Magic Chef Stove


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Old 08-15-09, 06:47 PM
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Re: My Magic Chef Oven: I've had it apart, have redone the insulation and recently am replacing the Safety Valve (including pilot, thermocouple) of my Magic Chef Stove Model #U312W-11W (no retailer, by the way, can locate this Model number). I love this stove, it has been working great all along -have had it for about 20 years. Have know idea of it's year of make, but likely 70's, up to mid 80's. The problem is: The new flare nut (or is it called a compression nut?) fitting that attaches to the body of the safety valve is 3/8" and accommodates a 3/8" tube (rather than 7/16" - the exterior diameter of the gas line is 7/16 inch).
How can I step down this connection and is doing such OK? (Or should I try to get back ahold of the core I returned after it gets rebuilt, as a possibility?)
Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-17-09, 06:10 AM
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Hello Janmalibu and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

I would not suggest reducing (stepping down) the inlet tube diameter. The diameter has been pre-determined to supply the correct volume of gas to the appliance part.

In this instance, based upon the posted description, I suspect you're referring to the ovens gas valve???...

Any reduction to any gas supply tube would not be of any benefit. More of a problem..... Avoid any reduction in any gas supply tubes......

The retailer should have all the correct parts. Including the supply tubes, flare nuts (compression nuts) etc.

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Old 08-17-09, 07:24 PM
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Magic Chef stove

Thanks for the feedback. I thought reducing the tube size would not be good - yes, it's to the safety valve of the oven. I'll have to see if I can get my old one back/rebuilt. Thanks again!
 
 

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