Oven doesn't work after replacing the bottom (baking) element
I replace the bottom (baking) element, but it doesn't work. I check it twice to see if a wire was disconnect but it wasn't. The element blew out 2 months ago and I decided to fix it myself. What else could be wrong with the store after replacing the element?
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Re: Oven doesn't work after replacing the bottom (baking)...
Will the clock control accept the bake and temperature request?
You will need to remove the rear panel of the range and test the bake element leads for 220 volts when the oven control is set to bake and is turned on.
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if it's electric the broil element also comes on when baking or using the bottom element,it comes on for even cooking when baking so whatever you're cooking will cook on top and bottom so don't use it until you buy the new element and whenever you work on the machine unplug it,also you can damage the clock assy. and that's the computer board and those can be very expensive,i've gone in,changed out the element and it still doesn't work from the element shorting out when it broke and it takes out the computer board so hopefully this doesn't happen
Yes the lower element of a electric oven is the bake element,the upper on is broil element, The most usual thing why it doesnt heat is a broken element. Does a part of it look smooth and a part real rough and ragged looking If a part of it looks ragged and rough the element is bad,it should not be bulged out anywhere of it. it should look smooth and uniform If it does seem to be not uniform anywhere on it,replace bake element
I would be looking at the bake relay on teh coven control board. Using a voltage meter test the output voltage when energizing the bake feature. Be sure to remove the bake element wire coming from the bake element to the control. Test this terminal without the bake element wire attached. From the terminal with one meter probe to the neutral on the terminal block (where your cord attaches to), you should read 110 volts when energized and 0 voltge when shut off. What are you reading? If I can help further, I am here.....
If oven does not heat check heating element and oven control. Follow also suggestion below: "
It won't bake
when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out.
The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the
oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an
expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may
last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.
the food you're baking is done on top but not on the bottom--or when
baking just takes far too long to finish--the bake element may be
You may get fooled into thinking it's
working, because the oven is hot inside. But many electric ovens use
the broil element, too, during the preheat and bake cycles. So the food
may be getting heated only by the broil element, which causes poor
If the bake element is burned out, replacing
it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further
troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire
When the temperature is consistent but too
high or too low, it could be one of several different things. First
check to see if the thermostat sensing bulb has come loose from its
holder. It could be lying on the floor of the oven or resting on the
heating element. This would cause the oven to not heat correctly.
If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective.
ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature.
To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace
the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the
temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details.
without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling
temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob
and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual
setting of the thermostat.
If, when you remove the knob,
there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you
can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again.
If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more
than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the
Usually, when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out. The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.
To find service information for your Maytag Model go tothis link http://www.servicematters.com/
When on this site, click on Maytag Historical Service Library.
Then click on Maytag Service Library.
Click on term and conditions
Click on Literatur by Model
Enter Modle number MER 6772
You will be able to print or download the service manual for your model
Your problem may be the bake relay on the clock or wiring.
Call avantiproducts.com sales (service didn't work) and get a replacement bake element. It was about $35 including shipping. Download the manual from the site and study the structure. Uncover the back cover using standard phillips screw. TO DO THIS, SHUT DOWN YOUR HOME BREAKER AND MAKE SURE THE OVEN OPERATION LUMP DOES NOT LIGHT. OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO HIGH VOLTAGE. Additionaly use multimeter to make sure the voltage is not there. Remove back inner cover. You can't remove this inner cover completely because of the thermostat line but try to make a work space in the lower part of the oven. The bottom element cover can be uncovered readily without any screw or pin. At this point you have access to baking element from the bottom of the oven. Loosen two nuts to remove the bad element. Reverse the procedure to install the new element.