We have a 1995 Magic Chief single oven. To start the oven, even since we got it, I would turn on oven, wait about 30 seconds and then take a wooden spon and hit the igniter and it would light. The problem is that if I baked something a long time and oven turned off (as too hot), it would never turn back on unless I hit igniter agin (which I have trouble doing as oven is now too hot). the igniter was made by EATON Controls in Illinois with following specs: G-LP .5 psi, 3.03/3.3 VAC, 3.3/3.6amps. I now want to bake more often than in past. What should I do
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Re: oven igniter does not light unless hit
You can check you connections to see if loose wire nut.normaly people will say they hit the oven safty valve and gas will come out.the amp draw on that ignitor is as ive been taught 3.2 to 3.5 if low than that it will have a hard time opening the safty valve.ive sold and installed 100s of ignitors and a few valves.hope that helps.god bless tom
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I have a Magic Chief Concept Series oven - Replaced the Thermo-coupler and the control switch. I now have a pilot light but the thermo-coupler doesn't get hot enough to light the burner, But if I take a lighter and put it on the thermo-coupler it will but when I take if off it shuts off after a few seconds. Could you please give me Ideas of what could be wrong
Pilotless ignition means that a hot surface ignitor lights the oven burner. It does take a little bit of time to light the burner. Maybe 30 seconds. If you want to make sure it lights take the bottom panel out from the oven and observe the hot surface glow and the burners light. No real danger as the gas valve will only open after the hot surface ignitor has satisfied the gas valve. Let me know how it goes. ken
How old is the unit? Sometimes the igniter can glow but if it isn't drawing the right amount of power to open the gas valve then that is the safety that is built into the oven... So unless the power requirement is meant gas valve will not light. Even though the hot surface igniter is glowing red hot. chances are the igniter is bad. Let me know what turns up. ken
There is a cover plate that has two screws holding it down. Inspect the pilot area and you will see a hot surface igniter sitting right next to it.. That is what lights pilot and then the pilot lights main burner. You need a new igniter. Also do not touch any part of the hot surface igniter as human oil will shorten the life of part.