Is your Maytag oven locked and you have no idea how to unlock it? If so, you have come to the right place. We will look at some Maytag oven lock issues and how to fix them.
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Maytag Oven Lock Light Blinking — How To Fix
If your Maytag oven lock light is blinking, the door latch or control board is probably faulty. Below, we show you how to replace these two Maytag oven components.
1. Door Latch
This is the first component you should replace if your Maytag oven lock light keeps blinking. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the door latch in a Maytag oven…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.
Step 2: Lift the stove top.
Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the metal cover panel at the top of the oven.
Step 4: Lift the panel up to gain access to the door latch.
Step 5: Open the door of the oven.
Step 6: Take out the two screws at the front of the oven frame which hold the door latch in place.
Step 7: Remove the door latch and unhook the rod from it.
Step 8: Get a new door latch.
Step 9: Hook the new rod onto the door latch.
Step 10: Position the latch in the oven and hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 11: Close the oven door.
Step 12: Lower the metal cover panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 13: Lower the stove top as well.
Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door latch in a Maytag oven.
2. Control Board
If your Maytag oven lock light still keeps blinking, the control board is most likely faulty. To fix the problem, the control board will need to be replace. In the article “Maytag Oven Will Not Turn On [& Related Issues Solved]” we show you how to replace the control board in a Maytag oven and teach you about some other Maytag oven problems.
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Maytag Oven F9 Locked — How To Fix
If your Maytag oven displays the F9 error code and is locked or your Maytag oven is locked after a power outage, the door lock assembly has failed. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag oven lock assembly…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off for safety.
Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.
Step 3: Set the panels aside.
Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the door lock assembly.
Step 5: Disconnect the wires.
Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the door lock assembly to the oven’s rear.
Step 7: Remove the door lock assembly from the rod.
Step 8: Push the rod forward to unlock the door.
Step 9: Get a new door lock and position it on the rod.
Step 10: Secure the lock assembly to the oven using the screws.
Step 11: Reconnect the wires to the right places on the door lock assembly.
Step 12: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower back panels.
Step 13: Hold the panels in place with the screws.
Step 14: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.
Also follow the steps above to replace the door lock if your Maytag oven lock is stuck.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven lock assembly.
Maytag Oven Stuck On Lock — How To Fix
If your Maytag oven is stuck on lock, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Press the “Cancel/Off” button.
Step 2: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker and switch it off.
Step 3: Leave the circuit breaker off for 5 minutes.
Step 4: After 5 minutes, turn the circuit breaker back on.
If this doesn’t fix the problem, contact a technician to determine what the problem is.
Maytag Oven Locked After Cleaning
After self cleaning, the oven is extremely hot. Because of this, the door stays locked to prevent the user from getting a burn injury. Once the oven has cooled down, there will be a clicking sound and the door will unlock by itself. Do not try forcing the door open before it has cooled down or you could end up damaging it.
Maytag Oven Control Lock — How To Use
To use the control lock feature of a Maytag oven, follow these steps…
Step 1: Locate the “Cancel/Off” button on the oven’s control panel.
Step 2: Hold the button down for 3 seconds.
Step 3: To unlock the oven, hold down the “Cancel/Off” button for 3 seconds.
Follow the steps above if your Maytag oven controls are locked and you would like to unlock them.