Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working [Proven Solutions]

If your Magic Chef oven is not working and you would like to know the possible causes, this article is for you. Today, we will talk about the causes of this problem and what to do about them.

Electric Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your electric Magic Chef oven is not working and how to fix it.

1. Heating Element

There are two heating elements used in electric ovens. The bake element and broil element. If the broil element fails, the oven will still work. However, if the bake element fails, the oven won’t work when the bake function is selected. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn how to test and replace the bake element in an electric Magic Chef oven.

2. Damaged Wires

If the heating element isn’t faulty, you should check the wires connected to the terminals next. Remove the oven’s lower rear access panel and inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the bake element. If the wires are burnt or cut, contact a technician to fix them.

3. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your electric Magic Chef oven is not working. If the control board fails, none of the oven’s components will receive the voltage needed to operate. If you have checked the bake element and the wires but they aren’t faulty, read this article: Magic Chef Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Magic Chef oven. Also read the article in the link to replace the board if your Magic Chef oven and broiler aren’t working.

Gas Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your gas Magic Chef oven is not working and how to fix it.

1. Igniter

The is the most likely reason why your gas Magic Chef oven is not working. Follow the steps listed below to replace the igniter in your Magic Chef oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Open the oven door partially.

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

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

Step 5: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 6: Slide the tabs which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 7: Lift the panel out of the oven.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the heat shield in place.

Step 9: Set the heat shield to the side.

Step 10: Pull out the igniter’s wire plug.

Step 11: Disconnect the wire plug from the igniter.

Step 12: Remove the heat shield from the oven.

Step 13: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 14: Test the igniter using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the igniter is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 15: Get a new igniter and screw it to the burner tube.

Step 16: Reposition the burner assembly in the oven.

Step 17: Reconnect the wire plug to the igniter.

Step 18: Secure the heat shield to the oven using the Philips head screw.

Step 19: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven and slide the tabs back.

Step 20: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 21: Lift the oven door and position the slots in the bottom on the hinges.

Step 22: Open the door fully then shut it.

Step 23: Reconnect the oven’s power supply and turn the gas supply back on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter in a Magic Chef oven.

2. Safety Valve

If your igniter isn’t faulty but your gas Magic Chef oven is not working, the safety valve may be faulty. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter. Follow the steps below to replace the safety valve in your Magic Chef oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 4: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which secures the flame spreader.

Step 6: Set the flame spreader and burner tube assembly to the side.

Step 7: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws holding the lower access cover.

Step 8: Set the cover aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 9: Test the safety valve with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new safety valve.

Step 10: Unscrew the gas supply line from the safety valve using a 9/16th inch wrench.

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Step 11: Take out the two Philips head screws holding the safety valve to the oven.

Step 12: Get a new safety valve and position it on the oven’s rear.

Step 13: Secure the safety valve with the two screws.

Step 14: Screw the gas supply line back to the safety valve.

Step 15: Reconnect the wires to the terminals.

Step 16: Return the oven’s back panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 17: Go to the oven interior and reposition the burner assembly and heat shield.

Step 18: Hold the assembly in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 19: Place the bottom panel back in the oven.

Step 20: Slide the racks back into the oven and shut the door.

Step 21: Turn the oven’s gas supply on and plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 22: Push the oven back to the wall.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Magic Chef oven.

3. Damaged Wires

If you have tested both the igniter and safety valve but they aren’t faulty, inspect the wires connected to them. Damaged wires could cause the oven to stop working. If you see any burns or cuts on the wires while inspecting them, contact a technician to fix or replace them.

4. Control Board

If all the components above aren’t faulty, the control board probably is. If the control board fails, the igniter and safety valve won’t receive the voltage they need to operate. Before replacing the control board, make sure to test all the components above. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Electric Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working” section.

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Magic Chef Oven Display Not Working — How To Fix

If the display of your Magic Chef oven is not working, the thermal fuse may have blown. If the thermal fuse blows or burns out, the display of the oven will be blank. Follow these steps to test and replace this component…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: If your oven uses gas, shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 3: Remove the oven’s upper and lower rear access panels by taking out the Philips head screws holding them in place.

Step 4: Set the panels aside and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. You should see the thermal fuse somewhere near the terminals of the bake or broil element.

Step 5: Test the thermal fuse with a multimeter. If the thermal fuse doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced.

Step 6: Unscrew the thermal fuse from the oven and get a new one.

