Magic Chef Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Has your Magic Chef oven igniter stopped working but you have no idea what to do? In this article, we will look at Magic Chef oven igniter problems and how to fix them.

Magic Chef Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

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

1. Igniter

If your Magic Chef oven igniter won’t work, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef oven igniter…

Step 1: First, make sure to unplug the oven’s power cord to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply as well.

Step 4: Open the oven door slightly.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off the hinges.

Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 8: Slide the tabs which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place forward.

Step 9: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 10: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the igniter’s shield in place.

Step 12: Set the shield aside.

Step 13: Pull the igniter wire out through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 14: Disconnect the igniter wire connector.

Step 15: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner shield.

Step 16: Remove the igniter.

Step 17: Get a new Magic Chef oven igniter.

Step 18: Secure the new Magic Chef oven igniter to the burner tube using the two screws.

Step 19: If the plug of your new igniter doesn’t match the plug in the oven, you will need to change it. To do this, first cut of the wire plug from the new igniter. Make sure to cut as close to the wire plug as possible.

Step 20: Snip the wire plug off the old igniter. Make sure there is about 3 inches of wire hanging off the plug.

Step 21: Strip the ends of the new igniter wires. Just strip about a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of insulation

Step 22: Also strip the insulation off the ends of the old wires with the connector.

Step 23: Match the wires of the connector to the current igniter wires.

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Step 24: Secure the wires using ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic wire nuts.

Step 25: Take the burner tube assembly back to the oven.

Step 26: Connect the igniter wire plug to the wire plug in the oven.

Step 27: Reposition the burner tube assembly and return the screw which holds the shield in place.

Step 28: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and slide the tabs back to hold it in place.

Step 29: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 30: Lift the door and position the hinges in the openings under the door.

Step 31: Open the oven door fully and shut it.

Step 32: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 33: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 34: Push the oven back to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Magic Chef oven Igniter.

2. Safety Valve

If your Magic Chef oven igniter still doesn’t work after replacing it, the next thing to check is the safety valve. If the safety valve fails, the igniter won’t receive any gas to ignite. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in a Magic Chef oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply also.

Step 4: Open the door of the oven.

Step 5: Slide the racks out of the oven and set them to the side.

Step 6: Lift out the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 7: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw or screws which hold the oven’s heat shield in place.

Step 8: Lift the heat shield and burner tube assembly.

Step 9: Set the assembly to the side.

Step 10: Now, go to the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Take out the screws holding the lower back panel of your Magic Chef oven.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the two terminals of the safety valve.

Step 13: Test the safety valve using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the safety valve is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 14: Unscrew the gas supply line from the safety valve using a 9/16th inch nut driver.

Step 15: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the safety valve to the oven.

Step 16: Remove the safety valve.

Step 17: Get a new Magic Chef oven safety valve.

Step 18: Position the safety valve on the oven’s rear.

Step 19: Hold the safety valve in place with the two Philips head screwdriver.

Step 20: Screw the gas supply tube to the safety valve.

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Step 21: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 22: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 23: Hold the oven’s back panel in place with the screws.

Step 24: Go to the oven interior.

Step 25: Reposition the burner tube and heat shield assembly in the oven.

Step 26: Hold the heat shield assembly in place with the screw or screws.

Step 27: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 30: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 31: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 32: Turn the gas supply on and push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Magic Chef oven.

3. Damaged Wires

If both your Magic Chef oven igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, you should inspect the wires. Gain access to the wires of the safety valve and igniter. Inspect the wires for burns or cuts. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the reason your Magic Chef oven igniter won’t work. Contact a technician to replace the wires if they appear damaged.

4. Control Board

The control board is the final possible reason your Magic Chef oven igniter won’t work. The control board sends voltage to the igniter. So, if the control board fails, the igniter won’t receive the voltage it needs to operate. If you have checked all the components above, but they aren’t faulty, follow the steps below to replace the board…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power for safety.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and use a quarter inch nut driver to take out the screws holding the upper access cover in place.

Step 3: Set the access cover aside and disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 4: Take out the four Philips head screws which hold the control board in place and get a new one.

Step 5: Screw the new control board to the oven.

Step 6: Reconnect the wires to the control board.

Step 7: Reposition the oven’s access cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 8: Reconnect the power to the oven.

The video below will show you how to replace the control board in your Magic Chef oven.

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Magic Chef Stove Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

An igniter clicks when it gets wet. So, if your Magic Chef oven igniter keeps clicking, it is probably damp. Follow the steps listed below to fix this problem…

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Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply as well and open the door a bit.

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

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

Step 5: Take out the oven racks and lift the bottom panel out.

Step 6: Take out the screw which holds the heat shield in place with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Move the heat shield to the side.

Step 8: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 9: Pull out the igniter carefully and disconnect the wire plug.

Step 10: Get some paper towels.

Step 11: Dry the igniter completely with the paper towels.

Step 12: Leave the igniter out overnight to air dry.

Step 13: Once the igniter is completely dry, return it to the oven and reconnect the wire plug.

Step 14: Screw your Magic Chef oven igniter back to the burner tube.

Step 15: Position the heat shield and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 16: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 17: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 18: Reposition the oven door on the hinges.

Step 19: Open the door fully then close it.

Step 20: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 21: Reconnect the power to the oven and return the oven to its usual position.

How To Replace Magic Chef Stove Top Igniter

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef stove top igniter…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 3: Lift the grate off the burner with the igniter you want to replace.

Step 4: Turn the burner assembly counterclockwise to unscrew it from the stove top.

Step 5: Lift the burner assembly.

Step 6: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through the oven.

Step 7: Unscrew the igniter from the burner assembly. There are two Philips head screws.

Step 8: Remove the igniter.

Step 9: Get a new igniter and position it on the burner assembly.

Step 10: Secure the igniter with the screws.

Step 11: Connect the wire to the igniter.

Step 12: Reposition the burner assembly on the stove top and turn it clockwise to lock.

Step 13: Return the burner grate.

Step 14: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 15: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

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

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