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Magic chef gas range won't light


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#1 roma95

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:36 AM

I have a Magic Chef gas range we purchases in 1994. 

 Model # 3468XTW 

Serial # A03C346532680

This thing takes sometimes 30-45 minutes to light.  I've read about this bimetal part that 'flexes' as current is passed though it which then opens the gas safety valve and light the oven. I need to know how to order this part and detailed instructions on how to install it.

I have already replaced the ERC and the surface burners work just fine.  If I don't get this fixed soon, the wife will kill me.  She wants to buy a new stove but this thing works just fine (other than the fact the oven won't light :))  What would Thanksgiving be like with no oven to cook the bird?

If I have to buy a new oven, this will kill my fund for my Vegas trip with the guys in October. What to do, go to Vegas with the guys and not buy a new oven, or FIX the oven,  save the cost of a new stove and be a hero to my patient wife?  Help me out here guys!

 


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:39 AM

You need a new ignitor. Come git you one, CLICK HERE.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:42 AM

How do I know that this part will replace the existing one for my model and serial number?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:46 AM

You're right. I've only done several hundred of these so I'm hardly an authority on these matters. :grr:

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:48 AM

I meant no disrespect, believe me.

How difficult is it to install? Can you provide me with detailed instructions please?


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:08 AM

****How do I know that this part will replace the existing one for my model and serial number?*****

I forsee body parts that should not normally be visable on his floor for this statement!!!   :shock:


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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:23 AM

I said I was sorry ,  I never meant to doubt you, oh wise one.  All I'm asking for is detailed instructions on how to install the new part, if you would be so kind as to enlighten my moronic brain?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:36 AM

Piece of pie.

Unplug the range.

Remove the bottom panel inside the oven. You'll see the ignitor attached to the burner tube.

Remove the two screws holding the ignitor to the burner tube.

Follow the ignitor connections to the disconnect harness. See this diagram.

Remove/replace ignitor.

Reassemble.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:37 AM

LOL, I thought it was funny......I mean.....ahhh....sorry Samuri, it WAS funny......just remove the old ignitor ref # 11 in this diagram and install your new one with ceramic wire nuts after cutting and stripping the wires if it does not have a plug in connector......
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:40 AM

[user=533]Pegi[/user] wrote:

LOL, I thought it was funny......I mean.....ahhh....sorry Samuri, it WAS funny


It was indeed funny, Peg. :samurai:

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:46 AM

OOOOPPPPS.....I will be leaving now....going into some sort of witness protection program.....you do not know me.......:?
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:53 AM

Know who? :goofus:

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:54 AM

Thank you all so much, I will indeed donate to the Samurai beer fund if this works.  (again, not that I doubt your infinite wisdom) 

If I win big in Vegas, I owe you one!  :dude:





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