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Old 04-12-2020, 04:05 PM   #1
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1969 stove regulator leak

We have a 69 globetrotter and I have noticed a slight propane smell that seems to be coming from the regulator under the stove top (magic chef).. We tested it with the soap and water method and itís not detecting anything but I can definitely smell it. We shut off the flow of gas at the stove and that takes care of the smell. But what do we do next? Can we even find a part to a 1969 magic chef stove that we need? Is there a way to fix it that doesnít require replacing it?
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I had a 75 and it had a pilot flame which was adjustable. Mine was turned off.
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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I had a 75 and it had a pilot flame which was adjustable. Mine was turned off.
I donít see a spot for a pilot light on the stove but Iíll keep looking
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Old 04-12-2020, 04:39 PM   #4
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I had both regulator and oven pilot problems with the Magic Chef in my 1972 Safari. After the oven literally blew up in my face when I tried to light the pilot, I said 'the hell with it.' I got a replacement stove. Even that was fraught with issues. I bought one on eBay, had it installed, went to a rally and discovered the pilot in the oven was defective and wouldn't light. For me a functional oven is essential.

The eBay vendor agreed to replace it but it was a huge pain because I had gotten rid of the original packaging, had to dig thru dumpsters to find a suitable box.... The second stove came, had it installed and it had the exact same problem. Big argument with eBay vendor. Got eBay involved and they forced the vendor to take the second stove back and refund my money. I got a third stove from CampingWorld.
The problem with these vintage rigs is that, unless you want to do cabinet resizing you have to find a large stove and CampingWorld only had the small ones in stock, so they ordered the large one and had it shipped. That one worked.
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2 of mine on an older '76' were leaking. If careful they can be taken apart and cleaned. A small spring kept them closed but they 'gunk' up over time and can leak. When the knobs don't go in and snap back out freely they need cleaned. The little 'roll' pin can be removed and reused. Good luck.
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The gunk you are experiencing is coming from the propane itself. Techs tell me that when the suppliers process the propane one of the by-products is a black looking gunk. Most gas systems have a low point drain, similar to air compressor lines, but because RVs use propane that is heavier than air all the supply lines run under the bottom of the RV. That is where the low point drain should be, due to damage potential they are not installed. If you take apart an old system you will find the stuff even in regulators. What needs to be done is to place filters where the propane leave the tank(s).
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There is a place in Texas that will rebuild the valves, but after having them rebuild my pilot light, to the tune of $200, and it still did not work, I realized that the old oven was just dangerous and there are no parts available.....only one solution, and that is to replace it......I have not replaced mine yet, but I dont dare use it....I am considering installing one of those RV dishwashers in its place, as I wont use the oven much anyway...we keep a nice toaster oven on board that works fine, since really, we always cook outside when camping....
Having said all that, it still bugs me to death that there is something in my Airstream that does not work properly ! It has to go soon!
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The outfit in Texas that will rebuild your gas valves is called Repco....

https://www.erepco.com/

The only folks that I could find that would even attempt to help me out on mine....
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Ok, now I'm going to have to watch Wild Hogs. Nice, Blu Hwy Lady!
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