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I am trying to replace my old slide in gas range (Magic Chef- model # 6498XTS with a new slide in gas range and am trying to find out if the new one will fit where the old stove was, here's my problem the Magic Chef (the old one) shows an installation drawing and the depth is 23 1/2, the Maytag lists depth as 28 5/16, now I did contact the Maytag support line and was told that "it should fit", I stink at measuring and am in desperate need of help, because my old range is not working anymore and my family is sick of ordering out, can someone please tell me if this new range will fit in the old range's space correctly, also both have a height of 36 and width of 30. thank you

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  • wdpelle Sep 10, 2009

    I just rechecked the literature and you were right, I also made a cardboard template and it fit perfectly! I am so grateful for your help and I ordered the new range. Thanks again you saved me so much aggravation...

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The installation depths provided in the installation literature, are the minimum requirements for fitting the slide in range into place. You need to determine what the depth of your opening is where you intend to install the appliance. The depth shown on the installation instructions might be showing the overall depth of the appliance, including the oven door, which typically sticks out from the cabinet anywhere from 1-3 inches, depending on the brand, model, etc. The old Magic Chef might have only provided the needed depth for the oven body, and might not have included the front oven door projection, past the countertop, etc. Most cabinents are about 24 inches deep, so anything larger than that, will likely stick out into the room more, unless your cabinents are deeper than 24", you're looking at having the new slide in oven stick out past the front cabinet front/edge, by about 4 5/16". I'd make a cardboard template to the dimensions of the new oven and use that to see just what you're facing with the replacement oven. It could be possible that you've confused the depth with the width for the new oven, as I've not seen many ovens that are as large as 28" unless it was a Viking, or other really high end, professional style oven, etc. Check your installation dimensions again for the Maytag and make a cardboard template to confirm how much space will be needed. The good news is that you can remove the old Magic Chef, since it's not working, to allow you to make a more informed decision as to fit and clearances required for the new oven. Just be sure to disconnect the power to the range or unplug the power cord, if that's what it has, before attempting to remove the slide in. Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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