Magic Chef gas oven makes sound

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Question Magic Chef gas oven makes sound

We have a Magic Chef gas stove and the oven makes a noise. When the oven is on, every now and then it makes a sound like " poof" or "whomp".. I guess it is when the oven cycles on and off. I don't know if this is dangerous or not. Any ideas? Thanks
 
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Old 12-11-05, 07:56 AM
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Hello Phillp. Welcome to Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Burner ignition sound. Usually caused by a delay when the burner ignites. Usually can be corrected by cleaning the burners ignitor ports. Which are located by the source of ignition. Hot surface (glowing) ignitor or a pilot flame.

The condition you are describing is known as "Delayed Ignition." Which means the gas is ignited much too long after it begins coming out of the burner. A condition that must be corrected.

To correct the problem, most likely the burner will have to be removed from the oven and cleaned. First, unplug or turn off the the electrical power to the appliance.

The ignitor should be removed next. Carefully. Ignitors are fragile. Once the ignitor is removed, remove the burner and clean all the holes or slots. The holes or slots are called ports.

To clean them may require a thin blade or wire depending on the type of ports the burner has. Pay special attention to the ports near the ignitor. Those are where the gas exists first to provide positive ignition.

Once all this is done, reinstall the burner and attach the hot surface ignitor exactly as it currently is. Problem now should be solved....

If the burner is aluminium, chances are the ignition port is a slot. If so and the slot is restricted too much or the burner is in poor condition, it should be replaced.

To clean the pilot flame, first turn off the gas. Then use a pipe cleaner. <Yes! An old fashion pipe cleaner used to clean a smoking pipe works perfectly.> Insert the pipe cleaner into the pilot flames exit hole carefully and fully. Then remove the pipe cleaner.

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It often helps to rotate the pipe cleaner while inserting it. Once it's up all the way, twist it while pulling it out. Repeat as needed.

Next, look for and locate the air hole or holes <usually two> near the rear of the pilot assembly. Insert the pipe cleaner into and through those air holes, until they protrude out the opposite side. Do this from both sides if there are two holes.

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May have to look very closely to see the holes, they are small but they are there. The air holes may be found either in the tube or drilled into the pilot tube nut.

Then curve the pipe cleaner as needed, so it can be inserted into one of those air holes and pushed down towards the pilot and through the pilots gas tube until it comes out of the pilot flames exit hole.

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If you have a piece of small diameter hose < fuel line hose found on a lawn mower > blow air through the hose and into the air holes. Repeat this procedure up the pilot flames exit hole. Doing this wil clear out any debris loosened but not removed from the tube by the pipe cleaner.

When this procedure is completed, turn the gas back on and lite the pilot as you normally would. The flame now should be hot and all blue...

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I suggest you remove the ovens lower cover plate so you can work above the pilot assembly. Having the oven light on and a flashlight handy is a huge help.

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This exact procedure will work on any natural or propane gas appliance that has a continuous burning pilot.

An excellent source for original replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers carry replacement parts for all appliances.

Bring the make, model and serial numbers and stop in at the store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book.

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We fixed the oven today thanks to your directions. No more "whomp" sounds. The ports near the igniter were getting clogged and had to be cleaned. Now we can fix Christmas Dinner without worrying. (Actually I fix dinner and my husband fixes ovens and things).
Thanks again,
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Old 12-20-05, 06:01 AM
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Hello: Phillis

Merry Christmas to you. Glad I was able to help get the oven fixed via the directions. Diagnostics very possible thanks to a well described problem symptom description.....

Thanks to for posting back the positive results. Much appreciated.
 
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