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Magic chef model 31ja-2kx............ignitor glows but flame went out. Could it be the "oven valve" part # 7502p109-60?

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  • tdg47 Jan 28, 2009

    thanks.........you are right the # is 7501P017-60 which 7501P133-60 is the replacement.

  • tdg47 Jan 28, 2009

    jtbjtb,



    I'm a little confussed why you think the igniter is bad when it glows all the time the thermostat is at 350 degrees? Isn't it the oven gas control valve that stopped opening???

  • tdg47 Jan 28, 2009

    I used an ammeter on the wire that connects to the oven valve and it reads only 2.3 amps. Hate to keep asking but is this the correct thing to do?

  • tdg47 Jan 29, 2009

    Thanks again jtbjtb.........you are the best!!

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No, that is a top burner valve. Most likely the igniter is bad, part # 12400035. The only way to test it is with an ammeter; it must draw a minimum of 3.3 amps to cause the valve to open. Oven valve part # 7501P133-60. These go bad as well, but not nearly as often. If you are going to take a risk, try the igniter first. Available for $40 at www.timerking.com and elsewhere. Hope this helps!

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    Jim Balcum Jan 28, 2009

    It has to draw that 3.3 amps to force the valve open. I know it looks and sounds confusing, but in this exact situation I have used my ammeter many many times, and 90% of the time the amp draw is too low. Upon replacing the igniter; voila - heat! Hope this helps!

  • Jim Balcum
    Jim Balcum Jan 28, 2009

    Yes - or clamp it on either igniter wire - try it again with the new igniter (gas off!!) and you will be a believer - and smarter than most humans as well!

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