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Offline burt6666

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Oven Burner Won't Light
« on: June 07, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Premier TR40 stove/oven.Stove works great, oven pilot lights but never fires....hasn't been used in over 20 years...any ideas of where to start?

Offline burt6666

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 10:30 PM »
There is a thermocouple looking thing at the pilot as well...can't tell what it's hooked to.  Maybe an issue ??? ??

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 08:28 AM »
2 out of the 4 RV ovens we have had had the thermocouple knocked out of alignment over the pilot flame by previous owners.  A lot of folks use it for storage and jam it full of pots and pans, and that can bend or move the thermocouple bulb out of position.  Make sure its directly in the the pilot flame...if the thermocouple is still good, that should sort it out.

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Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 12:06 PM »
My oven control knob has a "pilot light" position on it.  You hold the knob in "pilot light" for about 30 seconds to allow the thermocouple to warm up then you can light the oven.  There is OFF position that turns the burner OFF but leaves pilot ON.  Then there is a Pilot OFF position which shuts the whole thing down.

Dave

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 01:55 PM »
Yes,I do believe the thermocouple bracket is bent down so will try that first...thanks for the advice !!!!

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 08:14 PM »
That was the problem !!!  Thanks again !!!

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 06:40 AM »
 :)clap

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 07:13 PM »
It is threads like this that make this website so unbelievely valuable!  I had the same problem and was able to fix it right away after a quick search to find these posts.

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 04:06 PM »
Premier TR40 stove/oven.Stove works great, oven pilot lights but never fires....hasn't been used in over 20 years...any ideas of where to start?
I've had this old Warrior for 20 years, and never used the oven. Several times I tried to light it up, without success. Well today I was determined to find out why. The pilot would always light, but the flame was tiny. It was not reaching the 'flame-responsive element.' I found that by wiggling the oven knob on the front of the stove, the pilot light would flare briefly.  Once, I got it to stay that way, and sure enough the main burner lit.
The question now is will the valve improve with use, or can I fix it, or must it be replaced? Where would I find the correct replacement part? It's a 1984 Magic Chef.

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2019, 08:49 PM »
Arizona RV Salvage has just about every part you could need for your oven, including whole ovens.  Great prices and cheap shipping.  We always had great luck with them.

Kev
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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 09:33 AM »
I have parts for Magic chef.I just need the model number of the stove and or part# off the thermostat.

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 04:55 PM »
Thanks. The stove is a model # BT16KK-4Z. The part # is hard to make out but I think it's 83188, or 85188.

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 06:34 AM »
Double check the model number.The last letter should be an S NOT Z.I PM you with more information.

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 10:03 AM »
It is a Z. Very clear.

 

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