Step 7: Screw the new thermal fuse to the oven and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 8: Reposition the oven’s back panels and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 9: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 10: If you shut off the gas supply, turn it on.

If the display of your Magic chef oven is still blank after replacing the thermal fuse, the control board is faulty. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Electric Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working” section above.

Magic Chef Oven Button Not Working — How To Fix

If one or more buttons on your Magic Chef oven aren’t working, the control board’s overlay is faulty and should be replaced. Once the overlay starts to fail, the most used buttons will stop working. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Electric Magic Chef Oven Is Not Working” section above.

Gas Magic Chef Stove Top Is Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Spark Electrode

If your gas Magic Chef stove top won’t work, the spark electrode is probably faulty. Follow these steps to replace the spark electrode…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Lift the burner grate off.

Step 3: Turn the faulty burner assembly counterclockwise to release it from the stove top.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires from the spark electrode using a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the wires don’t fall through the hole in the stove.

Step 5: Unscrew the spark electrode from the burner assembly and remove it.

Step 6: Get a new spark electrode and screw it to the burner assembly.

Step 7: Connect the wires to the spark electrode

Step 8: Screw the burner assembly back to the stove top.

Step 9: Place the grate back on the burner.

Step 10: Turn on the oven’s gas supply and plug the power cord in.

The video below will show you how to replace the spark electrode in a Magic Chef stove top.

2. Spark Switch Wire Harness

If your gas Magic Chef stove top doesn’t work after replacing the spark electrode, you should replace the spark ignition switch next. Below, we show you how to replace the spark ignition switch of your Magic Chef stove top…

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Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Lift off the burner grates and set them aside.

Step 3: Lift the caps off the burner bases.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Lift the burner bases off the stove top and disconnect the wires from the spark electrode.

Step 6: Insert a putty knife underneath the stove top and depress the tabs which hold it in place.

Step 7: Lift the stove top and unscrew the grounding wire from the rear using a quarter inch wrench.

Step 8: Set the stove top aside.

Step 9: Note where each control knob goes then pull them off.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the burner valves to the oven’s front panel.

Step 11: Open the oven door.

Step 12: Take out the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel.

Step 13: Lift the front panel off and set it aside.

Step 14: Depress the tabs holding the spark switches to the burner valves using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 15: Disconnect the wire connector of the spark switch wire harness from the rear of the oven.

Step 16: Also disconnect the other spark switch wire from the spark module.

Step 17: Unhook the wire from the retainer and fully remove the spark switch wire harness.

Step 18: Get a new spark switch wire harness and hook it to the retainer.

Step 19: Connect the wire to the spark module and the other one to the black wire connector.

Step 20: Push the spark switches onto the valve stems.

Step 21: Reposition the front panel.

Step 22: Return the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel which hold it in place.

Step 23: Shut the oven door.

Step 24: Screw the valve stems to the front panel and push the control knobs back into place.

Step 25: Insert the spark electrode wires into the orifice holders.

Step 26: Place the stove top on the oven and screw the grounding wire back to it.

Step 27: Push the stove top into place.

Step 28: Connect the wires to the spark electrodes.

Step 29: Screw the burner bases back to the stove top.

Step 30: Place the caps back on the burner bases.

Step 31: Return the burner grates.

Step 32: Turn the gas supply back on.

Step 33: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark switch wire harness in a Magic Chef stove top.

3. Spark Module

If your Magic Chef stove top doesn’t work after replacing the spark electrode and spark switch wire harness, the spark module is most likely faulty. Follow the steps below to replace the spark module in your Magic Chef stove…

Step 1: Turn off the oven’s gas supply and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper access panel in place.

Step 4: Set the panel aside and take out the screws holding the spark module’s cover panel. The spark module should be on the right or left.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the spark module in place using a short Philips head screwdriver.

Step 6: Get a new spark module.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the spark module and connect them to the new one. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 8: Position the spark module in the oven and hold it in place with Philips head screws.

Step 9: Reposition the spark module cover panel and secure it with the screws.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s upper access cover and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 11: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 12: Turn the oven’s gas supply on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the spark module in a Magic Chef stove.

Electric Magic Chef Stove Top Not Working — How To Fix

There are two different elements used in an electric Magic Chef stove top. An element coil and a radiant element. Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your electric Magic Chef stove top is not working and how to fix them.

1. Element Coil

If your Magic Chef stove top is not working and it uses an element coil, it is most likely faulty. Follow the steps below to replace the element coil of your Magic Chef stove top…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: Lift the faulty element coil.

