Magic Chef Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If your Magic Chef oven element is not working and you would like to fix it yourself, this article is for you. We will show you how to do this and more.

Magic Chef Oven Element Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Magic Chef oven element won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Heating Element

If your Magic Chef oven element is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef oven element…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the oven door a bit.

Step 3: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off the hinges.

Step 4: Set the door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 5: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the oven’s lower back wall which hold the bake element in place. The bake element is held in place with two screws.

Step 7: Pull the element towards yourself.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the bake element using a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the oven’s back wall when you do this.

Step 9: Get a new Magic Chef oven element.

Step 10: Take the element to the oven and connect thew wires to the terminals.

Step 11: Push the element in and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 12: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 13: Lift the door and position the slots in the bottom on the door hinges.

Step 14: Open the door fully then shut it.

Step 15: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the power cord back in.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the element in your Magic Chef oven.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Magic Chef oven heating element still doesn’t work after replacing it, you should check the wires. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the heating element. If they appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. The wires normally burn close to the element terminals. Contact a technician to fix the wires if they are damaged.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef oven element won’t work. If you have checked the heating element and wires but they aren’t faulty, the control board probably is. The control board sends voltage to the heating element. So, if it fails, the heating element won’t receive the voltage it needs to operate. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Magic Chef oven.

How To Test A Magic Chef Oven Element

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Magic Chef oven element…

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Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Isolate the element from the oven. If you don’t know how to do this, read the “Magic Chef Oven Element Not Working” section above.

Step 3: Turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, touch the two probes together. While you are doing this, adjust the needle on the display of the multimeter to 0. If you are using a digital multimeter, skip this step.

Step 5: Touch the two multimeter probes to the terminals of the heating element.

Step 6: Look at the reading on the display. If the heating element is still good, you should see a reading anywhere from 30 to 100 ohms. If there is no reading on the display, there is no continuity. This means that the element is faulty.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test a Magic Chef oven element.

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Magic Chef Stove Top Element Not Working — How To Fix

There are two different elements used in Magic Chef stove tops. A radiant element and an element coil. We have listed the three possible reasons why your Magic Chef oven radiant element won’t work, and the two possible reasons why the element coil won’t work.

1. Radiant Element

If your Magic Chef stove top element is not working, it is probably faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the radiant element in a Magic Chef stove…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws underneath the stove top. There are two screws.

Step 4: Lift the stove top and pull it forward a bit.

Step 5: Disconnect the two wire harnesses on the rear of the stove top.

Step 6: Set the stove top faced down on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the four screws which hold the support panel of the stove top elements in place.

Step 8: Flip the support panel over.

Step 9: Note where each wire goes on the faulty heating element by taking a picture.

Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the radiant element using a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Step 11: Squeeze the metal tabs underneath the element using the needle nose pliers.

Step 12: Remove the element and get a new one.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the metal tabs to the old element.

Step 14: Position the tabs on the new element and secure with the screws.

Step 15: Position the element on the support panel.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the new element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 17: Now, carefully flip the element support panel over and position it on the stove top.

Step 18: Secure the panel to the stove top and hold it in place with the four screws.

Step 19: Lift the stove top and place it back on the oven.

Step 20: Reconnect the wire harnesses to the stove top.

Step 21: Push the stove top into place.

Step 22: Secure the stove top to the oven using the two Philips head screws.

Step 23: Shut the oven door.

Step 24: Reconnect the power to the oven.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the radiant element in your Magic Chef stove top.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Magic Chef stove top radiant element still doesn’t work after replacing it, you should inspect the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the radiant element. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Element Switch

If both the radiant element and wires aren’t faulty, the element switch is probably the cause of the problem. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef stove top element switch…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the power cord.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 3: Using a quarter inch nut driver or a Philips head screwdriver, unscrew the oven’s upper access panel.

Step 4: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Pull off the control knob of the faulty element. Make sure you remove the right one.

Step 6: Now, use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the element switch to the stove.

Step 7: Remove the element switch from the stove.

Step 8: Note where each wire plug goes on the element switch. You can take a picture to make it easier.

Step 9: Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry off the wire plugs from the element switch.

Step 10: Get a new element switch.

Step 11: Connect the wire plugs to the element switch making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 12: Position the element switch on the stove.

Step 13: Secure the switch using the two Philips head screws.

Step 14: Push the control knob back onto the shaft.

Step 15: Go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 16: Reposition the upper access panel.

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Step 17: Hold the access panel in place with the screws.

Step 18: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element switch in a Magic Chef stove.

4. Element Coil

If your Magic Chef stove top element coil is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef stove top element coil…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Lift the element coil you want to replace.

Step 4: Pull the terminals of the element coil off the receptacle.

Step 5: Test the element coil using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the element coil should be replaced.

Step 6: Get a new element coil.

Step 7: Insert the terminals of the element coil into the receptacle.

Step 8: Position the element tab into the notch in the drip pan.

Step 9: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in.

Step 10: Push the oven back to its usual position.

5. Element Receptacle

If the element coil isn’t faulty, the receptacle is probably the cause of the problem. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef element receptacle…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, disconnect the oven’s power. Do this by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Lift the element of the receptacle you want to replace.

Step 3: Pull the element away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Remove the element’s drip pan as well.

Step 5: Set the drip pan aside.

Step 6: Open the door of the oven.

Step 7: Take out the three screws underneath the stove top using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the receptacle to the stove top.

Step 9: Lift the stove top.

Step 10: Support the stove top with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 11: Using a pair of pliers, cut the receptacle wires four inches away from the terminals block.

Step 12: Strip about a quarter to half an inch of the wires.

Step 13: Get a new receptacle.

Step 14: Match the wires of the new receptacle to the wires in the oven.

Step 15: Secure the wires using ceramic wire nuts. Make sure you don’t use plastic wire nuts.

Step 16: Lower the stove top.

Step 17: Position the new receptacle on the stove top.

Step 18: Hold the receptacle in place using the Philips head screw.

Step 19: Return the three Philips head screws which hold the stove top to the oven.

Step 20: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 21: Reposition the drip pan on the stove top.

Step 22: Insert the element coil terminals into the receptacle.

Step 23: Position the element in the drip pan.

Step 24: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the element coil receptacle of your Magic Chef stove.

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