Maytag Oven Broiler [How To, Problems & Solutions]

If you want to learn how to use your Maytag oven broiler or your Maytag oven broiler won’t work, this article is for you. We will show you how to use a Maytag oven broiler and fix some other oven broiler problems.

How To Use A Maytag Oven Broiler

Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to use your Maytag oven broiler…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Place your food on the rack. Make sure you don’t place your food too close to the broil element or you could burn it.

Step 3: Close the oven door.

Step 4: Press the “Broil” button.

Step 5: Select your desired temperature. There are usually, low, medium, and high options.

Step 6: Press “Start”.

Step 7: After broiling, take out your food from the oven and press the “Cancel/Off” button.

Maytag Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag oven broiler won’t work.

1. Broil Element

If your Maytag oven is electric and the broiler won’t work, this is the first component you should check. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Maytag oven broil element…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: If there are locks on the door hinges, flip them towards yourself using a flat head screwdriver.

Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further then lift it off.

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Step 6: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 7: Take out the two screws on the oven’s back wall which hold the broil element in place.

Step 8: Take out the other two screws on the top oven wall.

Step 9: Slide off the mounting bracket from the broil element and disconnect the wires.

Step 10: Get a multimeter and turn it to the ohms setting.

Step 11: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the broil element. If there is no continuity, the broil element should be replaced.

Step 12: Get a new broil element and slide the mounting bracket on it.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the broil element.

Step 14: Return the screws on the top and back walls of the oven which hold the broil element in place.

Step 15: Return the oven racks.

Step 16: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 17: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 18: Shut the door and plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the broil element in a Maytag oven.

2. Broil Igniter

If your Maytag oven broiler won’t work and it is a gas one, this is the first component you should replace. Below, we show you how to replace a Maytag oven broil igniter…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Turn off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 3: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 4: There are locks on the door hinges, flip them towards yourself using a flathead screwdriver.

Step 5: Close the door till it stops.

Step 6: Lift the oven door off and set it on a towel lined surface.

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Step 7: Take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Take out the nut which holds the flame spreader and remove it.

Step 9: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 10: Pull out the igniter and disconnect the wire plug.

Step 11: Get a new igniter.

Step 12: Connect the wire plug.

Step 13: Secure the igniter to the burner tube with the screws.

Step 14: Return the flame spreader and the nut which holds it in place.

Step 15: Align the bottom panel in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 17: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 18: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 19: Shut the oven door.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and turn on the gas supply.

Also follow the steps above to replace your igniter if your Maytag oven broiler and oven aren’t working.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the igniter in a Maytag oven.

3. Control Board

If you have replaced the above components but your Maytag oven broiler won’t work still, the control board is probably at faulty. The control board sends voltage to the components in an oven to make them work. If the relay for the broil element burns out, the control board will need to be replaced. Read the article “Maytag Oven Control [Problems & Solutions]” to replace the control board in a Maytag oven.

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Maytag Oven Not Heating But Broiler Works — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven broiler works but the oven doesn’t heat, the bake element has failed. Follow the steps listed below if you would like to replace the bake element inn a Maytag oven…

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Step 1: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker or unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Remove the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel out.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the bake element to the oven.

Step 7: Pull out the bake element carefully and disconnect the wires.

Step 8: Remove the bake element and get a new one.

Step 9: Connect the wires to the terminals of the bake element.

Step 10: Secure the bake element to the oven with the screws.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 12: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 13: Close the door of the oven.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the bake element in a Maytag oven.

Maytag Oven Broiler Comes On When Baking

When the bake feature is selected, the control board sends voltage to the bake and broil elements to cook your food. The broil element comes on during the baking process to ensure that your food is evenly cooked. If the broil element doesn’t come on while baking, you will have uneven food. So, if you see your Maytag oven broiler turn on while baking, it isn’t a cause for alarm.

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