Maytag Oven Heating [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Is your Maytag oven heating up slowly or not at all? In this article, we will talk about Maytag oven heating problems and how to fix them.

Maytag Oven Not Heating — How To Fix

Below we talk about why a Maytag electric oven won’t heat and why a Maytag gas oven won’t heat. We also show you how to fix them. The same also applies if your Maytag electric oven is not preheating.

Maytag Electric Oven Not Heating — Causes And Solutions

We have listed the reasons a Maytag electric oven won’t heat and how to fix it.

1. Heating Element

If your Maytag oven is not heating, the first thing you should test is the heating element. We will show you how to replace the heating element in a Maytag range oven and a Maytag wall oven. Follow the steps below to replace the heating element in a Maytag range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver. There are two screws.

Step 4: Remove the bottom panel and take out the screws which hold the heating element.

Step 5: Pull the heating element out and disconnect the wires.

Step 6: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 7: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of your Maytag oven heating element. If there is no continuity, the element should be replaced.

Step 8: Get a new Maytag oven heating element.

Step 9: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new Maytag oven heating element.

Step 10: Secure the 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 oven racks.

Step 13: Shut 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 a Maytag oven heating element.

Follow the steps below to replace the heating element in a Maytag wall oven…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Remove the oven racks.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws which hold the heating element in place. The two screws are on the back wall of the oven.

Step 5: Pull out the heating element and disconnect the wires from the terminals.

Step 6: Test the heating element. If the element is faulty get a new one.

Step 7: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new Maytag oven heating element.

Step 8: Secure the element to the oven with the two screws.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven and shut the door.

Step 10: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Also follow the steps above to replace the heating element if your Maytag oven is not heating but the broiler works.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven heating element.

2. Broil Element

The bake and broil element work together to heat in an electric oven. If you notice that your oven is not heating as well as it normally does, you should test and replace the broil element if it’s faulty. If you would like to replace the broil element in your Maytag oven, read the article Maytag Oven Element [Problems & Solutions].

3. Power Supply Problem

If both your oven and stove top won’t heat up, there may be a power supply problem. To test if there is a power supply problem, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

Step 3: Turn the multimeter dial to the volts ac setting.

Step 4: Touch the multimeter probes to the holes in the outlet. The reading should be anywhere from 210 to 240 volts. If the reading is higher or lower than this, the outlet is faulty. Contact an electrician to fix it.

4. Thermal Fuse

If the thermal fuse in an oven burns out, the oven won’t heat. Follow these steps to test and replace the thermal fuse in a Maytag oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord for safety.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 3: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse.

Step 5: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 6: Touch the probes to the terminals of the thermal fuse. If there is no continuity, the thermal fuse should be replaced.

Step 7: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the oven.

Step 8: Get a new thermal fuse and secure it to the oven with the screw.

Step 9: Reconnect the wires to the terminal of the thermal fuse.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower back panels.

Step 11: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will show you how to replace the thermal fuse in your Maytag oven.

5. Temperature Sensor

The sensor in an oven monitors the temperature and shuts the oven on and off to make sure your food cooks at the right temperature. If the temperature sensor malfunctions, it could cause the oven not to heat at all. Before you try replacing these parts, make sure you have tested all the above components. If none of them is faulty, read the article Maytag Oven Error Codes [Proven Solutions] to replace the temperature sensor in your Maytag oven. Also read the article in the link if your Maytag oven won’t heat past 100 degrees or any other temperature.

6. Control Board

If none of the above components are faulty, the control board is the reason your Maytag oven won’t heat. The control board sends voltage to the other oven to components to make the oven work. If the control board fails, the components won’t receive the voltage they need to operate. Read the article Maytag Oven Control [Problems & Solutions] to replace the control board in a Maytag oven and learn about some other Maytag oven control problems.

Maytag Gas Oven Not Heating — Causes And Solutions

Below we show you the possible reasons why your Maytag gas oven won’t heat and how to fix them…

1. Igniter

The igniter is used in a gas oven to ignite the gas sent to it in order for the oven to heat. If the igniter fails, the safety valve will keep sending gas but it won’t be ignited. If you smell gas when you turn on your oven but it doesn’t heat, you should replace the igniter. Read the article Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions] to replace the igniter in a Maytag oven. Also read the article in the link if your Maytag gas oven is heating up slowly, if your Maytag gas oven preheats slowly, if your Maytag gas oven is stuck on preheat, or if your Maytag gas oven isn’t heating up to temperature.

2. Safety Valve

The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter to work. If you have tested the igniter and it isn’t faulty, the next thing you should test is the safety valve. Also read the article “Maytag oven igniter” above to replace the safety valve in a Maytag oven.

