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How do I turn off the pilot light in my Magic Chef 31000paw oven? I think when it stays on it is wasting gas.
I don't know. While half a century ago it was common that pilot lights would be permanently lit to provide instant lighting of oven and hobs, because they did consume a significant amount of gas they fell out of favour and spark ignition became reliable.
Amid a number of related and unrelated accidents the gas oven began to be seen as potentially dangerous and so they were fitted with a couple of safety devices so for a considerable time the pilot light has to be relit every time the oven is used and the pilot light will be switched off when the oven burners are turned off.
Thinking back a long time, the pilots of our old cooker could be turned off using a screwdriver to turn a central service valve hidden under the hob spill tray.
on Jun 27, 2020
Maytag Gemini Electric stove fault code F 1-2 when using the oven(s)
The oven temp sensor has gone bad. F1-2 would be for the lower oven and F1-1 would mean the upper oven. If you give me the model # from the sticker on the oven I can direct you to a diagram, part #, and price. These are very easy to replace. Should be located inside the oven in the upper right or left hand side. It looks like a silver rod about 4-8 inches long and crimped on the end. Most of them can be removed from inside the oven by removing the two screws, pull out the sensor (harness and all) plug in the new sensor, put the screws back in and your done. Some have to be removed from the back of the oven by removing the lower, larger back panel and follow the same process as mentioned above. Hope this helps.
on Jun 24, 2020
I have a Samsung fridge.
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. The best temp is 0 deg F or -17 C Frozen foods keep best at this temperature. You can operate it up to 10 F to save energy. Anything higher than 10 F and the ice maker will stop working. A good rule of thumb for freezer temps is to watch the softness of ice-cream. If it is too soft it is too warm. The ice cream container should be firm and not squeezable / spongy.
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on Jun 21, 2020
The oven sounds like it is sputtering the whole
While you didnt say if your oven is heated by gas or electric i am going to assume its gas and the cause of that sputtering sound is due to weak ingiter that is not fully opening the gas valve yet its just opening it a wee bit cauing it to basically starve for gas flow and sputtering all the time the gas is flowing. By replacing the igniter the gas will flow properly and stong and thusly the noise will cease and it will heat quickly.
If its electric heated let me know and i will figure why its sputtering
on Jun 14, 2020
Our zephyr vent hood fan turns itself on, about two or three times a week. Often late at night, waking us up. What can we do to fix this?
I am completely guessing but assume it uses electronic switching?
A standard or old sort of cooker hood use mechanical switches, which would have to be seriously faulty to switch themselves on, though water ingress from condensation entering a switch can over time cause a carbonised track to form that could when damp carry enough current to run a low powered motor or alternatively blow the fuse/trip the RCD if the track is a ground path.
With electronic switching there are usually buttons mounted on a circuit board and in order to produce compact dimensions the tracks are very close together. The buttons usually need only make a momentary contact for a very small current to flow and the brain to switch on the motor.
A tiny drop of water entering this unit can cause mayhem...
on Jun 11, 2020
Gas oven makes a fluttering sound when pre-heating and cooking
This is most often due to the ignitor bar aging. With time it draws less current and does not hold the regulator valve open all the way. You can confirm that the regulator is OK if the broiler works. Replacement for nearly all of these ovens is a universal part, about $35 at appliance parts stores, takes 5-15 minutes to change (depending on whether you need to pull the oven out to get to the connector).
on Jun 09, 2020
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