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Magic Chef gas stove... oven does not work... It uses the ceramic unit to ignite which glows but gas does not come... Both the broiler and top burners work

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  • edaba May 07, 2010

    Thank you Heatman101
    The ignitor gets very hot (the bottom pan is hot to touch) Oven ignitor is hard wire not clip like broiler. I have another piece I can cut the clip off and put in that I know works.
    If I take out the safety valve/switch is there anything special I need for threads/fittings??
    I would prefer DIY.

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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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