Magic Chef oven pilot light


Old 02-04-06, 09:40 AM
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Question Magic Chef oven pilot light

I have a 20+ year old Magic Chef gas range (model 31EA-2KLX). The oven suddenly stopped working. The burners work fine, but the oven just doesn't heat. I am wondering how to check the pilot light for the oven and just can't seem to find anything online. Can anyone help?!
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Old 02-04-06, 09:47 AM
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When you turn on your oven knob does the secondary pilot light come on? If it does it will just appear that the main pilot light has gotten bigger. If your oven doesn't light, there is a pretty good chance that the Oven safety valve has gone bad. Just look for your Model/Serial Number under the top lid of your stove and either look for one online or a local appliance repair shop. I have found this to be the problem that you described about 90% of the time. Hope this Helps!
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Hello: txpryor. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Before suspecting the gas valve to be the problem, replace the safety element. More often than not to be the cause of the problem. The element is the bulb element that second larger flame (actuation pilot) is heating when the thermostat is turned on.

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Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

***Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part.

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