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Old 09-16-2002, 10:03 PM   #1
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Oven Thermostat

I have a Magic Chef oven (upper). The thermostat does not work properly. There is the heat sensor which has a wire that runs to the oven temp knob.
Has anyone ever messed with the knob, is it repairable, are there replacements?
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Old 09-16-2002, 11:29 PM   #2
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I have the same question on the oven for our '64 GlobeTrotter...just haven't gotten around to posting it.

Thanks Peter...now I guess we just sit back & wait, huh?!

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Old 09-17-2002, 12:14 AM   #3
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Oven?

Oven? I thought everyone cooked outside using a "FIRE RING"~!~ <smiles>
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:51 AM   #4
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Not in Colorado with our drought!!!

NO Campfires allowed ~ at least this year!

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Old 09-17-2002, 07:17 AM   #5
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...now I guess we just sit back & wait, huh?!
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Shari,
we already did sit back and wait and saw the results.
I have a feeling they could be many of us, some have yet to find out.
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Old 09-18-2002, 04:04 PM   #6
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I'm in the same boat. No fire down below. Rangetop works fine. What's the best source for a replacement oven/rangetop?
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Old 09-18-2002, 06:38 PM   #7
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Some oven parts are still available, but it depends on the Magic Chef model.
Four burner ranges with ovens are no longer available. For some reason, only 3 burner ranges with ovens have been it, for the last couple of years.
Cut out dimensions are required before any replacement can be researched.


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Old 09-19-2002, 07:31 AM   #8
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Ballpark - what do the prices tend to run on RV replacement range/ovens for A/S? This is 84 Excella 31' with 4-burner range/oven as one unit. I've talked to parts supplier for Magic Chef, who is no longer around. My replacement parts will run me approx $215. May not be worth repairing if I can get replacement at right price.
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:33 AM   #9
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Sticker prices on a Magic Chef 16 inch drop in range in Bisque color is $390.00, and in Black it's $450.00.
A 22 inch drop in, in Bisque is $515.00 and Black is $500.00.
These are round "BALL PARK" numbers, as you asked for.




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Old 09-19-2002, 11:17 AM   #10
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My wife and I have had some trouble with our washing machine, and I decided to repair the problem myself. While hunting down parts I went to several appliance parts places around town. It seems like there are many generic type parts used in older appliances, at least that's what I overheard from the guys that were behind the counter. " Oh yeah, we got one that will work".
Might be worth taking a look at, so long that it is a recommendet replacement part and does not cause a safety issue. As always, use common sense and put safety first.
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Stove prices

Campers choice Search on 'Magic Chef'

22" $300 16" $240.

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Old 10-26-2002, 12:21 PM   #12
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thermostat for magic chef

If I can pick up this thread again; I too am in need of a thermostat for the oven portion of my cooking outfit. It is a four burner Magic Chef which I assume it is original. The range part works fine, the oven is like a blast furnace that you can't control. It's either on or off. I am assuming I need to replace the thermostat. Has anyone who took part in this discussion earlier come up with a source for such parts for older Magic Chef's?
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Brouck ~

You described our problem to a "T"-stat The only way I've controlled the temp so far was to turn the oven on & off every couple of minutes...it's worked the two times I made peach cobbler & 1 time I baked cookies this summer

I don't want to replace our oven...just fix it. But, that's one of the things on my list of "things to do" for this winter so it's "perfect" next year.

When we were fine-tuning on our stove top this spring, I found a source for replacement parts. I've been meaning to look them up again for this but haven't done it yet...I'll post when I do or if I find another solution...please do the same if you come up with something.

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Thermostat sources

Nearly every city of any size has an appliance parts store - check the yellow pages. On older models, the brand and model number may no longer be referenced in their books. However, if you can get the name and number off the thermostat itself there is every likelyhood they can come up with a replacement.

I could mention that I just gave away a four burner oven/range because it took up too much space, but that might distress some of you, so I will not mention it.

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Thanks for not mentioning it Mark

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I went to a local appliance store and was told that the knob/thermostat is one complete assembly and only available thru a RV specific appliance place.
They also had no reference or cross reference for the oven serial number.
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Peter ~

I wonder if that's the case with my older one too? Hmmm...now my curiousity is peaked, I may have to find time to fit this "quest" in sooner rather than later ~

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Thanks y'all. I too haved baked up a couple of delights with "manual control". The choclate chip cookies were crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle... not bad with milk! The biscuits on the other hand were way to dry, not even the gravy helped. There are some numbers on the part itself but difficult to make out.I will be taking it to an appliance store to see if they can decipher. I am 100 miles from civilization enough to find "parts heaven". We must take the buckboard to town for provisions every month!If any one does come up with a source I'd appreciate it.
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Unhappy Harper Thermostat

I have a 1966 Magic Chef, 4 burner, also. The stove top works fine, but the thermostat doesn't control the oven. It lights, but just like it's been said in some of the postings it has to be manually controlled. The owners manual indicates that under the control knob there is a heater pilot adjusting screw (green) and a constant pilot adjusting screw (red). When I checked for these I noticed that the heater pilot adjusting screw was still there, but the constant pilot screw (red) was missing. I haven't been able to find a suitable replacement part yet -- any suggestions???? Might this be all there is to the problem???
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Hart Enterprises @ 1.800.782.2455 is who Magic Chef told me to call to get replacement parts for my stove/oven.

I needed a nut & ferrule for my oven pilot light and they had it stock @ $1.40 plus $5.70 for S&H.

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