Want to disconnect Noisy Stove Clock


Old 08-18-09, 01:23 PM
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Want to disconnect Noisy Stove Clock

I have a 35 year old Magic Chef gas stove model # 34BA-4-CKXW with a bad clock. The clock screams when the stove is plugged in so I disconnected the hot lead to the clock. Now it's pleasantly quiet and all the stovetop igniters work but the broiler and oven igniters won't work. I'm not going to waste my money on a rebuilt clock because they never work long in my experience, so--Is there any way to disable the clock but still leave the oven and broiler working? I hate to scrap a perfectly good appliance if I don't have to. Thank you, Larry
Old 08-20-09, 07:32 AM
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Hello larrysal. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Igniter's (oven and broiler) fail to operate because all the electrical power to the clock was removed. Power to the igniter's runs through the clock. You'll need to determine which wire runs only the clock. Remove only that one and leave the rest.

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Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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