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Old Magic Chef Oven/Range Sealed Burner is Slipping

1993 Magic Chef Model 64HA-4TKVW. The heads on the screws that hold the sealed burner in placed have melted off and the burner is slipping down. I need to rescure the burner. Any ideas? Also the manual says that the range top cannot be lifted up in sealed burner models like it can in other models Thoughts?

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Hi. this is common in many old gas range ovens. There is a set of coils that are attached to the gas valve assembly. These coils , when activated and operational, open and close the main and secondary valves in this unit. They are controlled by the main ERC(clock/oven control board). I recommend checking these coils and there respective wiring harnesses. if the clips and wires are worn and corroded, simply replace the entire wire harness.

Now, if the wiring harness and wires that are connected to the coils look good and there are no signs of corrosion on the wires and connector clips, this will confirm that the coils have failed and you will need to replace them.

You can also preform an additional test with a multimeter. simply connect your multimeter or voltage meter to both terminal posts located on the coils. once your meter is connected, start the oven cycle. you should register some sort of current during this test at this time. if the current is sufficient and the coils do not initiated the valve action, this will confirm coil failure. if the meter dosen't register a current during oven operation, this will confirm ERC(control) failure. you will have to replace the Oven control board in this case.

The Most common issue in this situation will most defiantly be the coil assembly and not the control.

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SOURCE: We have the magic chef magic chef 64HA-4TKVW

First unplug for a couple of minutes to reset the control. If that doesn't work you need a new control.

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