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Maytag Range, Stove, Oven Repair

Appliance:
Maytag Gas Range

Problem:
Gas range burner grates are uneven; a rocking point is right in the middle of the grate; if you put a pan on, it rocks back and forth.

Solution:
You can try to straighten them before you replace them, but it is normally recommend replacing them. It can be dangerous if you've got a big pot boiling and rocking on the grate. Buying new grates for you gas range will complete this Maytag range repair.



Appliance:
Maytag Electric Range, Model MER5730AAW

Problem:
Range is not heating properly.

Solution:
When having problems with stove temperature, use an accurate thermometer (part # 19950054) to see what temperature the oven is actually at.

If it's not reaching that temperature before it's shutting off,  check to see if both the elements glow bright red on the oven floor and the oven ceiling, the bake element (part # 74010750) and broil element (part # 74003040). Set it to bake and see if the lower one glows bright red. If it's not getting hot, you've probably found your problem. You can test the heating elements for continuity; if they do not have any then they are bad and need to be replaced.

If it's not the case, if you're having temperature swing problems, there's a sensor (part # 12001656) in the oven that looks like half a pencil that sticks out of the back wall. There are normally a couple screws that hold it to the back wall and there's a small wiring harness behind it and you can slide that out. If you have an ohmmeter (part # DM10T) you can check it at room temperature or roughly 70 degrees and it should read between 1,000 and 1,100 ohms.

If it's within tolerance, and if you're still having issues with temperature swing, before  replacing the circuit board (part # 12001628), get an oven thermometer (part # 19950054), and preferably a mercury style (part # ST04) or a digital style one that you'd use to see if your meat's done. If it's still out of tolerance then replace the circuit board. Make sure all of the wiring is correct from all the components, but if the sensor (part # 12001656) is within tolerance normally it's telling the board what to do and the board could be failing.