Gas Self Cleaning Oven Question


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Old 03-16-02, 09:50 AM
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Gas Self Cleaning Oven Question

I have a Magic Chef Gas self cleaning oven (1986) Model#34 FA-2-CKX, Ser#04C548087223. My question is that the self cleaning stop working. The stove,oven both broil and bake are working fine. However, when I set up for self cleaning nothing happens no indicator light no heat etc. What can the problem be and where should I start diagnosing.


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Old 03-16-02, 06:18 PM
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Hello Angco. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum.

Chances are the door lock switch isn't working. If the switch does not make internal electrical contact, nothing will happen, as you described.

Your can check the switch with an ohm/volt meter. Be sure the current is off if your testing for continuity. Be careful if your testing for current. The switch is full line voltage.

If current or continuity is present, the selection control may be the next item to check. It could be defective. Test for current and or continuity there also and at all other inline controls and or switches which operate the self clean cycle.

There may be a fuse inline somewhere. Check for one and if found, test for continuity. If the fuse is defective, replace it with only an appliance fuse. They are not common to any other type of fuses. Appliance fuses are designed to handle special current voltages.

All wire connections and terminals will have to be tested also, if every other item tested okay. The entire testing process is to locate some place where electrical current stops flowing or is interupted.

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Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, fuel type conversions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the ignition system and possible problem causes.

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Old 03-24-02, 11:31 AM
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Thanks for the advice. After several hours I found out that the problem was a bent/dirty contact in the start/stop timer. I cleaned and adjusted the contact and now the self clean works fine!
 
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Old 03-24-02, 02:28 PM
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Thanks For Posting Update & Conclusion

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Hello Again & Thanks Dan

On behalf of myself and everyone who contributes helpful suggestions, solutions and advice within this forum, I'd like to express our thanks to you for taking your valuable time replying back in the forum. Doing so allows everyone reading the forum topic the opportunity to learn more.

Glad you had successful results resolving the problem.
The section switch {Timer} was indeed a part to suspect.

Thanks also for including the correctional method and or methods used to achived the correctional results.

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