Maytag Oven Not Working [Proven Solutions]

Is your Maytag oven not working after a power outage or after self cleaning? In this article, we will show you what to do if your Maytag oven is not working.

Maytag Oven Not Working After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

There are thermal fuses in Maytag ovens. These thermal fuses are very sensitive to high temperatures. When the thermal fuse is exposed to high temperatures, it could cause it to burn out. So, if your oven Maytag oven is not working after self cleaning, the thermal fuse has burned out. Read the article How To Replace A Maytag Oven Fuse [Quick Guide] to replace your Maytag oven thermal fuse. If your Maytag oven is not working after a power outage and you have tried resetting it, read the article in the link to replace the thermal fuse. Also read the article if your Maytag oven display is not working.

Maytag Oven Not Working — How To Fix

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

Maytag Electric Oven Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below are the possible reasons why your Maytag electric oven won’t work.

1. Bake Element

This is the most likely reason your Maytag electric oven won’t work. The bake element is used in an electric oven to heat during the baking process. If this component fails, the oven won’t function. To determine if the bake element is faulty, you will need to test it with a multimeter. Read the article Maytag Oven Element [Problems & Solutions] to replace the bake element in a Maytag oven.

2. A Loose Or Burnt Wire Connection

If one of the wires connected to the bake element is loose or burnt, the oven won’t work. To determine if this is the case, you will need to access the bake element. Once you have accessed the bake element, look at the wires. If they are burnt, they will be physically damaged. If they aren’t damaged, check if they are properly connected. If the wires are properly connected and still good, keep reading. If one of the wires is burnt, contact a technician to fix it.

3. Thermal Fuse

If the thermal fuse in an oven burns out, the oven won’t turn on. So, if your oven display doesn’t come on at all when you try to use it, you should test and maybe replace the thermal fuse. If you would like to replace the thermal fuse in a Maytag oven yourself, read the article in the “Maytag oven not working after self cleaning” section above.

4. Control Board

The control board is the brains of the whole oven. It sends voltage to each component in the oven in order for them to function properly. If the control board fails, it will cause the oven not to work. Before replacing the control board, make sure you have tested all the above components. If none of them is faulty, read the article Maytag Oven Control [Problems & Solutions] to replace the control board in your Maytag oven.

Maytag Gas Oven Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag oven gas oven won’t work and what to do about them. The following also applies if your Maytag oven igniter is not working.

1. Igniter

Igniters are used in Maytag ovens. When gas is sent from the safety valve to the igniter, the gas is ignited causing the oven to heat. If the igniter fails, it won’t ignite the gas. So if your Maytag gas oven won’t work, the igniter is the first thing you should check. Read the article Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions] to replace the igniter in a Maytag oven.

2. Safety Valve

If you test the igniter and it isn’t faulty, the next thing you should check is the safety valve. If the valve fails, gas won’t be sent to the igniter. This means that the oven won’t work. To determine if this is the case, you will need to test the safety valve. Read the article in the igniter section above to replace the safety valve in a Maytag oven.

3. Control Board

If you have tested the igniter and safety valve but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. If the control board fails, the safety valve and igniter won’t receive the voltage they need to work. Read the article in the section “Maytag electric oven not Working” to replace the control board in your Maytag oven.

Maytag Oven Buttons Not Working — How To Fix

If one or more buttons on your Maytag oven control aren’t working, the touchpad should be replaced. To replace the touchpad of your Maytag oven, do the following…

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

Step 2: Remove the screws holding the oven’s upper back panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Set the panel aside and note where each wire goes on the oven’s control board. You could take a picture to make it easier.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires and remove the screws which hold the control board in place.

Step 5: Use a putty knife to pry off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 6: Get a new touchpad and peel the backing off.

Step 7: Stick the new touchpad on the control board.

Step 8: Screw the control board to the oven and reconnect the wires making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 9: Return the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Maytag Oven Broiler Not Working — How To Fix

If the broiler of your Maytag electric oven won’t work, the broil element is probably faulty. Read the article “Maytag oven element [problems & solutions” above to replace your Maytag oven broil element. If the broiler of your Maytag gas oven won’t work, the igniter or safety valve could be faulty. To determine if they are faulty, you will need to test them using a multimeter. Read the section “Maytag gas oven not working” to replace these components. If you test the broil element, igniter and safety valve but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read the “Maytag electric oven not working”  section above.

Maytag Stove Top Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag electric stove top or your Maytag gas stove top won’t work. We also show you how to fix them.

1. Element Coil

An element coil is used in some electric Maytag stove tops. If your Maytag electric stove top won’t work, this is the first thing you should check. Follow these steps to test and replace the element coil of a Maytag stove top…

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

Step 2: Lift the element coil up to an angle.

Step 3: Pull the element coil off the receptacle.

Step 4: Using a multimeter, test the element coil for continuity. If there is no continuity, get a new element coil.

Step 5: Insert the element coil terminals into the receptacle.

