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WHEN I PRESS SELF CLEAN FOR MY ELECTRIC OVEN THE LIGHT KEEPS BLINKING. THE TOP ELEMENT IN THE OVEN GOES ON. NOT BOTH ELEMENTS. THE TEMPERATURE SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY GO UP. BUT DOESN'T? I ALSO THINK THAT THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OVEN IS NOT WORKING?

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  • skmurdoc Mar 15, 2009

    thanks so much!

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You may have a bad Infinite switch.

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  • caccess Mar 15, 2009

    ge to8 control is the name of your part. It controls the complete oven for bake, broil, and self cleaning. Easy to replace yourself.

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My top oven won't reach temperature. Convection and broil work, bake doesn't. Over a year ago I did a self clean...hasn't worked since. I really need it to work especially with Thanksgiving next week.


It does sound like the element may be bad. The control will cycle the bake and broil elements to even the heat in the oven. if the element is out the oven won't heat well.

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Oven Problems Electric Oven is Heating Slowly or Poorly


If you are having problems with your electric oven heating up too slowly, not being able to maintain temperature set point, or wild variations in temperature, then you probably have a bad baking element in your oven.

The bake element is the bottom element in your oven. The life span of these elements can vary depending on the usage of your oven and the quality of the element. Anything electric has an unpredictable lifespan. Elements made on the same assembly line can vary greatly in how long they last. But when the element burns out it will need to be replaced to have your oven work properly.

The thing the fools many people is that many ovens will use the broil element to preheat the oven and then switch to using the baking element only. When this happens the oven will no longer heat and will cool down. The unit may sense this and activate the broil element again which will cause wild swings in temperature and also can cause food to burn on the top self or not bake properly.

If you can see the elements, watch them and see if they both get red hot when initially warming the oven. If only the top, broil element gets hot then you have a burned out element or a bad contacts where the element plugs into. Usually lifting the element and pulling out on it will release the element. If the contacts are discolored or pitted then they could be causing your problems. By using an ohm meter you can check the resistance of the element. If you get no continuity through the element it is no good. Bad elements will often have blisters, bubbles, or even burn in two.

If the element contacts are bad, make sure the you replace both the element and the receptacle that the element plugs into. Replacing only the element will only temporarily solve your problem.

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The bottom oven is heating up very slow.


If you are having problems with your electric oven heating up too slowly, not being able to maintain temperature set point, or wild variations in temperature, then you probably have a bad baking element in your oven.

The bake element is the bottom element in your oven. The life span of these elements can vary depending on the usage of your oven and the quality of the element. Anything electric has an unpredictable lifespan. Elements made on the same assembly line can vary greatly in how long they last. But when the element burns out it will need to be replaced to have your oven work properly.

The thing the fools many people is that many ovens will use the broil element to preheat the oven and then switch to using the baking element only. When this happens the oven will no longer heat and will cool down. The unit may sense this and activate the broil element again which will cause wild swings in temperature and also can cause food to burn on the top self or not bake properly.

If you can see the elements, watch them and see if they both get red hot when initially warming the oven. If only the top, broil element gets hot then you have a burned out element or a bad contacts where the element plugs into. Usually lifting the element and pulling out on it will release the element. If the contacts are discolored or pitted then they could be causing your problems. By using an ohm meter you can check the resistance of the element. If you get no continuity through the element it is no good.Bad elements will often have blisters, bubbles, or even burn in two.

If the element contacts are bad, make sure the you replace both the element and the receptacle that the element plugs into. Replacing only the element will only temporarily solve your problem.

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The oven wont heat up.


Hi.

Since the oven has two heating elements, if the oven does not heat up on any condition, and both broiling and baking element are not working, then the most common fault causing the problem is a faulty temperature probe.

The temperature probe is located inside the oven cavity.
On most ovens there is only one temperature sensor, connected in line on the circuit from electronic oven control to baking and broiling element.
When the probe fails, it will affect both baking and broiling function.

The temperature probe is tested reaching the probe, cutting or disconnecting its wiring, and testing the probe at room temperature, with a multimeter set on impedance at Rx1. If the multimeter reads no continuity (circuit open), then the probe must be replaced.

If the temperature probe is good, then parts that may be responsible for the fault are oven electronic control and wiring. Having both elements failing at the same time would be rather unusual.

If only one element is failing, then the fault is probably the element. In that case you can test the element removing it from the cavity, and testing Ohms on the element. If circuit is open , then the element must be replaced.

Regards.

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My oven has increased only 65 degrees in almost an hour....what does it mean when it heats up, but SLOWLEY??


The broiler element on the top of the oven comes on during the preheat cycle to speed things up and then only the lower element keeps the temperature steady. One of those elements is bad, probably the broiler. Try using the broiler and see if it works. If not, you need to disconnect the elements from the oven and check them with an ohm meter. If gthe elements check out ok, then it must be the temperature sensor/thermostat.

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Oven does not work after running self cleaning


Dear Dupe,

please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya,


please do the following checks,

  • Reseat the element
  • Test the element
  • Test the element connectors
  • Check the thermometer bulb
  • Test the oven temperature control
  • Test the oven selector control
  • Recalibrate the temperature control

  • please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya.Thank you

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    Problem w/burners & lights after self clean


    You may want to re-seat the right two cooking elements, in case there is poor electrical contact. When you have them removed, clean the contacts with denatured 91% alcohol and a Q-tip. The removal procedure follows.
    First, unplug the range.
    LIFT–UP PORCELAIN COOKTOP 
    To lift:  When cool, grasp the cooktop front 
    edge.  Gently lift up until the two support rods 
    snap into place. 
    To lower:  Hold the cooktop front edge and 
    carefully push back on each support rod to 
    release.  Then lower the top into place. 
    COIL ELEMENTS 
    ➢When an element is on, it will cycle on 
    and off to maintain the heat setting. 
    ➢Coil elements are self-cleaning. Do not 
    immerse in water. 
    To remove:  When cool, raise element.  Carefully pull out and away from receptacle. 
    Check them for damage. They do wear out.
    To replace:  Insert element terminals into receptacle.  Guide the element into place. Press down on the outer edge of element until it sits level on drip bowl. 
    COIL ELEMENT SURFACE 
    ➢ On Canadian models, the two front elements will not operate during self-clean.To prevent the risk of electric shock or fire, never line drip bowls with aluminum foil.


    If that does work, you may have a faulty control panel. In that case, call Maytag at the number below. 

    Maytag Customer Service
    533 Benson Road
    Benton Harbor,MI 49022 

    (800)688-9900 U.S.
    (800)688-2002 Canada 

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    Shaffy, When baking only the bake element should heat. When broiling only the broil element (upper) should heat. Your oven is a Kitchenaid, you have a 5 year warranty on any electronic element or control board. You may have a temperature sensor that is not working right. The oven just might need to be calibrated, the instructions would be in your owners manual. Your bake element might be failing, it would have to be ohmed out. You also need to verify that the bake element is getting 240V. when turned on. Catriver...post back

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