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I have a magic chef gas stove model number cgr3730adh. The oven is not preheating and broiler is not working the the ignitor has an orange glow.

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  • betsy_g_thom Aug 19, 2010

    When I turned the oven to preheat to 350 after 1.5 hrs. it was still not preheated but the oven was warm. the broiler decided to come on. does that change your opinion?

  • betsy_g_thom Aug 19, 2010

    i have a magic chef gas stove model number cgr3730adh. The oven is not preheating and broiler is not working the the ignitor has an orange glow.
    I set the oven to preheat at 350 degrees after an hour and half it was just warm

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Hello Betsy,

There can be a few causes of this condition.

Foremost, it is good that the igniter is glowing, it shows that there is some life in the oven control.

If you never smell gas, then the gas valve is defective, or is not receiving voltage from the control to turn it on.

If you do smell gas, then the flame sense electrode may be out of position (which should at least momentarily allow burner to light), or the flow of gas is restricted and not enough gas is reaching the burner.

You are probably looking at replacing the oven gas valve. Checking it with a multimeter for 1) operating voltage when it should be on and 2) for coil resistances (both coils should be the same and within specs) when voltage and wires are removed from it.

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Hello,

Usually, when an oven won't broil, it's because the broiler element is burned out. The broiler element in an electric oven is the black, pencil-thick tube at the top of the oven. When the broiler is on, the element glows red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.

If neither the bake nor the broiler heating elements heat, but the range burners still work, the clock may be set for a timed or self-cleaning cycle. Check to be sure the clock buttons and knobs are set properly. If your clock has a knob that says "push for man(ual)", push the knob in and try the baking and broiling elements again. If it still does not operate properly, you probably have a defect in the thermostat, selector switch, or common wiring.
If the oven does not have a separate bake/broil/etc. selector switch, the problem may be with the thermostat. But it's not easy to check the selector switch or thermostat for proper operation. If you suspect a problem in this area, call a qualified appliance repair technician.

Take care.

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