Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On/Off [How To Fix]

If your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on and you would like to fix it, this article is for you. We will look at the possible causes of this problem and how to fix them.

Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

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

1. Power Problem

If your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on and the display is blank, there may be a power problem. To determine if there is a power problem, you will need to test the outlet. If your oven isn’t plugged into an electrical outlet, skip this section. Follow the steps below to test the electrical outlet of your Magic Chef oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Get a voltage meter.

Step 4: Turn the dial to the volts ac setting.

Step 5: Insert the first probe into the top outlet then the other probe into the outlet on the left.

Step 6: Look at the reading on the meter, then remove the probe on on the left outlet and insert it into the outlet on the right. Make sure you don’t touch the metal part of the probe as you do this.

Step 7: If your oven uses gas, the reading the first and second time should be 60 volts. If you are using an electric oven, the reading for each time should be 120 volts. If the reading is far off, the outlet is faulty. Contact a technician to fix or replace the outlet.

2. Thermal Fuse

If your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on, but there isn’t a power problem, the thermal fuse may be faulty. If the thermal fuse fails, the oven won’t turn on and the display will be blank. Follow these steps to test and replace the thermal fuse…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

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

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

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Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse and get a multimeter.

Step 6: Test the thermal fuse using the multimeter. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse should be replaced.

Step 7: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the oven’s rear.

Step 8: Get a new thermal fuse.

Step 9: Secure the new thermal fuse to the oven’s rear with the screws.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 13: Turn the gas supply back on.

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

3. Control Board

If your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on and the display is blank, but there isn’t a power problem and the thermal fuse isn’t faulty, the control board is. If the control board fails, it won’t send voltage to the oven’s components. This will prevent the oven from turning off. Before replacing the board, make sure that the thermal fuse isn’t faulty and there isn’t a power problem. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Magic Chef oven.

4. Bake Element

Bake elements are used in Magic Chef electric ovens. If the bake element fails, the oven won’t turn on. If your electric Magic Chef oven won’t turn on but the display isn’t blank, the bake element may be faulty, read this article: Magic Chef Oven Element [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the bake element in your Magic Chef oven.

5. Igniter

Igniters are used in most gas ovens. If the igniter fails, it won’t light the gas sent from the safety valve. This will prevent the oven from turning on. If your gas Magic Chef oven won’t turn on but the display isn’t blank, read this article: Magic Chef Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to test and replace the igniter.

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6. Safety Valve

If your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on after replacing the igniter, you should check the safety valve. If the valve fails, the igniter won’t have any gas to light. So, the oven won’t turn on. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Igniter” article in the section directly above this on to replace the safety valve in your Magic Chef oven.

7. Damaged Wires

This is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef oven won’t turn on. Inspect the wires connected to the bake element, igniter and safety valve. If any of the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

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Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Heating Elements

There are two heating elements in an electric oven; the bake element and the broil element. If any of them shorts out, the oven won’t turn off. To test if the heating elements are faulty, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Leave the oven to cool down completely then unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Take out the screws holding the oven’s back panel in place with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and get a multimeter.

Step 4: Turn the multimeter to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 5: Touch one of the multimeter probes to one of the bake element’s terminals. There shouldn’t be a reading. If there is a reading, the bake element should be replaced.

Step 6: Do the same test with the broil element. If there is a reading, the broil element should be replaced.

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Read the “Magic Chef Oven Element” article in the “Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the heating elements in your Magic Chef oven.

2. Temperature Sensor Or Thermostat

A temperature sensor or thermostat is used in an oven to monitor the temperature during the cooking cycle. If the temperature sensor or thermostat fails, it could cause the oven to stay on. Read this article: Magic Chef Oven Temperature [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the temperature sensor in your Magic Chef oven. If your oven doesn’t have a temperature sensor, also read the article in the link to replace the thermostat.

3. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Magic Chef oven won’t turn off. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the heating elements even after the oven has turned off. If you have checked the components above and none of them is faulty, read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On” section above.

Magic Chef Oven Turns On By Itself — How To Fix

If your Magic Chef oven turns on by itself, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off.

Step 2: Leave the breaker off for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Switch the breaker back on after 10 minutes.

If that doesn’t fix the problem, read the “Magic Chef Oven Control” article in the “Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On” section above.

Magic Chef Oven Turns Off By Itself — How To Fix

If your Magic Chef oven turns off by itself, it must be overheating. A faulty bake element, thermostat, or temperature sensor could be responsible for this. Read the “Magic Chef Oven Element” article in the “Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn On” section to replace the bake element. If that doesn’t fix the problem, read the “Magic Chef Oven Won’t Turn Off” section above to replace the thermostat or temperature sensor.

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