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majic chef range slow to heat up


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#1 dr.olds

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:01 PM

I have a majic chef gas range( model # 3468XVW) that is about 13 years old. Ever since new it has been real slow to heat. If I take the pan off and watch the flame it starts out about 1 1/2 inches long per side but then it drops down to 1/2 inch very soon after ignition thus making it painfuly slow . It used to be more intermitent but now is almost constant. Any ideas ?



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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:43 PM

But does the burner tube remain lit until the thermostat is satisfied and then go out?

How long does it take for that initial heat up to satisfy the thermostat?

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:08 PM

yes the burner tube stays lit until the thermostat is happy.takes 20min t0 1/2 hour at least to get to 400f.




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Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:14 PM

Perhaps you have a defective gas valve, not letting the right amount of gas thru.  If this has top burners, do they work ok? If there are no top burners the regulator might be defective/
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:32 AM

Perhaps, this unit may have been converted to propane at one time and the oven oriface has been screwed down all the way resulting a too small of flame now when on natural gas????

Try unscrewing the oven burner oriface,(the brass colored cap on top of the gas valve under the burner), about 1/4 to 1/2 turn and see if flame is bigger.

Flame should be almost coming all the way to the edge of the flame spreader on top of the burner.
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:49 AM

Thank you for your replies.

The top burners and the broiler work great. 

 

I did unscrew the  burner oriface and the flame seemed to get bigger. I did go more than 1/2 turn though. More like 1 turn. I ran out of time last night so I will check it when I get home tonight.

 

 

Thanks again Noel

 

 





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