Maytag oven troubleshooting

Ovens confidently occupied a place of honor in our kitchens. They save time for food warming, time for washing of dishes, because one can warm food on a plate. Repairs and maintenance service of a oven are an integral part of life of any technical and electric appliance. The troubleshooting table with error codes for maytag ovens below contributes to the revelation of the most often found malfunctions and defects.

Maytag AEW Series, JJW Series oven troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseCorrection
No bake element operationOpen bake element • Check element for continuity, replace if failed.
Loose wire connection or broken wire • Verify all connections are clean and tight, replace broken wire.
No broil element operationOpen broil element • Check element for continuity, replace if failed.
Loose wire connection or broken wire • Verify all connections are clean and tight, replace broken wire.
Oven not operatingProgramming error • Shut off power to oven for five minutes by switching off circuit breaker. Reset circuit breaker and try oven again.
Power outage • Verify power is present at unit. Verify that the circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse, but do not fuse capacity.
Clock and timer not workingPower outage • Verify power is present at unit. Verify that the circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse, but do not fuse capacity.
• Refer to Use and Care Manual “Operating Instructions", if continues contact service.
Oven light does not operateFailed oven lamp • Check lamp and replace is necessary.
Failed wiring • Check for broken, loose or dirty connections.
Failed light socket • Check light socket for continuity.
Failed light plunger • Check plunger for continuity.
Self-clean cycle not workingProgramming error • Shut off power to oven for five minutes by switching off circuit breaker. Reset circuit breaker and try oven again.
Oven door will not unlockOven is self-cleaning • Allow cycle to complete.
Oven is still hot....• Will not unlock until unit has cooled to safe temperature. Do not force door open, this will void warranty. Blow cool air on door latch area to quicken process.
Oven smokes/odor first few times of usageNormal • Minor smoking or odor is normal the first few times of oven usage.
• Ventilate area well and perform self-clean cycle.
Failure CodesElectronically Controlled • Refer to specific Technical Sheet for diagnostic checks.

Maytag Gemini series, MAYTAG MER series oven troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
For most concerns, try these first• Check if oven controls have been properly set
• Check to be sure plug is securely inserted into receptacle.
• Check or re-set circuit breaker. Check or replace fuse.
• Check power supply.
Part or all of appliance does not work.• Check if surface and/or oven controls have been properly set. See pages 4 & 8.
• Check if oven door is unlocked after self-clean cycle. See page 20.
• Check if oven is set for a delayed cook or clean program. See pages 12 & 19.
• Check if Control Lock is activated. See page 9.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode. See page 16.
Clock, indicator words, and/or lights operate but oven does not heat.• Oven may be set for a Cook & Hold or Delay function.
• The Control Lock may have been set See page 9.
Oven light and/or clock does not function.• The light bulb is loose or defective.
• The oven light does not work during self-cleaning process.
• Oven may be in Sabbath Mode. See page 16.
Baking results are not as expected or differ from previous oven.• Make sure the oven vent has not been blocked. See page 17 for location.
• Check to make sure range is level.
• Temperatures often vary between a new oven and an old one. As ovens age, the oven temperature often "drifts" and may become hotter or cooler. See page 16 for instructions on adjusting the oven temperature. Important: It is not recommended to adjust the temperature if only one or two recipes are in question.
