Magic Chef oven will not heat

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Old 08-12-05, 03:26 PM
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Magic Chef oven will not heat

While I was cooking, I heard a loud "pop". Now the oven will not heat. The top burners work fine. I checked the regulator and found the top cap melted and had a hole on top. The gas is not flowing past the regulator. The regulator had a small lever that says "down for closed". It was in the up position so I tripped the level and then put it back to the open position but still no luck. I am going to try and replace the regulator but just wanted someone else's opinion. Seemed odd to me that the top burners would continue to work if the regulator is faulty but after reading some of the other posts, I can see that it may be possible. It is an electric ignite but since there is no gas getting to that part of the element I have narrowed it down to the regulator or the safety valve. Anyway to check either one without replacing them?

Any advice or guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Linda
 
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Old 08-13-05, 07:13 AM
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Hello Linda. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Not likely a regulator caused problem, based on the problem description. Top burners would not be working either, as you noted, if there was no gas flowing. More likely a burned out HSI. (Hot Surface Ignitor) Check that part first. Turn the oven on and ignitor should glow. If not, replace that part first.

You mentioned "Cooking." Does that mean using top burners only when soind heard? Or only the oven was on when a pop was heard? Or using both top buners and oven at the same time when pop heard? Clarify please. Use the rply button to add more detailed and clarified info. Also anything you have done currently since posting.
 
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Old 08-13-05, 02:07 PM
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Actually the new regs I have seen do indeed feed the top burners when the isolator lever is tripped. I really don't know why they have been designed this way.
 
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Old 08-20-05, 07:38 AM
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Sorry for taking so long to write back. We have been out looking for a "economical" vehicle. The trucks are doing us any favors with the rising gas prices. I took your advice and checked the Oven Ignitor. It does not glow at all. I pulled the igniter off and it looks a little white "ashy" in the middle but that may be normal, I'm not sure. We'll give this a try. To answer your other question, I was just using the oven, not the top burners when I heard the pop.

Appreciate your advice. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks.

Linda
 
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Old 08-20-05, 06:29 PM
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Hello: Linda

By any chance, did you recently clean the oven using an oven spray cleaner? That white ashy color may have been over spray residue of the cleaner. If so, the over spray turns a white ashy color when heated. The residue of the over spray causes a short by concentrating the heat where the spray was. That often causes the pop sound, which indicates a cracked HSI. (Hot Surface Ignitor)

FIY TIP:
When spraying oven cleaner into the baking compartment, first cover the ignitor and the temperature sensing element with cloths. Never allow any cleaner spray, which is very caustic, to get onto either of those parts.
 
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Old 09-28-05, 05:50 PM
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Magic Chef Oven/Same Problem

I am having the same problem with my Magic Chef oven. Where is the hot surface ignitor? When I turn my oven on, nothing glows.

Help!!!
 
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Old 09-28-05, 06:01 PM
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Hello: red914

The ignitor will be mounted to the burner. Most commonly on the back left side or may be on top of the burner. In most cases it can be visually seen looking in to the broiler compartment in the upper back left on the burners tube. Accessible by removing the lower panel inside the oven.
 
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