figure out myself.

Here are two such message boards. I don't recall using either one yet, but I have used advice from similar boards and it has done me a world of good. Just register and post in the forums I am giving the link for, and they should set you right up.

1. http://www.diychatroom.com/f47/ Appliances forum

2. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/electric-large-kitchen-home-appliances-1/

Good luck with your oven. These places should give you the info you need.
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Reply Fri 9 Feb, 2018 06:19 pm
I have this exact wall oven in the house we just purchased. 11-1568-30/04180-12260154 is the model and serial number. My selector knob is blank. How do I know what I am selecting?
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