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Pilot lit, ignitor glowing, oven will not light

Model# CPL1100ADW

I can't find a company that sells the ignitor. They all tell me there is no ignitor on this model, but I physically removed it from the pilot burner assembly.

Can anyone help me find an ignitor for a Magic Chef 20" Free Standing Range, that is lit with an ignitor that runs from the pilot burner, to the oven valve?

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  • hammersteps Feb 19, 2009

    Thank you for the help. I have mistaken the thermocouple for the ignitor. The pilot burner assembly seems to be working fine. The pilot stays lit, at the appropriate height, and when I turn the oven thermostat knob on, the pilot enlarges to warm the thermocouple.

    The thermocouple starts to glow, like it does on my other ovens of the same model, and this is when the gas is usually released into the baking burner, and is ignited by the pilot light, but this step does not happen.

    Does this sound like the pilot burner is bad, or the oven valve (this is a series ten, not eleven which has a "safety valve")?




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A pilot light and a ignitor do the same thing. no unit would have both.

Perhaps you are confusing the thermo-coupling for an ignitor. An ignitor (glow plug style) is ceramic with a conductive coating on the end powered by electricity supplied by two high temperature coated wires that connect to the oven controller.

A replaceable thermo-couple looks like a copper tube with a elongated bulb at one end and a fitting at the other. The bulb is placed in the pilot flame and the fitting screws into the gas valve.

I am looking at a exploded diagram for the model number you listed. The unit uses a "safety valve" with the thermo-couple incorporated into it. To see the exploded view, click here If
you are asked for a model #, use CPL1100ADW. In section 2, gas controls, Diagram location 17 is the safety valve. Click on the part photo for a better view of the valve.

If you have any questions, let me know. Hope this gets your unit up and running again.

Please take the time to give this solution a fix ya rating,

clarkco

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • clarkco2002 Feb 19, 2009

    Based purely on economics, I would first replace the thermo-couple. If that does not repair the unit, the only thing left is the valve.

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