Food is not broiling properly or smokes excessively.• Check oven rack positions. Food may be too close to element.
• Broil element was not preheated.
• Aluminum foil was incorrectly used. Never line the broiler insert with foil.
• Oven door was closed during broiling. Leave the door open to the first stop position (about 4 inches).
• Trim excess fat from meat before broiling.
• A soiled broiler pan was used.
• Voltage in house may be low.
Food is not broiling properly or smokes excessively.• Check oven rack positions. Food may be too close to element.
• Broil element was not preheated.
• Aluminum foil was incorrectly used. Never line the broiler insert with foil.
• Oven door was closed during broiling. Leave the door open to the first stop position (about 4 inches).
• Trim excess fat from meat before broiling.
• A soiled broiler pan was used.
• Voltage in house may be low.
Oven will not self-clean.• Check to make sure the cycle is not set for a delayed start See page 19.
• Check if door is closed.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode. See page 16.
• Oven may be over 400° F. Oven temperature must be below 400° F to program a clean cycle.
Oven did not clean properly.• Longer cleaning time may be needed.
• Excessive spillovers, especially sugary and/or acidic foods, were not removed prior to the self-clean cycle.
Oven door will not unlock after self-clean cycle.• Oven interior is still hot Allow about one hour for the oven to cool after the completion of a self-clean cycle. The door can be opened when LOCK is not displayed.
• The control and door may be locked. See page 9.
Smoothtop surface shows wear.1. Tiny scratches or abrasions.
• Make sure cooktop and pan bottom are clean. Do not slide glass or metal pans across top. Make sure pan bottom is not rough. Use the recommended cleaning agents. See page 21.
2. Metal marks.
• Do not slide metal pans across top. When cool, clean with Cooktop Cleaning Creme. See page 21.
3. Brown streaks and specks.
• Remove spills promptly. Never wipe with a soiled cloth or sponge. Make sure cooktop and pan bottom are clean.
4. Areas with a metallic sheen.
• Mineral deposits from water and food. Use recommended cleaning agents. See page 21.
5. Pitting or flaking.
• Remove sugary boilovers promptly. See page 21.
Moisture collects on oven window or steam comes from oven vent.• This is normal when cooking foods high in moisture.
• Excessive moisture was used when cleaning the window.
There is a strong odor or light smoke when oven is turned on.• This is normal for a new range and will disappear after a few uses. Initiating a clean cycle will “burn off the odors more quickly.
• Turning on a ventilation fan will help remove the smoke and/or odor.
• Excessive food soils on the oven bottom. Use a self-clean cycle.
Fault Codes• BAKE or LOCK may flash rapidly in the display to alert you if there is an error or a problem. If BAKE or LOCK appear in the display, press CANCEL pad. If BAKE or LOCK continue to flash, disconnect power to the appliance. Wait a few minutes, and then reconnect power. If the flashing still continues, disconnect power to the appliance and call an authorized servicer.
• If the oven is heavily soiled, excessive flareups may result in a fault code during cleaning. Press the CANCEL pad and allow the oven to cool completely, wipe out excess soil, then reset the clean cycle. If the fault code reappears, contact an authorized servicer.
Noises may be heard.• The oven makes several low level noises. You may hear the oven relays as they go on and off. This is normal.
• As the oven heats and cools, you may hear sounds of metal parts expanding and contracting. This is normal and will not damage your appliance.
There are no beeps and no display.• Oven may be in Sabbath Mode. See page 16.

