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Old Magic Chef gas oven 31FA-7 pilot light won't light unless turn oven to on

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SOURCE: How to light Oven Pilot for Magic Chef stove 31000 PAW

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.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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the pilot light is there for 2 purposes. number 1 to light the burner and number 2 to heat up the thermocouple, thermocouple is a wire that the flame from pilot suppose to surround by fire. if the pilot is to low it will not reach the thermocouple. you can take the gas line that supplies gas to the pilot and clean it with a safety pin or a small needle. you can test the thermocouple by heating it up with a blow torch on low heat, get it red hot and then turned on the oven. if the oven works clean the pilot, if the oven do not work, replace the thermocouple if separate from safety valve. if thermocouple is part of it replace the safety valve.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: How do you light the oven pilot on Magic Chef 31000PAW

open the oven. take out the racks and push on the button plan toward the back and left it out of the oven.
you will see a small orfix appromiate middle of the fire ring. light a match to it. put eveything back.
you in business.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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Hi, If the oven has a standing pilot too, Open the bottom door and locate the main burner. Follow the burner toward the rear of the oven and there will be a flame switch attatched to the burner. Hold the flame near the flame switch and the gas should ignite.
Some model do not have a standing pilot in the oven. Please get me your model number off the label located around the opening of the lower door so I can look this up and instruct you better.

Vic

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Magic Chef oven won't light

Replaced the ignitor.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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