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 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 working• Verify power is present at unit. Verify that the circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse, but do not fuse capacity.

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

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.
• Check if oven door is unlocked after self-clean cycle.
• Check if oven is set for a delayed cook or clean program.
• Check if Control Lock is activated.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode.
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
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.
Baking results are not as expected or differ from previous oven.• Make sure the oven vent has not been blocked.
• 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.
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
• Check if door is closed.
• Check if control is in Sabbath Mode.
• 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.
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.
2. Metal marks.
• Do not slide metal pans across top. When cool, clean with Cooktop Cleaning Creme.
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.
5. Pitting or flaking.
• Remove sugary boilovers promptly.
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.

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 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
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 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.
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.
•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.
•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.
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
•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.
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.

Error codes and troubleshooting