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Old 01-03-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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73 Magic Chef oven is ALIVE!

Well, after messing with the MC on and off for a month of so I finally found out the problem.

The oven pilot wouldn't light and I tried everything. All the turn the dial to this; turn the stove on; etc. no joy. Found the cut of valve behind the face plate, it was on. So I took a torch cleaner and cleaned the pilot hole. Nothing. Finally I just started taking things apart. The cut off valve to the carburetor, no gas. Connection under the sink, no gas. The cupeling at the tee under the trailer, GAS. I ran weedeater string in each run and found a clog in the line 3' from the tee under the trailer.

I connected everything, checked for leaks with soapy water, and lit the pilot. Then I turned up the oven..... we have FIRE! I'm going to check the temp tomorrow.

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Congrats! You can pick up an oven thermometer from any cooking shop. I did this and was surprised to find my oven quite close to the dial settings.

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #3
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Well, tonight I baked a pizza for my bride in our "new" Magic Chef oven. It was perfect! Wish all the projects would turn out so favorable.
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