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I have a Magic Chef stove Model # 31001SAW. It is made by Maytag.I need to replace the ignitor switch in the oven. The light(flame) comes on but the gas does not ignite. I am assuming that the ignitor switch is the problem. Help!

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If the ignitor is not a brite red than it is not putting out the 3.5 amp's neaded to open valve.you can check the valve with a continueaty meter.remove the two wire's from the valve and check valve with meter,if valve check's good than ignitor is bad.

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