Majic Chef Oven 31213XAW no gas

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Majic Chef Oven 31213XAW no gas

Majic Chef oven by Maytag.
Top burners work fine but the oven does not. When I turn the oven on the ignitor takes a few seconds before it starts glowing but I never hear any gas from the oven burner.
 
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Old 12-31-09, 06:12 AM
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Hello richardh. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

Very common problem and one asked many times in the forum topic. A weak glowing Hot Surface Igniter (HSI). Igniter may glow but not hot enough to ignite gas. Therefore, gas does not come out of burner and no flames appear. Oven fails to light.

Best first attempt to fix it is to replace that igniter. Unplug the appliance and remove the existing igniter. Replace it with exact OEM igniter. Substitute brand names may not be equally the same. Buy the OEM type at any local appliance parts dealer in your area.

Most replacement igniter's come already equipped with the quick disconnect reinstalled on the wire end of the new igniter. If not you will have to clip off the end from the old igniter and install it on the new igniter's wires. Polarity is not important in this case.

Also read several other questions in this forum on the subject of ovens. Doing so will provide you with enough information to determine what the problem is and how to correct it.

Additional advice and instructions HERE

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts.

Dealers can perform tests and stock replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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

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