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Old 10-07-2010
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I am remodeling the kitchen of the bird, and have the stove/oven removed.

While giving it a good cleaning while it is out I found two wire clips laying in the bottom under the stovetop. The are about 4 inches long, with open loops on each end with a slight bend in the middle. It is a Magic Chef "Chateau".
I have tried and tried to figure out where these went. They don't seem to fit anywhere and they apparently have not been attached recently, but it has not affected the operation of the stove. They show up in the parts diagram but it doesn't really show where they go.

Anyone with an early 80's FC that has this same stove that can look under their cooktop and see where these clips go ??

Thanks in advance..
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stove top supports?
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Dan,

I do believe they hold the gas tubes in place?

My little missy loves our reworked cook top grids. No more tipsy pans
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Although I don't know where the clips go I have to remove my stove this week end to access the shower valve for replacement. I will look when I get it out to see if I can find them. My question to you, how difficult was it to get the stove out and are there any tip you can pass along to make it easier? thanks
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Hi Ron

Just be careful with the LP gas line it can get bent up easly. Before you take the store out you can get new parts for that shower valve I think all you need to do is go to Home Depot and get some new O rings. Maybe someone else can chime in here. I have had mine apart it was very quick to do. Take it apart from inside the shower.

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appreciate that unfortunately the valve is cracked, so i will have to remove the stove so can replace. Will watch that gas line
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Thanks Ryan for the pictures. That makes it a lot clearer where they go.
I do like your stove top grates.....great idea.

Ron,
If yours is anything like mine, to remove it you remove the stainless top and grates. There are two screws on each side that hold the bottom in place. There are about a foot apart about an inch down from the side. On mine they went into the edge of the countertop on one side and into a small panel on the other. Then if there is a wood panel across the top, (above the oven) remove it and there will be two "L" brackets that hold the top in place. I just removed the screws that went into the wood on the side and left the brackets on the oven top. You may also have to remove the wood pieces that the panel screwed into.
Do be careful removing the gas line. It will twist easily if you don't put a wrench on the line going into the valve from the other side.
One other item is a pair of wires that come in through the back to power the lights. That will have to be disconnected at some point, and will probably be hot.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your shower valve replacement.
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thanks for the info dan..Doesn't sound like it will be to difficult to get out. one of those jobs I have been putting off because it looked like a lot of work to get out. As you describe it it doesn't sound like to much trouble. thanks again

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were did you get the grates

i would do that mod and at the house too
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Woody and all...

Here is a copy and paste from my original cooktop post.

...My wife and I have never been very happy with the stove top burner rings in our Bird. They were small, not flat because of their split design and very tipsy especially if the coach was not level.

Even though it took a while to find the right size replacement grill top, the effort was well worth the time spent. We now have a full size flat surface in coated cast iron. The new grill top is large, safe and much more user friendly. We can put any size pot or pan on the stove top and not worry about tipping or sliding.

The total investment was about two hours of pharting around and a cash expense of $84.34 for 3 grids delivered. (only need 2 grids but this set came as 3)

Hope this helps some of you!
www.clagrills.com #65693

This link will keep you busy for a while!

http://www.clagrills.com/allgrillpar...king-grids.htm
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