If your Magic Chef oven heating element is not working or your Magic Chef oven just won’t heat, this article is for you. We will talk about Magic Chef oven heating problems and how to fix them.
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Gas Magic Chef Oven Not Heating — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your gas Magic Chef oven won’t heat and what to do about them.
A faulty igniter is the most likely cause of this problem. Once the igniter starts to fail, it will glow but not light the gas sent to it from the safety valve. This will prevent your gas oven from heating. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Magic Chef oven. Also read the article in the link to replace your igniter if your Magic Chef oven preheats slowly or takes forever to preheat.
2. Safety Valve
The safety valve is the next possible reason why your gas Magic Chef oven won’t heat. If the igniter isn’t faulty, test the safety valve. The safety valve sends the gas to the igniter to light. If the valve fails, the oven won’t heat. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Igniter” article in the section directly above this one to replace the safety valve in your Magic Chef oven.
3. Damaged Wires
If the igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, check the wires connected to them next. A burnt or cut wire could prevent the oven from heating. Inspect the wires connected to the igniter and safety valve. If the wires appear to be burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.
4. Control Board
This is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef gas oven won’t heat. The control board sends voltage to every component in the oven in order for them to function. So, if it fails, the oven will not heat. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] if you would like to replace the control board in your Magic Chef oven.
Magic Chef Oven Heating Element Not Working — How To Fix
If your Magic Chef oven heating element is not working, the element, wires, or control board could be faulty. To actually know which component to replace, you will need to test them one at a time. To learn how to replace these components in a Magic Chef oven, read this article: Magic Chef Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] . Also read the article in the link if your electric Magic Chef oven preheats slowly.
Electric Magic Chef Oven Not Heating — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your electric Magic Chef oven won’t heat and what to do about them.
1. Bake Element
If your Electric Magic Chef oven is not heating, the bake element is most likely faulty. The bake and broil element work together to heat an oven during the baking cycle. If the broil element fails, the oven will still heat. However, if the bake element fails, the oven won’t heat at all. Read the article “Magic Chef Oven Heating” in the section above to replace the bake element in your Magic Chef oven.
2. Damaged Wires
If the wires connected to the bake element are faulty, the oven won’t heat. If your Magic Chef oven still doesn’t heat after replacing the element, inspect the wires connected to the terminals. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them.
3. Control Board
A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef oven control board won’t heat. If you have checked the element and wires but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. The control board sends voltage to each component in the oven. So, if it fails, the bake element won’t receive voltage to operate. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Gas Magic Chef Oven Not Heating” section above.
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How To Preheat Magic Chef Oven
Below, we have listed the steps to follow in order to preheat your Magic Chef oven…
Step 1: Turn the oven on.
Step 2: Set the oven to bake. You can do this by pressing the “Bake” button or turning the oven’s main control knob to select the bake function.
Step 3: Set your desired temperature using the arrows or temperature dial.
Step 4: Press “Start”.
Step 5: Leave the oven for 15 minutes to preheat.
Step 6: Afterwards, open the oven door and place your food inside.
Magic Chef Oven Not Heating Evenly — How To Fix
If your Magic Chef oven is not heating evenly, check if the oven is leveled. If the oven isn’t leveled, adjust the legs. Make sure that as you are adjusting the legs, the top of the oven is on the same level as the countertop. If your oven is leveled but it doesn’t heat evenly, the broil element is probably faulty. The bake and broil element work together to heat an oven. If the broil element fails, the bottom of your food may be burnt before it cooks inside completely. Follow the steps below to replace this oven component…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 2: Open the oven door a bit.
Step 3: Lift the door off and set it on a cloth lined surface. Do not lift the door off by the handle.
Step 4: Remove the oven racks and set them aside.
Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws at the top of the oven which hold the broil element’s support bracket in place.
Step 6: Take out the other two screws on the oven’s back wall which hold the broil element in place.
Step 7: Pull the element forward and disconnect the wires using a pair of needle nose pliers.
Step 8: Make sure the wires don’t fall through the holes in the oven’s rear.
Step 9: Slide the support bracket off the broil element.
Step 10: Get a new element and slide the support bracket onto it.
Step 11: Connect the wires to the broil element and push it into place.
Step 12: Return the screws on the back wall which hold the broil element in place.
Step 13: Also return the other screws on the top wall as well which hold the broil element in place.
Step 14: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 15: Lift the door and position it back on the hinges.
Step 16: Open the door fully then shut it.
Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the broil element in a Magic Chef oven.