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magic cheff not maintaining temp

pudapp

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Hello,

I have a 11 year old Magic Cheff oven that isn't maintaining the temperature. When I set the temp, it reaches it, but after that it cools off. I took the oven bottom off and observed the burner and igniter. Upon reaching the designated temperature, the burner shuts off for about a minute and a half instead of the 45 seconds the manual says it should. Then it re-ignites for about 33 seconds. I think it shold be igniting more frequently.

Is there a thermostat of some kind in this thing? Or is there a control unit that could be malfunctioning?

Paul.
 

Jake

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Hi,

If you could post the model# that would help us.

There is really no set time per say that a oven igniter goes off and comes on when its at the set temperature. I think the owners guide means that it will take up to 45 secs. for the gas to ignite once you turn it on from the start.

You may have a bad thermostat.

Jake
 

pudapp

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Sorry I forgot to include the model number. 3468xvw

Where might the thermostat be located?
 

Jake

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Your model has the thermostat built in to the clock/oven control assembly.

I would need your serial number to see which one is for your range.

So if you set it on 350 it goes to 350 then cools to 300, 250 before it comes back on?

Possibly you have a faulty sensor as well.
Oven sensor kit

Jake
 

pudapp

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Jake said:
Your model has the thermostat built in to the clock/oven control assembly.

I would need your serial number to see which one is for your range.

So if you set it on 350 it goes to 350 then cools to 300, 250 before it comes back on?

Possibly you have a faulty sensor as well.
Oven sensor kit

Jake

No, the temp doesn't drop that much before the it comes back on. It turns on and off, but it just doesn't maintain the temperature. It like it doesn't come on for long enough to heat it back up to the desired temp.

Paul.
 

Jake

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Do you still have your owners guide? There should a calibration setting in the oven control clock assembly. If you don't have your manual, you can try to get it directly from Maytag

Jake
 

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Jake said:
Do you still have your owners guide? There should a calibration setting in the oven control clock assembly. If you don't have your manual, you can try to get it directly from Maytag

Jake

Duh. Well, that wasn't as much fun as taking the oven apart but it worked.

Thanks Jake. Now the woman can get to making the x-mass dinner.

Paul.
 

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LOL, well, your correct, its always funnier to take appliances apart, but only if you have a slow day, and not 9 more service calls to go!:eek: :D

Glad that took care of it Paul!:)

Jake
 
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