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Old 10-04-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Lighting the oven

I have a 1965 Tradewind with Magic chef range. I finally got the pilot on the stove top working and can light the pilot on the oven, but the oven does not come on. Does the oven have to be totally level like the refrigerator before it will work on gas?
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:05 PM   #2
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Magic Chef oven

On my Magic Chef oven the oven has a separate pilot. Look to the oven knob is see if there is a pilot on setting. Lighting is done manually be reaching under the pilot/thermocouple area while holding the pilot on.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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Oven knob

Actually there is no pilot setting on this oven knob. The manual said turn to 300 degrees. I can light the small pilot at 300 degrees, but not at other settings. It will push in slightly, due to a spring clip/washer behind it, but I can see no benefit to pushing it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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Pilot Knob

Here are a few photos of the range I'm trying to light the oven pilot on. It supposedly has two in the oven. The first one I can get to light, but I can not get the second to come on and that is the one that allows gas to flow to the burner. Is there an adjustment anyone knows about without my pulling the unit out and looking on the back?
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:35 PM   #5
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There are a couple of little screws behind the knob on our 66 that have to be turned on in order to turn the gas on and off on our oven. It is the one on the right side.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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Tappan Mity Mite

My 1963 has a Tappan Mity Mite that is virtualy identical to the Magic Chef. I suspect they were made by the same company. I would like to repair this because it still looks like new.

Like the original post.......... I can light the oven pilot light, but the burner will not light. There is small gas line with a screw pilot valve in it under the range top. There is also a valve in the larger gas line that goes to the burner.

I suspect that the burner control knob is failing to send gas to the burner. If this is not the culprit, then there must be a thermocouple at the burner.

Below the burner there are two gas tubes. One lights (and stays lit) that is the pilot, but the other does not.

If anyone knows how to diagnose and fix this problem, we would appreciate learning the secret. Parts availability is probably also an issue.

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