I have a Magic Chef stand alone oven, Model # 31213wav...all the burners work fine as did the oven until it just went out while cooking a ham. Now it won't light. It doesn't even try. Someone told me it may be the thermocouple but I don't even see a reference for it on the numerous web sites I've visited. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot the problem by process of elimination? Thank you.
My mother also has a magic chef oven and she was not getting the temp to rise and gas smell sometimes. The unit uses a hot surface ignition. The HFC has a resistance of 120 ohms. If you use a multimeter and it jumps around or is infinite the HFC is bad. A cheap fix is to swap it with the one up above, from the Broiler. Most units use the same HFC (hot surface ignitor) for the oven and Broiler so are interchangable. Just remember Now YOU have an oven and NO broiler ; but who uses the broiler anyway!
I also have a Magic Chef model 31213WAV and the thing inside the oven glows but the gas doesn't come on for the flame. I was told I need an "igniter" which for this oven is Maytag part number 12400035.
On the Web they sell for from around $50 to around $70.
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Re: oven won't light
Hey im sorry to hear that...
I fix many ovens., however not really familiar to yours...
However instead of searching for thermostat, try looking for either thermo-couple, falme flaiure device or falme safety device these are the three main termonologies used....
Hope this helps......
Im sorry cant provide you with a full on solution ... but my guess is that your is probably a thermocouple......
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Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.
Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good “blue” arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module. Good luck.
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.
This could be caused by a lack of air within the oven cavity, once the air is used up the flame will go out, it will then work again once it is relite, but will probably do the same again, this could be dangerous and requires on site proffesional attention.