Oven lights will not turn off, Maytag gas double oven range Prec. touch 750
After cooking in the upper oven today, my wife noticed that both oven lights were on. I tried to turn them off but the oven light button just beeps when activated. I individaually tried the plunger switches on both doors but that did not work either. I also unpluged the stove with the hope it would cancel the lights but they came right back on when i plugged it back in. I assume it is something in the touch pad since both lower and upper lights are affected.
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Re: oven lights will not turn off, Maytag gas double oven...
Hello bohlke75, Welcome
You said, After cooking in the upper oven today, my wife noticed that both oven
lights were on. I tried to turn them off but the oven light button just
beeps when activated. I individually tried the plunger switches on
both doors but that did not work either. You also unplugged the stove with
the hope it would cancel the lights but they came right back on when i
plugged it back in. You assume it is something in the touch pad since
both lower and upper lights are affected.
Did you leave the plug out for 5 minutes or just do it quickly? if it only happens on one door then the plunger switch is bad! if it's both doors then you have a button or control problem. Service can give you a true diagnoses with out the cost of swapping parts randomly! If it was the plunger you may have been able to get away with a do it your self repair!
Let me know how you do . Thank You, Huuum Please remember to leave a rating!
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The top oven not maintaining heat why plenty of reasons depending on age could be a weak ignitor, bad temp sensor, is the oven light on if so oven stops heating after 30 seconds any oven maintaining set point temp will brown and if left long enough burn
I had same problem, same model. Twice in 4 years. Was the lower ignitor gone bad. First time I assume to old age. 2nd time wife overloaded a roaster pan and it overflowed during cooking, and got liquid/**** on the ignitor somehow and killed it. New one is $43 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-crg9700-%3d%3d) online. More like $65-75 locally. Tip: Upper (broiler) and lower ignitors are identical. For a quick test: Swap out the top one to bottom position and see if it works. It has just today happened AGAIN to me 7 months later. Hence my being online for this. It's an old horse, and 2 burners up top are acting funny for some time now. Rather than throw more good money into it I think I may trash it and just buy a new stove.
This is a common problem that happens when the oven gas control valve is sticking. This can be caused by a weak hot surface igniter or a defective gas control valve. One thing that you can try(be very careful doing this) is to give the gas control valve a light tap with something hard like a wrench when the oven is turned on,igniter is glowing but the burner is not on. You will need to remove the broiler/storage drawer at the bottom of the oven. Once you pull the drawer out you should see the gas control valve at the back of the range. Try turning on the oven and lightly tapping the valve housing. This may loosen up any debris inside the control valve housing that might be causing the problem. If the oven burner comes on then try completely turning the oven on and back of several times. And when I say completely I mean turn it on after the igniter is not glowing and burner has shut off. This works about 30% of the time. If the burner control valve stick after trying this procedure then it could be the control valve and/or the hot surface igniter defective. The hot surface igniter would need to be disconnected from it's harness and tested with an OHM meter. Most igniters should have a 500 to 700 OHM reading. If you get a reading that is way off then the igniter is defective and replace it. If the igniter tests good then the gas control valve is suspect and replace it. Most appliance parts retailers will test your igniter for free. When the igniter is on it should glow very brightly. If it is dim then that is a sure sign it is bad.
make sure the wire is connected to the ignition(where it sparks)if it is gently clean the sparking surface with a piece of fine sandpaper.Hope this helps,if it still does'nt work you may need to replace this part but it should'nt be expensive and you can do it yourself(usually one screw) ps sorry for the late reply.
I am sure you noticed where it is located. A gas oven cycles the same as an electric. depending on the number of times the door is opened and the length of time you operator the oven. Our furnace was acting up one night last winter and I turned the oven on warm with the door cracked open until I could get the part for the furnace in the morning and our igniter went out on the oven. Also try not to touch the element on the igniter when you install the new one.