3. Control Board

Like we said before, the control board controls the heating components in an oven. If the relay for one of the heating components burns out, the oven won’t heat. If you have tested the safety valve and igniter but they aren’t faulty, read the article in the “Maytag Electric Oven Not Heating” section above.

Maytag Oven Overheating — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag oven is overheating and what to do.

1. Temperature Sensor

If your Maytag oven is control based and not switch based, this is the first component you should replace if it starts overheating. The temperature sensor monitors the oven temperature to make sure the oven doesn’t exceed the set temperature. If the sensor fails, it will cause the oven to overheat. Read the article in the “Maytag Electric Oven Not Heating” section above to replace the temperature sensor in a Maytag oven.

2. Thermostat

If your oven is switch based and it overheats, the thermostat is the first component you should replaced. The thermostat has the same job as the temperature sensor. If the thermostat fails, the oven will overheat. Follow the steps listed below to replace the thermostat in a Maytag wall oven…

Step 1: For safety, switch the oven’s circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 4: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set on a sturdy surface.

Step 5: Pull off the oven control knobs.

Step 6: Take out the screws at the top of the oven which hold the trim.

Step 7: Remove the top trim.

Step 8: Lift the control panel and slide the indicator light off.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the light switch.

Step 10: Set the control panel aside.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the housing of the control panel.

Step 12: Also take out the screws which hold the selector switch and thermostat to the housing.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the housing.

Step 14: Take a picture to remember where each wire goes on the thermostat.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires from the thermostat using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 16: Lift the thermostat rod off the clips on the back wall of the oven interior.

Step 17: Pass the rod out through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 18: If the thermostat rod has a retainer on the upper rear, take out the screw which holds it in place.

Step 19: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper panel.

Step 20: Lift the panel and pass the thermostat rod out.

Step 21: Fully remove the old thermostat and get a new one.

Step 22: Pass the thermostat rod through the hole in the oven’s rear.

Step 23: Sit the thermostat rod on the clips and return the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 24: If you removed the thermostat rod retainer, return it and secure with the screw.

Step 25: Reconnect all the wires to the thermostat making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 26: Take the control panel housing back to the oven and reconnect the wires.

Step 27: Position the selector switch and thermostat on the housing.

Step 28: Hold them in place with the screws and return the screws which hold the housing in place.

Step 29: Connect the wires back to the light switch on the control panel.

Step 30: Slide the indicator light back onto the control panel.

Step 31: Position the control panel and return the top trim.

Step 32: Hold the trim in place with the screws.

Step 33: Push the oven control knobs back into place.

Step 34: Push the oven back into the cabinet and secure it with the screws.

Step 35; Close the oven door.

Step 36: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

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

3. Selector Switch

If the replacing the thermostat didn’t fix the problem, follow the steps below to replace the selector switch in a Maytag oven…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 3: Pull off the oven control knobs.

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

Step 5: Remove the trim.

Step 6: Lift the control panel and slide the indicator light off it.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the light switch on the control panel.

Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the housing of the control panel.

Step 9: Take out the screws holding the thermostat switch and selector switch to the housing.

Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the housing.

Step 11: Get a new selector switch.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the old selector switch and connect them to the new one.

Step 13: Reposition the selector switch and thermostat on the housing and secure them with the screws.

Step 14: Screw the housing back to the oven.

Step 15: Connect the wires back to the terminals of the light switch.

Step 16: Slide the indicator light back into place.

Step 17: Position the control panel on the oven and return the top trim.

Step 18: Hold the trim in place with the screws.

Step 19: Push the control knobs back in.

Step 20: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the selector switch in a Maytag wall oven.

4. Cooling Fan

If none of the above components was faulty, follow these steps to test and replace your Maytag oven cooling fan…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet.

Step 4: Pull the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 6: Set the back panel aside.

Step 7: Use a quarter inch nut driver to take out the screws which hold the supporting bracket underneath the cooling fan.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the cooling fan.

Step 9: Get a multimeter and use it to test the cooling fan. If there is no continuity, the cooling fan should be replaced.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the cooling fan to the oven.

Step 11: Remove the cooling fan and get a new one.

Step 12: Screw the new cooling fan to the oven.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the cooling fan.

Step 14: Return the support bracket and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 15: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Lift the oven and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 17: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the screws.

Step 18: Close the oven door.

Step 19: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the cooling fan in a Maytag oven.

5. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your oven would overheat. If you have tested all the components above and they aren’t faulty, the control board probably is. If you would like to replace the control board in your Maytag oven, read the article in the “Maytag electric oven not heating” section above.

Maytag Oven Rapid Preheat — How To Use

To rapid preheat your Maytag oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn the oven on.

Step 2: Locate the “Power Preheat” button on the oven’s control panel.

Step 3: Press the “Power Preheat” button.

Step 4: Press “Start”.

Step 5: Once the oven has preheated, there should be a beep. Place your food in the oven and choose your desired mode

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