Model #38HA-42TXW MAGIC CHEF Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

We own an older model Magic Chef range

A:

I understand how important it is for you not to have an error code on your range since this can keep it form working properly. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with more information about your problem. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
June 25, 2011
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Thanks, it is not the same model but may have the same codes.

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Rodney J. McTaggart -
June 25, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The "F2" fault code implies the oven is getting too hot. This can be caused by a faulty oven temperature sensor probe or oven control/relay board.

The oven temperature sensor can be disconnected from inside the oven cavity and tested with an ohm meter for the proper resistance. The oven temperature sensor should measure approximately 1050-1100 ohms of resistance at room temperature if it's Okay. If the oven temperature sensor ohms around 1100 ohms at room temperature then it will likely need to have the oven control and/or relay board replaced. I recommend replacing the range based on the age rather than attempting to have it repaired.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your range.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 27, 2011
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Joey S., Thanks for your input, we have come to the same conclusion that due to the age of the stove it would be better to replace it than repair it. The information you gave us was very helpful in making our decision.

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Rodney J. McTaggart -
June 27, 2011
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