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

Do you want to learn how to calibrate your Magic Chef oven temperature, or are you facing some oven temperature problems? In this article, we will look at Magic Chef oven temperature problems and how to fix them.

Magic Chef Oven Not Keeping Temperature — How To Fix

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

1. Open Door

If your Magic Chef oven is losing heat or doesn’t keep temperature, make sure the door is properly closed. If the door is properly closed but your oven still doesn’t keep temperature, keep reading. However, if the door doesn’t close completely, the door seal or door hinges could be faulty. Read this article: to replace these components in a Magic Chef oven.

2. Bake Element

The next most likely reason why your Magic Chef oven doesn’t maintain temperature is a failing bake element. Once the bake element in an oven starts to fail, it will heat at the beginning of the bake cycle, but slowly falter as time goes on. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to test and replace the bake element in your Magic Chef oven.

3. Igniter

The igniter does a similar job as the bake element, however, it is used in gas ovens. The igniter lights the gas sent from the safety valve in order to produce a flame. If the igniter starts to fail, it will light the gas at the beginning of the cooking process but stop sometime later. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Magic Chef oven.

4. Temperature Sensor

The temperature sensor is used in some ovens to monitor the temperature. If the sensor fails, the oven won’t maintain the right temperature. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Magic Chef oven temperature sensor…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: If your oven uses gas, shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

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

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws to the left side of the oven’s upper back wall.

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Step 7: Pull the sensor out and disconnect the wire plug. Make sure the wire plug doesn’t fall through the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Get a new Magic Chef oven temperature sensor.

Step 9: Take the sensor to the oven and connect the wire plug to it.

Step 10: Push the sensor in and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the oven door.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 14: Turn on the oven’s gas supply and return the oven to its usual position.

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

If the steps above for replacing a temperature sensor don’t work on your oven model, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: If your oven uses gas, shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower rear panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Disconnect the wire plug from the sensor. You should see the sensor on the left.

Step 7: Take out the Philips head screw which holds the sensor to the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Pull out the sensor from the oven.

Step 9: Get a new Magic Chef oven temperature sensor.

Step 10: Position your new sensor in the oven.

Step 11: Hold the sensor in place with the screw.

Step 12: Connect the wire to your new Magic Chef oven temperature sensor.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 14: Hold the back panel in place with the Philips head screws.

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

Step 16: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Magic Chef oven temperature sensor.

5. Thermostat

If your oven doesn’t use a temperature sensor and it doesn’t maintain the temperature, the thermostat should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the thermostat in your Magic Chef oven…

Step 1: First, locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

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Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 5: Shut the oven door and lift it out of the cabinet.

Step 6: Set the oven on a sturdy cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Pull off the control knobs and take out the screws on the top of the oven which hold the trim in place.

Step 8: Remove the top trim and set it aside.

Step 9: Lift the front panel off.

Step 10: Slide the indicator light off the front panel.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the light switch on the front panel.

Step 12: Set the front panel aside.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the front panel’s black housing in place.

Step 14: Take out the screws which hold the selector switch and thermostat to the black housing.

Step 15: Lift the housing and disconnect the wires from the clock control. Make sure to note where the wires go on the clock control.

Step 16: Take a picture of the thermostat to note where each wire goes.

Step 17: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the thermostat.

Step 18: Go to the oven interior and lift the thermostat rod off the mounting clips. The rod is on the oven’s back wall. You may need to slide out the oven racks to do this.

Step 19: Pass the rod through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 20: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the Philips head screw which holds the retainer of the thermostat’s wire in place. If there isn’t a wire retainer, skip this step.

Step 21: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s top cover in place.

Step 22: Fully remove the thermostat.

Step 23: Get a new thermostat for your Magic Chef oven.

Step 24: Pass the thermostat rod through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 25: Return the screws which hold the oven’s top cover in place.

Step 26: Screw back the wire retainer of the thermostat.

Step 27: Go to the oven interior.

Step 28: Sit the thermostat rod on the clips in the oven.

Step 29: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 30: Connect the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 31: Take the front panel housing back to the oven and connect the wires back to the clock control.

Step 32: Screw the thermostat and selector switch to the the housing.

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Step 33: Position the housing on the oven and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 34: Take the front panel back to the oven.

Step 35: Connect the wires to the front panel.

Step 36: Slide the indicator light back onto the panel.

Step 37: Position the panel and top trim on the oven.

Step 38: Hold the top trim in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 39: Push the control knobs back into place.

Step 40: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 41: Open the oven door.

Step 42: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 43: Shut the oven door.

Step 44: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the thermostat in a Magic Chef oven, follow the steps listed below.

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How To Calibrate Magic Chef Oven Temperature

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

Step 1: Open the door of the oven.

Step 2: Place an oven thermometer on the oven’s center rack.

Step 3: Shut the oven door.

Step 4: Turn the oven on.

Step 5: Set the oven to bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Step 6: After 20 minutes, open the oven door and look at the reading on the thermometer. If the reading is up to 10 degrees off, it should be calibrated.

Step 7: Turn off the baking function.

Step 8: Press and hold the “Bake” button on the oven’s control panel for 5 seconds.

Step 9: Using the “+” and “-” buttons, enter how many degrees you want to add to or deduct from the oven’s current temperature.

Step 10: Press “Bake” button once again to save your selection.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to calibrate your Magic Chef oven temperature.

If your oven is off by over 30 degrees, the temperature sensor or thermostat is faulty, depending on which one your oven uses.

How To Replace Magic Chef Oven Temperature Knob

Below, we show you how to replace your Magic Chef oven temperature knob…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Using a putty knife, carefully pry off the control knob from the shaft.

Step 3: Get a new temperature control knob.

Step 4: Push the knob onto the shaft.

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