Step 3: Pull the terminals of the element coil away from the receptacle.

Step 4: Test the element coil using a multimeter. If the element coil doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced.

Step 5: Get a new element coil.

Step 6: Insert the terminals of the coil into the receptacle.

Step 7: Lower the element coil into the drip pan.

Step 8: Plug the oven’s power cord back into outlet.

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

2. Element Receptacle

If your Magic Chef stove top still won’t work after replacing the element coil, the receptacle should be replaced. Follow the steps listed below to replace your Magic Chef stove top element receptacle…

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Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power. Do this by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Lift the element with the faulty receptacle.

Step 4: Pull the element coil off and remove the drip pan as well.

Step 5: Set the element coil and drip pan aside.

Step 6: Take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 7: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the element receptacle to the stove top.

Step 8: Lift the stove top and support with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 9: Using a pair of pliers, cut the wires of the receptacle 4 inches away from the terminal block.

Step 10: Get a new terminal block kit.

Step 11: Strip back a 1/4 to 3/8ths of an inch of the stove top wires.

Step 12: Take the receptacle out of the kit and take it to the stove top.

Step 13: Match the receptacle wires to the stove top wires.

Step 14: Secure the wires together using some ceramic wire nuts. Make sure you don’t use plastic wire nuts as these will melt.

Step 15: Remove the wood and lower the stove top.

Step 16: Secure the new receptacle to the stove top using the Philips head screw.

Step 17: Return the other screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 18: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 19: Place the drip pan back on the stove top.

Step 20: Insert the element terminals into the receptacle.

Step 21: Lower the element into the drip pan.

Step 22: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord in or switching the circuit breaker on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Magic Chef stove top element receptacle.

3. Radiant Element

If your Magic Chef stove top is not working and it uses a radiant element. It is most likely faulty. Follow these steps to replace your Magic Chef stove top’s radiant element…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the two Philips head screws underneath the stove top.

Step 4: Carefully lift the stove top and pull it forward.

Step 5: Disconnect the wire harnesses from stove top’s rear.

Step 6: Set the stove top face down on a sturdy towel lined surface.

Step 7: Take out the four Philips head screws holding the elements’ support panel to the stove top.

Step 8: Lift the support panel carefully and flip it over.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the faulty radiant element making sure to note where each one goes. You can take a picture to make it easier.

Step 10: Lift the element off the support panel by depressing the tabs underneath it.

Step 11: Unscrew the clips from the element. Make sure to note the numbers on the element where the clips go.

Step 12: Get a new element and screw the clips to it Make sure each clip goes on the right place.

Step 13: Position the element on the support panel and snap it into place.

Step 14: Connect the wires to the element making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 15: Flip the elements’ support panel over and reposition it on the stove top.

Step 16: Secure the support panel to the stove top using the four Philips head screws.

Step 17: Place the stove top back on the oven.

Step 18: Reconnect the wire harnesses to the stove top.

Step 19: Push the stove top back.

Step 20: Return the two screws underneath the stove top and shut the oven door.

Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the radiant element in your Magic Chef stove.

2. Damaged Wires

If your Magic Chef stove top still won’t work after replacing the radiant element, check the wires connected to the element’s terminals. Inspect the element’s wires for burns, cuts, or any form of damage. If the wires appear damaged in any way, contact a technician to fix them. If the wires aren’t damaged but your Magic Chef stove top still won’t work, keep reading.

3. Element Infinite Switch

This is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef stove top won’t work. If both the wires and the radiant element aren’t faulty, follow the steps below to replace the infinite switch…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the end caps of the control panel in place.

Step 3: Remove the end caps and set them aside.

Step 4: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner and set aside.

Step 5: Take out the two screws you see to release the element’s infinite switch.

Step 6: Lift the control panel assembly off and lower it down.

Step 7: Remove the infinite switch from the control panel assembly.

Step 8: Get a new infinite switch.

Step 9: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the infinite switch and connect them to the new one. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 10: Position the new infinite switch on the control panel assembly.

Step 11: Secure the infinite switch to the control panel using the two Philips head screws.

Step 12: Reposition the control panel assembly on the oven.

Step 13: Push the burner’s control knob back onto the shaft of the infinite switch.

Step 14: Return the control panel’s end caps.

Step 15: Hold the end caps in place with the screws.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

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

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