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magic chef gas stove ignition problems - model number 3468xrw

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Hello,

I have a Magic Chef gas range - model number 3468xrw- that is having ignitor problems. The two left ignitors spark, but the right ones do not. I have switched the ignitors, left to right, and get the same result - no spark on the right, spark on the left.

What's going wrong?

Thanks,

mthompson

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[user=3675]mthompson[/user] wrote:

I have switched the ignitors, left to right, and get the same result

You mean you just switched the ceramic electrodes?

Try switching the wires that that connect to them. I think you'll find that you need a new spark module.

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Hello,

How do I go about switching the wires? Where do I access them? The stovetop is sealed.

thanks, MT

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How did you switch the electrodes? The ignition wires are attached to them!

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It's possible you have a bad ignitor switch.  It could be fouled up with grease or just a bad connection.  It could be bad.  Each burner valve has a switch.  You can drop the manifold panel and take a look at them.  The switch part number is 7403p279-60.  You can get them here...Ron

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Thanks for helping out, Ron.

mt, here's the link to the switches Ron is talking about, CLICK HERE.

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Hi,

How do I "drop the manifold panel?"

Thanks, MT

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On this one, you turn and lift each sealed burner. Underneath them, you'll see a wire that attaches to the electrodes. You'll also see two Phillips screws that'll have to come out-- same with each burner. Then the top can be lifted like a car hood.

Or you can save yourself some hassle and just replace spark module.

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