If your Magic Chef oven smells like gas or burning plastic, this article is for you. We will look at the topic “Magic Chef Oven Smells” today, what they mean, and what to do about them.
Magic Chef Oven Smells Gas — How To Fix
Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your oven smells like gas and what to do about them.
If the igniter in your oven starts to fail, it will stay a while before igniting the gas sent to it from the safety valve. This will make the oven to produce a gas smell. Follow the steps below to replace the failing igniter in your Magic Chef oven…
Step 1: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.
Step 2: Open the door of the oven.
Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.
Step 4: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven. You will need to slide the tabs back before doing this.
Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the heat shield in place.
Step 6: Set the heat shield aside.
Step 7: Pull out the igniter’s wire plug.
Step 8: Disconnect the wire plug from the igniter.
Step 9: Take the burner tube assembly out of the oven.
Step 10: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.
Step 11: Remove the igniter and get a new one.
Step 12: Screw the new igniter to the burner tube.
Step 13: Take the burner tube assembly back to the oven.
Step 14: Connect the wire plug to the new igniter.
Step 15: Reposition the heat shield and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.
Step 16: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.
Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 18: Shut the oven door.
Step 19: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and turn the gas supply on.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter in your Magic Chef oven.
2. Safety Valve
If your Magic Chef oven smells like gas but the igniter isn’t faulty, the next thing to check is the safety valve. If the valve fails, it could leak gas. Turn the oven on. If you smell gas around the safety valve, it should be replaced. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the safety valve in your Magic Chef oven step by step.
3. Pressure Regulator
This is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef oven smells like gas. If you have tested the igniter and safety valve but they aren’t faulty, follow the steps listed below to replace the pressure regulator…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet for safety.
Step 3: Also shut off the gas supply.
Step 4: Go to the oven’s rear.
Step 5: Using a 5/8th inch wrench, take out the nuts which hold the two gas supply lines to the pressure regulator. The pressure regulator is on the lower rear of the oven.
Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the four screws which hold the pressure regulator to the oven.
Step 7: Remove the regulator from the oven and get a new one.
Step 8: Unscrew the mounting bracket from the old pressure regulator using the Philips head screwdriver. The mounting bracket is held in place with two screws.
Step 9: Screw the mounting bracket to the new pressure regulator.
Step 10: Using an 11/16th inch wrench, unscrew the fitting from the end of the old pressure regulator.
Step 11: Apply some sealant on the threads of the fitting.
Step 12: Screw the fitting to the new pressure regulator making sure that it is tightened.
Step 13: Apply the sealant on the threads of the other two pressure regulator fittings.
Step 14: Position the pressure regulator on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the four screws.
Step 15: Screw the gas supply lines back to the pressure regulator. Make sure you don’t tighten too much as this could damage the tubes.
Step 16: After tightening all the connections, make sure to flip the shutoff valve on the pressure regulator to the on position.
Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.
Step 18: Turn the gas supply back on and return the oven to its usual position.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the pressure regulator in your Magic Chef oven.
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Magic Chef Oven Smells Like Oven Cleaner — How To Fix
If your Magic Chef oven smells of oven cleaners, it’s probably because you just used an oven cleaner. After using a store bought oven cleaner, it’s normal for the oven to have a chemical smell. To get rid of this smell, follow the steps listed below….
Step 1: Mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water.
Step 2: Pour this solution into a spray bottle.
Step 3: Spray the water and vinegar mixture in the oven generously.
Step 4: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.
New Magic Chef Oven Smells Like Burning Plastic — What To Do
When you get a new oven, it’s normal for it to smell like burning plastic when turned on. This is because the insulation in the oven cavity is burning off. Because of this, it is recommended for you to “burn-in” your oven before actually cooking with it. To do this, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 2: Shut the oven door.
Step 3: Set the oven to bake on the highest temperature setting possible.
Step 4: Press “Start”.
Step 5: Leave the oven on for 45 minutes to an hour.
Step 6: Afterwards, turn the oven off and leave it to cool down.
Step 7: Once it has cooled down, open the door.
Step 8: Clean the oven interior with some soapy water.
Step 9: Rinse the oven by spraying water on the walls. Make sure you don’t get the water on any of the electrical components.
Step 10: Wipe the oven interior with a cloth.
Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 12: Shut the oven interior.
Magic Chef Oven Smells FAQ
Can I Use My Magic Chef Oven If It Smells Like Oven Cleaner?
Yes, you can. However, this could affect the taste of your food and cause the oven to smoke. To get rid of the oven cleaner smell, read the “Magic Chef Oven Smells Like Oven Cleaner” section above.