Maytag Oven Will Not Turn On [& Related Issues Solved]

An oven that won’t turn on is pretty much useless. So, if your Maytag oven will not turn on, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of this problem and how to fix it.

Maytag Oven Will Not Turn On — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why an electric Maytag oven will not turn on and why a gas Maytag oven will not turn on.

Maytag Electric Oven Will Not Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your electric Maytag oven will not turn on.

1. Incoming Power Problem

Before replacing any component in your oven, make sure that it is receiving the right amount of voltage. To do this, you will need to test the electrical outlet. Below, we show you how to test an electrical outlet…

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Turn the multimeter dial to volts ac.

Step 3: Touch the multimeter probes to the outlet. The reading should be anywhere from 210 to 240 volts. If the reading is much higher or lower than this, the outlet may be faulty. Contact an electrician to fix the outlet.

2. Bake Element

If the bake element in an electric oven fails, it won’t turn on. Below, we show you how to test and replace the bake element in your Maytag oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch off the circuit breaker. This is to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 6: Set the panel aside.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the bake element.

Step 8: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 9: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the bake element. If there is no continuity, the bake element should be replaced. If there is continuity, there is no need to replace the bake element.

Step 10: Take out the screws on the back wall of the oven interior which hold the bake element in place.

Step 11: Pull out the bake element from the oven and get a new one.

Step 12: Position the new bake element in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 14: Shut the door.

See also  Steak In The Oven [Detailed Guide]

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

Step 16: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

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

3. Thermal Fuse

If the bake element isn’t faulty and your electric Maytag oven will not turn on, the next thing you should check is the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse blows, the oven will not turn on and the display will be blank. Below, we show you how to test and replace the thermal fuse in a Maytag oven…

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

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall and take out the screws which hold the back panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 4: Using a pair of needle nose pliers, disconnect the wires from the terminals of the thermal fuse.

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

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

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

Step 8: Remove the thermal fuse and get a replacement.

Step 9: Position the thermal fuse on the oven and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 12: Hold the panel in place with the screw.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

4. Control Board

If you have checked everything above and they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Below, we show you the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag oven control board…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch the circuit breaker off.  This is to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: If your oven is gas, shut off the gas supply as well.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper back panel of the oven and lift it off.

Step 5: Disconnect all the wire plugs from the control board. Make sure to note where each one goes before disconnecting them.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the control board. There will be about 2 to 4 screws.

Step 7: Get a new control board and screw it to the oven.

See also  Frigidaire Oven Lock [Guide, Issues & Solutions]

Step 8: Peel off the protective film on the new control board.

Step 9: Reconnect the wires to the right places on the control board.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel.

Step 11: Hold the back panel in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 13: If you turned off the gas supply, turn it back on.

Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the control board in a Maytag oven.

Check out these articles…

Kitchenaid Oven Is Not Working [How To Fix]

Maytag Oven Element [Problems & Solutions]

Maytag Oven Self Cleaning [How To, Problems & Solutions]

How To Calibrate A Maytag Oven [Quick Guide]

Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions]

How To Clean A Maytag Oven… [Detailed Guide]

Maytag Oven Door [How To, Problems & Solutions]

Maytag Gas Oven Will Not Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your gas Maytag oven will not turn on and what to do.

1. Exhausted Gas Supply

Before you decide that there is something wrong with your gas oven, make sure the gas supply hasn’t been exhausted. Turn on the burners. If the burners come on, your gas supply has not been exhausted. If the burners don’t turn on, buy some more gas and try turning the oven on.

2. Igniter

The igniter is used in gas ovens to ignite the gas and make the oven work. If the igniter fails, your Maytag oven will not turn on. To replace the igniter in your Maytag oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet and shut off the gas supply for safety.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: There should be locks on the door hinges, flip them towards yourself.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops then lift it off.

Step 5: Set the door aside on a towel lined surface.

Step 6: Remove the oven racks.

Step 7: Using a quarter inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 8: Lift the panel out and take out the nut which holds the flame spreader in place.

Step 9: Remove the flame spreader and use a 5/16th inch nut driver to take out the two screws holding the igniter to the right side of the burner tube.

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

Step 11: Get a multimeter and turn it to the ohms setting.

Step 12: Touch the multimeter probes to the pins in the igniter wire plug. If there is no continuity, the igniter should be replaced.

Step 13: Get a new wire plug and connect the wire plug to the one in the oven.

Step 14: Hold the igniter to the burner tube with the two screws.

See also  GE Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions]

Step 15: Return the flame spreader and the nut which holds it in place.

Step 16: Reposition the bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 18: Position the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 19: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 20: Close the oven door.

Step 21: Plug the oven back in.

Step 22: Turn the gas supply on.

The video below will show you how to replace the igniter in a Maytag oven.

3. Safety Valve

The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. If it fails, the igniter won’t receive the gas to ignite. If your gas Maytag oven will not turn on and you have tested the igniter, follow these steps to replace the safety valve…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

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

Step 3: Open the oven door and remove the racks.

Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel out and take out the nut which holds the flame spreader.

Step 6: Remove the flame spreader.

Step 7: Take out the screws at the front and back of the burner tube which holds it in place.

Step 8: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower panel.

Step 9: Set the panel aside.

Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the safety valve.

Step 11: Take out the nut which holds the left gas tube to the safety valve using a 9/16th inch nut driver.

Step 12: Using a Philips head screwdriver, remove the screws which hold the safety valve in place. There should be two screws.

Step 13: Remove the safety valve and get a new one.

Step 14: Screw the new safety valve to the oven.

Step 15: Secure the gas tube to the valve with the nut. Make sure to apply sealant on the nut first.

Step 16: Connect the wires to the safety valve.

Step 17: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 18: Go to the oven interior and screw the burner tube back into place.

Step 19: Return the flame spreader and the nut which holds it in place.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 21: Return the oven racks.

Step 22: Close the oven door.

Step 23: Plug the oven back in.

Step 24: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

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

4. Control Board

If you have tested all the above components and none of them is faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read the article in the section Maytag electric oven will not turn on to learn how to replace your Maytag oven control board.

How To Turn On A Maytag Oven

To turn on a Maytag oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Press the “Bake” button.

Step 2: Using the arrows or the more and less buttons, set your desired temperature.

Step 3: Press “Start”.

Leave a Comment