Step 6: Position the element coil on the drip pan.

Step 7: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

2. Receptacle

If the element coil isn’t faulty, the next thing you should check is the receptacle. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag stove element coil receptacle…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Lift the element coil and pull the terminals off the receptacle.

Step 4: Remove the drip pan and set it aside.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the receptacle to the stove top.

Step 6: Lift the stove top.

Step 7: Cut the wires four inches from the receptacle using a pair of pliers.

Step 8: Using a wire stripper, strip off a quarter inch of the wires that were previously connected to the receptacle.

Step 9: Get the new element receptacle kit.

Step 10: Take out the heat shrink tube and slide it onto the wires.

Step 11: Secure the wires of the new receptacle to the wires in the oven using ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic wire nuts as these will melt and damage the wires.

Step 12: Slide the heat shrink tubes over the connections made with the wire nuts.

Step 13: Heat the tubes using a heat gun till they shrink. Do not place the heat gun too close or you could melt it.

Step 14: Select a mounting brackets from the kit and position it on the receptacle. Make sure to choose a bracket that is most similar to the one you had before.

Step 15: Gently lower the stove top.

Step 16: Secure the element receptacle to the stove top using the screw.

Step 17: Reposition the drip pan on the stove top.

Step 18: Insert the terminals of the element coil into the receptacles.

If you would like a visual of how to replace Maytag stove top element coil receptacles, watch the video below.

3. Radiant Element

If your Maytag electric stove top doesn’t use an element coil but a radiant element, you should try replacing it first if your stove top won’t work. Below, we show you how to replace the radiant element of your Maytag stove top…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws underneath the stove top.

Step 3: Lift the stove top and pull it forward a bit.

Step 4: Disconnect the wire plugs at the back of the stove top.

Step 5: Place the stove top faced down on a flat and sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the support panel of the oven elements in place.

Step 7: Flip the elements’ support panel over.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the faulty element. If the wires are difficult to disconnect, use a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure to note where each wire goes.

Step 9: Squeeze the element mounting clips and push them out to remove the element from the support panel.

Step 10: Note where each mounting clip is screwed to on the element then unscrew them.

Step 11: Get a new element.

Step 12: Position the mounting clips on the right places on the new element.

Step 13: Secure the clips with the screws.

Step 14: Position the element on the support panel and push it into place.

Step 15: Connect the wires to the terminals of the stove element. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 16: Flip the support panel over and reposition it on the stove top.

Step 17: Secure the support panel to the stove top using the four screws.

Step 18: Lift the stove top and reposition it on the oven.

Step 19: Reconnect the wire plugs to the stove top’s rear.

Step 20: Push the stove top back into position.

Step 21: Hold the stove top in place at the bottom using the screws you took out earlier.

Step 22: Close the door of the oven.

Step 23: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the radiant element of your Maytag stove.

4. Element Switch

If your Maytag stove top still won’t work after replacing the surface element, you should test and maybe replace the element switch. Below, we show you how to test and replace the element switch of your Maytag stove…

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

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws holding the oven’s upper rear panel in place.

Step 3: Set the panel aside.

Step 4: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the element switch of the faulty burner.

Step 5: Pull off the burner’s control knob.

Step 6: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the element switch in place.

Step 7: Remove the element switch and get a new one.

Step 8: Position the new element switch in the oven.

Step 9: Hold the element switch in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 10: Push the control knob back onto the shaft.

Step 11: Go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 12: Reconnect the wires to the element switch making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel.

Step 14: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 15: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will walk you through the process of how to replace the element switch in a Maytag oven.

5. Igniter

The igniter is used in a Maytag gas stove. If your Maytag gas stove top is not working, the first thing you should replace is the igniter. To replace your Maytag stove top igniter, do the following…

Step 1: Turn the oven’s gas supply off.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 3: Remove the burner grates.

Step 4: Also remove the cap of the burner with the fault.

Step 5: Lift the burner base and disconnect the wires from the igniter. You can do this with a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 6: Remove the screws holding the igniter to the base of the igniter.

Step 7: Remove the igniter and get a replacement.

Step 8: Insert the new igniter into the base of the burner.

Step 9: Hold the igniter to the base with the two screws.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the igniter.

Step 11: Sit the burner base back on the stove top and place the cap back on.

Step 12: Return the burner grate also.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 14: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the igniter of your Maytag stove top.

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6. Spark Module

If your Maytag gas stove top still won’t work even after replacing the igniter, the spark module should be replaced. To replace your Maytag oven spark module, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and turn the gas supply off.

Step 2: Use a Philips head screwdriver to 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: Take out the screws which hold the spark module to the oven.

Step 5: Get a new spark module.

Step 6: Disconnect each of the wires from the old spark module and transfer them to the new one. Make sure each wire goes to the right place.

Step 7: Position the spark module in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 8: Reposition the back panels and return the screws which secure them.

Step 9: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 10: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven spark module.

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