Magic Chef Gas oven not working

Old 01-24-06, 07:38 AM
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Question Magic Chef Gas oven not working

I have a Magic Chef gas oven with a pilotless ignitor. It has a glo bar. I just finished using the oven (it was working fine) and went to use it again about an hour later, but this time the oven never kicked on. Usually you can hear it kick on after so many seconds. This time after the normal wait, nothing happened and all I could smell was the gas. The top burners work fine and all the lights and clocks work as well. There was no fuse blown on my breaker either. I opened the bottom and could see the glo stick light and and feel the heat coming off of it, but it never triggered the ignitor. What's causing this and what can I do?

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Old 01-24-06, 05:46 PM
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Hello Pete and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

That ignitor is a part to suspect as now being too weak to ignite the gas. May even allow the gas to come out but not ignite it. Replace the ignitor as the first attempt to correct the condition.

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Malfunctioning Heating Element (pilotless ignitor) in 220V gas stove

I have a 220V Admiral (Whirlpool) gas stove with pilotless igniter. Maytag / Admiral / Whirlpool Model LBR1415AGW Serial # 10532622GR Stove

Recently, the igniter and the converter were replaced after using them for approximately 6 months. This stove was bought brand new and shipped to East Africa where we are using it on 240v volt electricity in Kenya. The stove has been on a Hivolt guard and now a Volt guard (both high and low volt protection).

6 months ago, the heating element was totally dead. Converter was bad as well. Don't know why. Replaced them both. No idea why they went bad other than maybe low voltage somehow damaged something. Stove was on a 'hi volt' guard the entire time. After element and converter went bad a few months ago, we put stove on a volt guard protecting it from high and low voltage problems.

Just recently we noticed the heating element (pilotless ignitor) will not consistently heat up. It seems to heat up when we first start the stove after it has been off for awhile. But if we change the temperature at all via the control knob, the ignitor seems to go dead and the stove cools off - the ignitor stops heating. This has been happening inconsistently. Sometimes, the ignitor will not heat up (turn orange) at all.

I'm guessing the converter and the igniter is not the problem since it actually works (sometimes). Could it be the thermometer? Is there another problem I don't know about?

I still don't know why I had the first ignitor/converter problem and now I've got the problem I'm explaining above. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thank you.

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