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No flame but ignitor still works

I have a 31fa-2kx magic chef oven. (25 years old) the ignitor glows but no flame. only the smell of gas. is it time for a new oven or can i fix this one a get a couple more years.

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The ignitor is bad, It's not pulling enough amps to fully open the valve. Still consider replacement, it's lived it's life

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even though the ignitor glows it doesn't mean it's good it opens the gas valve by amps not just because it glows,if you turn on the stove and when you see it glow if the flame doesn't ignite within 40 to 50 seconds you have a bad ignitor.if you leave it alone for a few minutes does the flame ignite?the only other thing it could be is a bad gas valve but most likely it will be the ignitor

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The problem with your oven is that ignitor is weak and not drawing enough amprage to open the gas valve, the gas you smell was since the ignitor does come on it allowed the gas valve to open a wee bit but since ignitor is weak it wont allow gas valve to open fully. I know you going to doubt that what i'm telling you is correct, i base my diagnosis on my 30 years experience as a appliance repair technician.Replace ignitor and enjoy your baked meal

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With the glow bar going and no gas smell that means you have a good circuit from control to valve and glow bar. For that glow bar to work it must change in resistance. If it is weak it won't change enough resistance to make the gas valve bi-metal open. Also the gas safety valve does not come preset and usually is bottomed out all the way for propane. You must adjust the orifice to aprox the same height as the old one to get the propah gas output for natural gas.


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if your old valve did not leak and has continuity between the terminals it is fine. The ignitor/glowbar is weak. If it is dim orange that is usually a way to tell. Bumping the stove makes the bi-metal come on also is a sign of a weak glowbar
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What amps is the ignitor supposed to pull to engage the gas valve in a magic chef gas oven? The top burner all work fine.


I was once told it was 3 to 4 amps but most techs just replace the ignitor and test the machine for 3 or 4 cycles. if it does not fix the problem then we change the valve. It's hard to put your amp probe in the oven that is going to start shooting out a flame.

Most techs can look at how the ignitor is glowing and tell if it's bad or good by how bright it glows.

As always make sure you unplug the machine befor changing a part.

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Turn off the gas supply to the range. Remove the oven racks,oven base pan,flame spreader.

Place a clamp on amp meter on one wire of the ignitor and turn the oven on to BAKE. When the ignitor glows it should read more than 3 amps. If it reads 3 amps or less replace the ignitor.

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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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that could be rigth only if that ignitor is good,,,that ignitor has to glow bright orange,,if its weak,,which it sounds like to me,,the gas will take a long time to ignitor,,or dont ignite and you smell a wee bit of gas,,,onthejob

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Hi,

The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
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