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Missionstreet

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Posted: 06/28/22 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have an older ('98) Magic Chef Stove and the front "high speed" burner just started creating a flame from the bottom up where it shouldn't be (where red arrows point in picture).

I removed the burner and some rust flakes fell out when I turned it upside down and shook.


What is going on here exactly? It seems the propane is leaking from the bottom and creating a flame where it shouldn't.

Can it be repaired? The closest part I found is in Canada is used and costs over 50 shipped.

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Posted: 06/28/22 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try contacting Colaw for either new or good used replacement. Sounds and looks like it is rusting through.


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You might collect the model number and try Repair Clinic. They may not be cheaper, but they might have a new part.
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enblethen wrote:

Try contacting Colaw for either new or good used replacement. Sounds and looks like it is rusting through.


I'm wondering exactly how and where it is rusting, if the propane is escaping out the bottom and igniting is there some way to seal it?

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Posted: 06/29/22 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Missionstreet wrote:

enblethen wrote:

Try contacting Colaw for either new or good used replacement. Sounds and looks like it is rusting through.


I'm wondering exactly how and where it is rusting, if the propane is escaping out the bottom and igniting is there some way to seal it?


I wouldn't trust anything less that welding or brazing.. Glues, epoxy (JB Weld) or soldering will melt..

But, there may be another issue, the tops of the burner just might be aluminum or stainless steel and that is crimped together with the bottom.. Welding dissimilar metals can be tricky. The bottom part due to rust may be extremely thin and welding thin rusty metal is a challenge.

With the amount of rust shown in your pix call it done with that part, for your safety it needs to be replaced.

If no replacement can be sourced, then you may need to consider replacing the entire stove.. Yes, it will be expensive, but how much money is your and your families lives worth to you?

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Posted: 06/29/22 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am thinking the edge of the base is rusted inside the crimp.
Make sure all the holes in the top of the burner head are clear.
It could be sealed by using some high temperature JB weld after cleaning substantially with a wire brush or sandpaper. This just a guess!

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Posted: 06/29/22 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replace if it is leaking any sort of way.

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Posted: 06/29/22 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JB Weld is good to 500°F

It wouldn't hurt to buff it down, seal it with JB Weld Metal and hit it with some high heat silver spray paint.

What ya got to lose? You'll know in 10 seconds if that solved your problem


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Posted: 06/29/22 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2112 wrote:

JB Weld is good to 500°F

It wouldn't hurt to buff it down, seal it with JB Weld Metal and hit it with some high heat silver spray paint.

What ya got to lose? You'll know in 10 seconds if that solved your problem


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Propane Flame Tempurature

"In complete combustion with a blue-colored flame, the temperature of a propane flame is 3,596° F"

Everything right around that flame will easily exceed 500 F..

Propane appliances are not the place to be cheap or experiment with..

All it takes is a slight leak of unlit propane to sink into the stove and build up until it reaches the lit burner and you and your camper may no longer be in one piece.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for DIYing things but there are somethings best not done on the cheap or hillbilly style.

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Posted: 06/29/22 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what I would try:
JB Weld extreme heat

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