Model #31213WAV Magic Chef range (gas)

  • Control Panel
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  • Top Assembly
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  • Body
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  • Oven/base
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  • Gas Controls
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  • Door/drawer
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  • Wiring Information
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Question and Answers

Q:

How much power is required by an intermittent ignition device as in a propane gas stove/oven?

A:

The oven ignitor and the ignition module for the top burners both require 110-125 volts ac to operate. The oven ignitor will draw 3.5-4 amps, and the ignition module will draw .5 amps.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2008
Q:

Will a broken oven igniter prevent the gas from flowing to the bake burner?

A:

If the igniter will not glow and pull enough current the oven safety gas valve will not open to allow any gas flow to the oven burner assembly.

There could be one of three possible component failures preventing the igniter from glowing:

  1. Broken igniter (key#14)
  2. Failed/open gas safety/bake valve (key#18)
  3. Failed oven thermostat (key#3)
The oven igniter is most likely to fail before the oven thermostat and gas valve. The oven igniter is part #12400035. I added a link below to Sears Parts Direct with the igniter looked up for you. Click on "oven igniter" to open link.

In order to diagnose the failure will require disconnecting the power cord from the power source. Disconnecting the igniter and checking it for continuity with an ohm meter. If the igniter does not measure any resistance/continuity, replace the igniter. If it checks OK then check the oven thermostat for continuity and the gas valve. If the thermostat has continuity then the gas valve will need to be tested for continuity. If OK then you will need to check the voltage supply to thermostat, gas valve and at the igniter to see if it's getting any voltage with a voltage meter. The voltage circuit must pass through the oven thermostat when it's turned on and it must also pass through the oven safety valve and then over to one lead of the oven igniter. The other wire is neutral line. See wiring diagram I added in the image below. NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltage unless you have experience and you feel safe and confident in doing so otherwise I recommend calling a service technician. Do not apply voltage directly across the safety valve.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
December 10, 2009

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