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Old 09-27-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Is the stove supposed to light at hole on back wall?

I just bought a new Caravel and was testing out the utilities. I turned on one propane tank, lit a burner (which lit just fine) but when I went to light the pilot for the stove, a hole in the back of the stove (where the propane comes in from?) lit up instead. Didn't look right to me so I shut the whole thing down and vowed to have it looked at. What do you think? Did I just light it wrong?
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:56 PM   #2
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Not good

Sounds like a loose fitting or a punctured gas line on the gas supply.

The pilot is usually about 2/3 the way back from the front of the oven and centered right to left. The pilot flame is fairly small and can sometimes be hard to see in bright light.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:09 PM   #3
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I had that issue with a water heater pilot. It turned out the feed line for the pilot was cracked at the fitting, and had to be replaced.
You did well to shut it down until you can get it looked at, let us know what you find out.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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Red face Cracked Propane Line?

Indeed I shall have it inspected by a professional. This seems like the most intelligent direction to take since it is new to me and I don't have any history with it yet. Thanks for the input!!
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Figured out the issue...

Indeed the gas feed from the back of the stove to the burner unit was cracked at the fitting. I've removed the fitting but I've no idea where to find a replacement. It's a Magic Chef so I guess I'll hit the net and see what appears.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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Replacing the stove

Hey everyone we're still plugging along on our new AS and finally got around to updating the countertop and stove. The AS had the original 1975 Magic Chef which was beyond cleaning. I also didn't trust it, so we went to the local AS dealer to see what was going on (Alamo RV here in San Antonio). Anyway, some new AS owners had asked the dealer to remove the stove and put in a cooktop with a microwave in the area initially taken up by the oven.

Hence, our new stove/range cost me $200 . Not bad for a stainless steel model. While we were at it, I went ahead and had a new countertop built for $150 and put that in myself. Enjoy the photo's.

PS. Here are the before and after photos.

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Old 11-08-2005, 08:00 AM   #7
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Hey everyone we're still plugging along on our new AS and finally got around to updating the countertop and stove. The AS had the original 1975 Magic Chef which was beyond cleaning. I also didn't trust it, so we went to the local AS dealer to see what was going on (Alamo RV here in San Antonio). Anyway, some new AS owners had asked the dealer to remove the stove and put in a cooktop with a microwave in the area initially taken up by the oven.

Hence, our new stove/range cost me $200 . Not bad for a stainless steel model. While we were at it, I went ahead and had a new countertop built for $150 and put that in myself. Enjoy the photo's.

PS. Here are the before and after photos.

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It looks good. Do you still have your old unit? I think Thad (funtobethad) is looking for a propane line for his Magic Chef stove.
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Old 11-09-2005, 09:20 AM   #8
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Thanks for looking out for me Terry. So far the search has been fruitless.
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Old 11-13-2005, 07:17 PM   #9
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So Sorry guys!

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It looks good. Do you still have your old unit? I think Thad (funtobethad) is looking for a propane line for his Magic Chef stove.
Sorry guys, but our AS dealer took care of disposing of the old stove. I was just getting involved with this forum and didn't think to hang onto any of the old parts, especially the 'guts' of it.

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Old 11-14-2005, 04:33 PM   #10
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No problem!! I'll bet it still got put to use somewhere.
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