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Old 09-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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'67 Magic Chef Oven Question


My original Magic Chef oven will light and operate properly for about 3-5 minutes before shutting off.

Will the thermocouple operate briefly before shutting off the gas if its not working properly? It seems to me if the thermocouple was bad, the oven would not light at all.

I have been adjusting the flame height of the constant pilot that hits the thermocouple thinking it may be too high and therefore too hot?

Not sure what is going on with it. Any suggestions?

Also, I have shopped my local Ace hardware for a new thermocouple and the ones they carry are very large and look like they will not work in this unit.

Thank you.

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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On my 1966 Magic Chef, the small constant pilot is turned on manually with a valve under the cooking top. When the oven is turned on, a row of pilot flames below the thermocouple is switched on, and once the thermocouple heats up, the main burner is actuated as demanded to meet the temperature setting.
The constant pilot needs to be lit with the main oven control ( temperature knob on range face ) off, and produces a small blue flame just large enough to remain lit.
Attached is a pic of the constant pilot, followed by a picture of the warmer pilot that lights a few seconds after the main burner is called for.
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