Maytag ACM series oven troubleshooting

TopicPossible CauseSolution
Oven not workingPower outage• Make sure appliance is plugged in.
• Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse but do not change fuse capacity.
Arcing or sparkingCookware• Verify cookware is safe for microwave use.
Metal foil• Do not use metal foil in oven.
Running oven empty• DO NOT run oven empty.
Oven light not workingNormal• Is oven operating? Oven must be operating for light to come on.
Bulb burned out• Light bulb may need to be replaced.
Clock and timer not workingPower outage• Make sure appliance is plugged in.
• Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse but do not change fuse capacity.
Light reflection around microwaveNormal• Light is reflected from light located between the oven cavity and the outer wall of oven.

Maytag CES series oven troubleshooting

PROBLEMSOLUTION
For most concerns, try these first.• Check if oven controls have been properly set.
• Check to be sure plug is securely inserted into receptacle.
• Check or re-set circuit breaker. Check or replace fuse.
• Check power supply.
Part or all of appliance does not work.• Check if surface and/or oven controls have been properly set See pages 11 & 15.
• Check if oven door is unlocked after self-clean cycle. See page 5.
• Check if oven is set for a delayed cook or clean program. See pages 16. A & 5.
• Check if Control Lock is activated. See page 15.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode. See page 19.
Clock, indicator words, and/or lights operate but oven does not heat.• Oven may be set for a Cook & Hold or Delay function.
• The Control Lock may have been set See page 15.
Baking results are not as expected or differ from previous oven.• Make sure the oven vent has not been blocked. See page 20 for location.
• Check to make sure range is level.
• Temperatures often vary between a new oven and an old one. As ovens age. the oven temperature often "drifts" and may become hotter or cooler. See page 19 for instructions on adjusting the oven temperature. Important: It is not recommended to adjust the temperature if only one or two recipes are in question.
Food is not broiling properly or smokes excessively.• Check oven rack positions. Food may be too close to element
• Broil element was not preheated.
• Aluminum foil was incorrectly used. Never line the broiler insert with foil.
• Oven door was closed during broiling. Leave the door open to the first stop position (about 4 inches).
• Trim excess fat from meat before broiling.
• A soiled broiler pan was used.
• Voltage in house may be low.
Oven will not self-clean.• Check to make sure the cycle is not set for a delayed start See pages 4-5.
• Check if door is closed.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode. See page 19.
• Oven may be over 400° F. Oven temperature must be below 400° F to program a clean cycle.
Oven did not clean properly.• Longer cleaning time may be needed.
• Excessive spillovers, especially sugary and/or acidic foods, were not removed prior to the self-clean cycle.
Oven door will not unlock after self-clean cycle.• Oven interior is still hot Allow about one hour for the oven to cool after the completion of a self-clean cycle. The door can be opened when the LOCK indicator word is not displayed.
• The control and door may be locked. See page 5.
Smoothtop surface shows wear.• Tiny scratches or abrasions.
- Make sure cooktop and pan bottom are clean. Do not slide glass or metal pans across top. Make sure pan bottom is not rough. Use the recommended cleaning agents. See page 6.
• Metal marks.
- Do not slide metal pans across top. When cool, clean with Cooktop Cleaning Creme (Part No. 20000001)*. See page 6.
• Brown streaks and specks.
- Remove spills promptly. Never wipe with a soiled cloth or sponge. Make sure cooktop and pan bottom are clean.
• Areas with a metallic sheen.
- Mineral deposits from water and food. Use recommended cleaning agents. See page 6.
• Pitting or flaking.
- Remove sugary boilovers promptly. See page 6.
Moisture collects on oven window or steam comes from oven vent• This is normal when cooking foods high in moisture.
• Excessive moisture was used when cleaning the window.
There is a strong odor or light smoke when oven is turned on.• This is normal for a new range and will disappear after a few uses. Initiating a clean cycle will “burn off the odors more quickly.
• Turning on a ventilation fan will help remove the smoke and/or odor.
• Excessive food soils on the oven bottom. Use a self-clean cycle.
Fault Codes• BAKE or LOCK may flash rapidly in the display to alert you if there is an error or a problem. If BAKE or LOCK appear in the display, press CANCEL pad. If BAKE or LOCK continue to flash, disconnect power to the appliance. Wait a few minutes, and then reconnect power. If the flashing still continues, disconnect power to the appliance and call an authorized servicer.
• If the oven is heavily soiled, excessive flareups may result in a fault code during cleaning. Press the CANCEL pad and allow the oven to cool completely, wipe out excess soil, then reset the clean cycle. If the fault code reappears, contact an authorized servicer.
Noises may be heard.• The oven makes several low-level noises. You may hear the oven relays as they go on and off. This is normal.
• As the oven heats and cools, you may hear sounds of metal parts expanding and contracting. This is normal and will not damage your appliance.
• A fan sound can be heard. This is the cooling fan and is normal. The fan will continue to run after use until the oven cools.
There are no beeps and no display.• Oven may be in Sabbath Mode. See page 19.
• Control may be locked. See page 15.
SAb flashing and then displayed continuously.• Oven is in Sabbath Mode. To cancel, press and hold the CLOCK pad for five seconds.

Maytag MEW series oven troubleshooting

ProblemCauseSolution
Nothing will operate■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Oven will not operate■ Is the electronic oven control set correctly? See "Electronic Oven Controls" section.
■ On some models, is the oven control lockout set? See "Control Lockout" section.
Oven temperature too high or too low■ Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment? See "Oven Temperature Control" section.
■ On some models, does the cooling fan run during BAKE, BROIL or CLEAN?
It is normal for the fan to automatically run when the oven is in use. This helps cool the electronic control.
Oven indicator lights flash■ Do the oven indicator lights flash? See the “Display" and/or the “Oven Lights" section. If the indicator light(s) keeps flashing, call for service. See "Assistance or Service" section.
Display shows messages■ Is the display showing a flashing time? There has been a power failure. Clear the display. See "Display(s)” section. On some models, reset the clock, if needed. See "Clock” section.
■ Is the display showing a letter followed by a number? Depending on your model, press OFF/CANCEL, OFF or
CANCEL/OFF to clear the display. See "Display(s)" section. If it reappears, call for service. See "Assistance or Service" section.

Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate■ Is the oven door open? Close the oven door all the way.
■ Has the function been entered? See "Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
■ On some models, has a delay start Self-Clean cycle been set?
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
Oven cooking results not what expected■ Is the proper temperature set? Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
■ Is the proper oven temperature calibration set? See "Oven Temperature Control" section.
■ Was the oven preheated? See "Baking" section.
■ Is the proper bakeware being used? See "Bakeware" section.
■ Are the racks positioned properly? See "Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
■ Is there proper air circulation around bakeware? See "Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
■ Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan? Check that batter is level in the pan.
■ Is the proper length of time being used? Adjust cooking time.
■ Has the oven door been opened while cooking? Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer cooking times.
■ Are baked items too brown on the bottom? Move rack to higher position in the oven.
■ Are pie crust edges browning early? Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or reduce baking temperature.

Maytag CWG series oven troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseCorrection
No oven operation in Bake or Broil.No voltaqe to oven control • Check for 120 VAC at oven control input. If no voltage is present, check wiring.
No gas flows to burner; ignitor glows red.Failed ignitor • Test ignitor (see "Testing Procedures").
Failed qas valve • Check qas valve for continuity.
Gas flows to bake/broil burner, but burner does not light.Ignitor positioned too far from burner • Reposition ignitor closer to burner.
Dirt/grease in orifice or burner • Clean orifice or burner.
Failed ignitor • Test ignitor (also, ignitor should glow red).
Fan motor does not operate.No power to fan motor • Check for 120 VAC at fan motor. If no voltage is present, check wiring.
Failed fan motor, winding or frozen shaft • Check motor winding for continuity and for a frozen shaft. Also check wiring.
Popping sound heard when burner extinguishes.This is a normal sound that occurs with some types of gas when a hot burner is turned off • This is not a safety hazard and will not damage the appliance.
Moisture condensation on oven window (if equipped) when oven is in use.Moisture in oven • Leave oven door ajar for one or two minutes to allow moisture to escape.
Moisture in oven window • Use a damp cloth to clean window to prevent excess water from seeping between the panels of glass.
Baking results are not satisfactory.Oven not preheated or set to correct temperature • Preheat oven 10 to 15 minutes, or set oven temperature to correct temperature.
Oven thermostat sensing device not inserted into clips • Reinstall thermostat sensing device.
Oven bottom panel incorrectly installed...• Replace oven bottom correctly.
Oven smokes excessively during broil.Oven temperature set too high • Lower oven temperature.
Broil pan, broil area or oven soiled • Clean broiler pan, broiler area or oven.
Oven smokes/odor first few times of usage.Normal • Minor smoking and/or odor is normal the first few times of oven usage.

Maytag ELECTRIC RANGE series oven troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESSOLUTIONS
Nothing will operatePower supply cord is unplugged.Plug into a grounded outlet.
ENERGY SAVE is active, and the display is blank.Press any key on the control to display the Time of Day. See the “Electronic Oven Controls” section for more information.
Household fuse is blown, or a circuit breaker is tripped.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
The control displays an F9 or F9 EO error code.The electrical outlet in the home may be miswired. Contact a qualified electrician to verify the electrical supply.
Cooktop will not operateThe control knob is not set correctly.Push in knob before turning to a setting.
On ceramic glass models, the oven control lockout is set.See the control lock keypad feature in the “Feature Guide” section.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktopCookware is not the proper size.Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend more than W (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area.
Cooktop cooking results not what expectedControl knob set to incorrect heat levelSee “Cooktop Use” section.
Range is not level.Level the range. See the Installation Instructions.
Oven will not operateDelay start is set.See “Timed Cooking” section.
Control lock is on.Press and hold START for 3 seconds to unlock.
Control is in Demo Mode.Press and hold DELAY START for 10 seconds.
Electronic oven control set incorrectlySee “Electronic Oven Controls” section.
Oven temperature too high or too lowOven temperature needs adjustment.See “Oven Temperature Control” in the “Electronic Oven Controls” section.
Oven indicator lights flashPower to range is turned on or restored.See “Control Display” in the “Electronic Oven Controls” section. If the indicator lights keep flashing, call for service. See cover for contact information.
Display shows messagesPower failure (display shows flashing time)Clear the display. On some models, reset the clock, if needed. See “Clock” keypad feature in the "Feature Guide” section.
Error code (display shows letter followed by number)Depending on your model, press CANCEL to clear the display. See “Control Display” in the “Electronic Oven Controls” section. If it reappears, call for service. See cover for contact information.
Start needs to be pressed so a cycle can begin (display shows “PUSH” or “PSH”).See the “Start” keypad feature in the “Feature Guide” section.
Clean cycle did not work on all spillsSeveral cooking cycles between Clean cycles or spills on oven walls and doors.Run additional Clean cycles. Use the AquaLift* Technology Cleaning Kit. Use affresh* Kitchen and Appliance Cleaner or affresh® Cooktop Cleaner. See the “Accessories” section for more information.
Mineral deposits are left on the oven bottom after the Clean cycleTap water was used in the Clean cycle.Use distilled or filtered water in the Clean cycle. To remove deposits, use a cloth soaked with vinegar. Then use a cloth dampened with water to thoroughly remove any vinegar residue.
Range is not level.Mineral deposits will collect on dry areas of the oven bottom during the Clean cycle. Level the range. See the Installation Instructions. To remove deposits, use a cloth soaked with vinegar. Then use a cloth dampened with water to thoroughly remove any vinegar residue.
Oven cooking results not what expectedRange is not level.Level the range. See the Installation Instructions.
The temperature set was incorrect.Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
Oven temperature needs adjustment.See “Oven Temperature Control” in the “Electronic Oven Controls” section.
Oven was not preheated.See “Baking and Roasting” section.
Racks were positioned improperly.See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
Not enough air circulation around bakeware.See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
Batter distributed unevenly in panCheck that batter is level in the pan.
Darker browning of food caused by dull or dark bakewareLower oven temperature 25°F (15°C) or move rack to a higher position in the oven.
Lighter browning of food caused by shiny or light colored bakewareMove rack to a lower position in the oven.
Incorrect length of cooking time was used.Adjust cooking time.
Oven door was not closed.Be sure that the bakeware does not keep the door from closing.
Oven door was opened during cooking.Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer cooking times.
Rack is too close to bake burner, making baked items too brown on bottom.Move rack to higher position in the oven.
Pie crusts browning too quickly.Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or reduce baking temperature.

