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You could try purchasing replacement parts from a local appliance parts supplier and you might be able to get advice on making the repair. The supplier can advise you of the cost, allowing you to decide whether it is economically worthwhile to repair the range. You also have to consider your degree of confidence in your ability to do the necessary work

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Sep 29, 2013

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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011

You can generally found the model number for a cooktop in a few places. Sometimes the model number is faded or rubbed out. The first place I would check is directly on the bottom of the cooktop that is usually were you will find the model and serial number. Secondly, check on the units electrical box many times the label is to the right or left hand side. Lastly, some cooktops let you lift up the top to clean underneath and you can find the label somewhere around the edges.

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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

In the US, there is a parts distributor with locations all over the country. Their number is 1-800-482-6022. They have four of your burner knobs (part number 74001253) in stock in the Fresno, California warehouse. The cost per knob is $9.27 US. I can't say how much the shipping would be, but they use UPS and FED EX.
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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010

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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

Here is a tip that I wrote that will help figure out why the burner spark keeps on clicking...

Gas Range Repair Burners Keep on Clicking


Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010

Hello. Generally, the best local source for LP gas valves is your LP gas provider, give them a call. Also, there are several other sources including http://www.kitchenstuff.com/items.asp?Cc=HS1077, and local plumbing supply houses. J.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jul 10, 2010

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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jun 22, 2010

Pilot Ignition System procedure is as follows:-- 

On a pilot ignition oven, there is a pilot which is an actual gas flame (although very small) in the oven. What happens in this system is that the pilot stays lit all the time and when the oven thermostat is turned on, the pilot flame extends (gets bigger) to envelope the thermocouple bulb of the oven safety valve. The thermostat controls gas flow to both the pilot and to the oven safety valve. Once the oven safety valve's thermocouple senses appropriate heat, the safety valve opens to allow gas flow to the oven burner where the pilot flame ignites the gas. The main oven burner should usually light in less than 1-1½ minutes after the pilot flame has extended to envelope the safety valve's thermocouple.
Oven not heating
On a pilot ignition system the pilot flame must be lit for the oven burner to receive gas. If the pilot will not stay lit, there may be a problem in the oven thermostat (which supplies gas flow to the pilot) or the gas tubing leading to it and/or the pilot itself may be plugged with cobwebs, grease, etc.
other pilot ignition range models, the oven thermostat knob needs to be pushed in and held before the pilot can be re-lit if it has gone out. The oven control knob may have to continue to be held in for up to a minute after the pilot has been re-lit.
If the pilot IS lit but the oven burner is not lighting, the pilot flame will need to be inspected as the thermostat is turned on. If the pilot is not extending when the thermostat is tuned to ON, the oven thermostat may be defective. If the pilot is extending but the oven gas valve is not opening, that oven safety valve may be defective or its sensor bulb may be out of position on the pilot or just dirty causing it to not sense the proper temperature of the pilot flame. A dirty pilot can also cause a reduced size pilot flame so the oven safety valve can not sense the proper temperature to open.
Observations necessary to diagnose problem
Is the pilot lit?
Does the pilot extend (get bigger) when the thermostat is turned on?
Is the safety valve's sensor properly mounted in the pilot?
Problems with the pilot light system.....The flame has gone out, re-light the pilot. The pilot flame will not light - possible oven control is not sending gas for the pilot light. The pilot light works but no main burner ignition - possible pilot assembly is dirty and the pilot flame is too small, safety valve and thermocouple is faulty, the bulb from the safety valve is out of position and the pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple bulb. Some ranges use a standing pilot light ( small flame is on all the time ) while others use an spark ignition to light the pilot light flame and the pilot light flame heats up the thermocouple bulb to allow the main gas to flow through the oven burner.

The flame needs to heat the bulb up enough to tell it to open the gas valve. Several things can go wrong here that keep this from happening:
The pilot flame may not be hot enough, usually because the flame is yellow instead of pure blue or is too small. The cause for this is usually a dirty pilot assembly. The pilot assembly would either need to be cleaned or replaced.

The thermocouple bulb may not be positioned properly in the flame. You can't heat the bulb properly if it's not in the pilot flame! The thermocouple bulb needs to be in the upper third of a pure blue pilot flame--that's the hottest part of the flame.

The thermocouple itself may be burned out. It happens. It's a internal part of the gas valve so, no, you can't just change the thermocouple bulb separate from the gas valve.

But when you turn on the oven or the thermostat calls for heat, the pilot flame gets bigger and jumps down so it can heat up the thermocouple bulb. This extra gas to increase the pilot flame size comes from the thermostat.
If the pilot flame jumps upwards or just gets bigger, but doesn't shoot down, then you need to replace the pilot assembly.

If the pilot flame size does not increase or jump down when turning on the oven thermostat, then the problem is the thermostat not sending enough gas to the pilot assembly. It's also possible that the pilot gas supply tube has a hole in it somewhere.
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Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010

The problem is usually the igniter not reaching the correct amp draw .When the igniter does not reach the correct amp draw it may allow the gas valve to partially open or not open at all. The igniters are inexpensive and easy to replace. There is a video at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the correct procedure for performing this test. It may be a different model but the testing will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on May 16, 2010

Hello, make sure that the valve is completely clear of any debris that could be blocking the flow of gas.Also check and make sure the igniter is giving off spark. Make sure while you were cleaning, that you did not accidentally bend the position of the ignitor too far away from the gas exit valve. Hope I could help you with your issue.. GREAT LUCK!! Lucky4lynn2 :)

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

Unplug the oven for at least 30 minutes. Plug it back in and see if it stops. If not, the control board has a problem (could be just bad connections).

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Mar 13, 2010

twist off the burners
they will come off

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

If it's two burners on the same side that won't light, it is probably the igniter for that side. If so, remove the grates, griddle, and griddle sub pan, and then lift up the main "pan (if it's like mine, it's hinged at the back and lifts up). Now, if each burner on that side has a tube going to the middle between the burners, the igniter is in that middle section. Mine is a small plug-in ceramic and metal part (see photo). If yours looks like this, contact me at [email protected], I have a spare.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jan 28, 2010

thromo stat bad the tempature knob has a gas valve attached to it along with two gas lines you will have to remove the oven to acess all lines as they run on the backside of the case remove the burners and gas input line copper line remove gas supply tube to all burners remove valve and take to dealer they need the numbers off the vavle for exact repacement not just the numbers off the stove itself east fix with simpl hand tools thermost has a themocouple attached to burner assembly and this is your problem bad part is themocouple is built into thermostat and is no serviceable only fix is to replace "thermostic gas valve"

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009

It actually stopped doing it all by itself while we were waiting for a solution.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on May 17, 2009

This part can cost over $400. It is usually not worth fixing. NEVER operate the stove with a cracked top. This is tempered glass and it can just explode! It is also a dangerous electrical issue. Liquid can drip down through the crack and contact the live open element.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on Jul 15, 2008

Dawnie, under each burner control there is a valve and a switch. One of your switches has either become wet or shorted out. This is why it's clicking. Sometimes grease gets in them and causes this problem. The part number for the switch is 7403p367-60. You can look it up on the net to see what Im talking about. Not a hard fix. Catriver..post back.

Magic Chef 30... | Answered on May 19, 2008

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