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Old 11-24-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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Oven lighting instructions??

Wondering if someone might be able to give me some instruction on how to light our Magic Chef oven? We have a 72 Overlander, the stove works good. Just can't figure out the steps that need to be taken to light the oven.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 11-24-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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You need to open the gas valve to the oven. This may be a valve under the cooktop similar to the stovetop pilot gas isolation, or on mine it is accomplished by turing the oven control thermostat to the pilot position. Hold a match, or better an Aim & Flame type lighter under the pilot in the bottom of the stove. Sometimes this takes awhile for the gas to come through as it is a very low flowrate. Once the pilot lights, turn the thermostat to the desired temperature. I would use an oven thermometer to test the temperature range of the thermostat. First time I lit mine the temperature just kept going higher and higher until the thermometer went off scale. Bad thermostat.

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Old 11-25-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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Is the oven separate form the stove? On my 73 it is. I have the manual, If Peegreens advice does not work, I'll check my manual...
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:59 AM   #4
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When we did have an oven the first step was to remove all of the pots, pans, and other stuff we had stored in there. The second step was to find a place for all of the stuff we just took out.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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As some one who had a bad first experience...

This is the voice of bad experience. When I lit the Magic Chef (from faulty instructions) it literally blew up in my face. Fortunately, the propane flash was brief and only resulted in badly singed bangs, hair and eyelashes.

I have a 72 Safari so I'll bet they are similar. Turn the oven knob to the OFF position (sounds rather counterintuitive, but trust me on this one. You don't want it on B or any temp setting which is what I did) Light one of the burners on the stovetop to "draw" the propane. Push in on the oven knob (in the OFF position) and stick a fireplace lighter in the broiler area and aim the flame at the tube thingy. ONce it lights turn the knob to the setting. Mine must have a busted thermostat because it never cycled on or off to maintain a temperature. When you pack up to move on turn it to Pilot Off. That shuts off the gas to the stove. having it in the OFF position means you can turn the oven on without relighting the pilot each time you want to warm something in the oven.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:11 PM   #6
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Make sure the range is working - the gas from the range feeds the oven.

Turn the oven knob from Pilot Off to Off and push in on the knob - light the the pilot - look on the right side of the oven under the solid shelf

Let that burn for a few seconds with the knob pushed in

Release and turn the knob up to 500 degrees or at least past the small black dot on the oven temp. knob it will take a few minutes before it will light

It's a safety device thing - once the oven lights you can adjust it to any temp. you want.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #7
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Some good posts on how to light your oven. Now to turn it off. If you turn the knob to off, the pilot light will stay on. Turn it past off to pilot off and the pilot should go out.


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Old 11-26-2006, 03:51 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of this good information. I will try it and let you know what happens. I have had the stove top working and all seems well.

Once I get the oven going good, I guess we will have to try out the furnace!

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