Maytag IEW series oven troubleshooting

ProblemsCause
The oven fails to operate.•check for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker
•check if oven is properly connected to electric outlet.


Clock, indicator words, and/or lights operate but oven does not heat.•the controls may have been set incorrectly.
•clock controls may be set for a delayed bake function.
•the Oven Control l-ockout may have been set. (See page 5.)
The oven light and/or clock does not function.•the light bulb is loose or defective.
•check power supply, circuit breaker or fuse.
•the oven light does not work during self-cleaning process.
There is a strong odor or light smoke when oven is turned on.•this is normal for a new wall oven and will disappear after a few uses. Initiating a clean cycle will “bum off' the smells more quickly. Turning on a ventilation fan will help remove the smoke and/or odor.
•excessive food soils on the oven bottom. Use a self-clean cycle.
Oven will not activate the self-cleaning process.•controls may be improperly set.
•check if set for delayed start.
Oven did not clean properly.•oven may need longer cleaning time.
•excessive spills were not removed prior to self-cleaning process.
Foods do not broil properly.•control may be improperly set.
•check rack position. (Sec page 10.)
•voltage into house may be low.
•broil element was not preheated.
•oven door was closed during broiling. Leave the door open to the first stop position.
Baked food is burned or too brown on top.•food may be positioned incorrectly in oven. (See “Cooking Made Simple” booklet.)
•oven not preheated properly.
Foods bake unevenly.•the oven may be installed improperly.
•check the oven rack with a level.
•stagger pans, do not allow pans to touch each other or oven wall.
•check instructions for suggested placement of pans on oven rack. (See“Cooking Made Simple” booklet.)
Oven door will not unlock.•oven may not have cooled to safe temperature after self-cleaning process.
Oven baking results arc less than expected.•the pans being used may not be of the size or material recommended for best result (See “Cooking Made Simple” booklet).
•there may not be sufficient room around sides of the pans for proper air circulatk in the oven.
•check instructions for preheating, rack position and oven temperature.
•check oven temperature when convection baking (select models). Decrease conventional baking temperatures by 25° F.
Baking results differ from previous oven.•oven thermostat calibration may differ between old and new ovens. Follow' recip and use the directions in this guide before calling for service since the calibration ( the previous oven may have drifted to a too high or too low setting. (See p. 6 - Oven Temperature Adjustment.)
The cooling fan continues to operate after the oven has been turned off.•this is normal. The fan will automatically shut off when the oven is cooled.
A fan sound can be heard.•this is the cooling fan and is normal. The fan will continue to run after use until the oven cools.