Oven pilot would not stay lit

ApplianceMagic Chef Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

David From Lincoln, CA

Nov 16, 2011

4 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the stove top over the burners. Then I Opened the oven door and removed the shelf and then the bottom tray. It had to be pushed back against springs and lifted up. If it does not lift, hit the front of the tray in an upward motion with the heal of your hand. The lets you access the oven burner area. I removed the wingnut from the metal deflector over the burner and removed it. Now you have access to the pilot assembly. remove two acrews ans save them. Go back to the top and with a wrench, remove the caps that hold the tubes to the oven valve. Be sure the gas is turned off at the propane tank, now remove the main gas line from the stove valve system. Now remove the four screws along the sides of the oven top. This will allow the oven to slide out enough to reach the back where a plastic clamp is holding the two tubes attached to the pilot. These will need to be pulled toward the back of the stove as you pull the pilot assemble out the from of the oven. Once you have worked the old pilot assembly out, install the new one in reverse order. Reconnect all the tubing nice and snug, after pushing the oven back into place. After you get everything back together, before you light up, use leak detector fluid to be sure you don't have a gas leak. Before you even order parts though, you should try to adjust the pilot flame if it is very small. It should be at least 1/4" high. 1/8" is not enough to heat the thermocupler. I had to drill a hole thru the front of the stove in the location of the pilot adjustment because Magic Chef drilled the hole in the wrong place. I ended up doing this after the new pilot assembly did not correct the problem. David Calif.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

RV Pilot Burner - 22 series (Now subbed to Pilot)

Part Number: PS2578863

In Stock