Maytag oven element not working
Common reasons your Maytag oven element is not working
The most common reasons your Maytag oven element is not working are a bad control thermostat, cracked igniter or a broken bake element.
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Most common repairs needed to fix a Maytag oven
Control Thermostat Replacement
If the control thermostat in an oven is bad, it may prevent the oven from heating properly or from heating at all, creating the perception of no power to the oven and resulting in an inability to cook food effectively. A faulty thermostat might also hinder the oven's ability to turn off, causing it to run continuously. If you suspect the control thermostat in your oven is bad, have a Sears Home Services professional address the issue and replace the part if necessary.
When an oven igniter is faulty, it can prevent a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burners in the oven. A failed igniter could also cause difficulty in lighting the burner, requiring multiple attempts to achieve ignition. The igniter may emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, indicating a malfunction. In some cases, the igniter may not produce any visible spark at all. An igniter failure can lead to delayed ignition, causing a noticeable delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.
Bake Element Replacement
A broken oven bake element will prevent the element from heating. In some cases, the bake element may show visible signs of damage, such as cracks, blisters, or burn marks. A failing element may exhibit an inability of the oven to reach or maintain the set temperature. You may notice uneven cooking or prolonged cooking times. If the element is severely damaged, it may cause sparking, smoking or odd noises during operation. Having a Sears Home Services professional address these symptoms promptly is essential to ensure consistent and effective baking performance in the oven.
What to expect when you experience a Maytag oven element not working issue
How is the element not working problem fixed?
Correcting most element not working problems usually involves replacing the control thermostat, igniter or bake element. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.
Sears Home Services recommendations for an oven element that is not working
When the oven element is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of oven failures.
What to look out for with an oven element not working diagnosis
Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your oven problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.
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