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Oven and range not getting hot

I just recently purchased this range from a friend. It was working perfectly. Now it takes an hour to boil water, and it doesn't even get to a rolling boil. Also it took over an hour to get the oven to 350. I've checked and I'm getting 240 to the back of the range so I'm not sure what else to do. Thanks

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SOURCE: Oben takes half an hour to heat up

I doubt its the igniter. It could be a faulty gas valve or maybe the orifice is blocked, and not letting enough gas into the burner

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven lights, but temp does not get above 100

The gas burner is broken. There is an upper burner and a lower burner. In-order for both burners to turn on, both must be working to let the gas turn on. If one burner element is out the oven wont get hot just warm.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a maytag gas range. The oven is taking up

Your t-stat is out on this model. This is a simpe repair that you can do yourself and save alot of $$$$$$!

Just contact us at: with brand and model number and we will get the correct part out to you asap.
We hope to get you cooking again real soon.
Thanks, Ella

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Lower oven does not get hot.

We provide free diagnostic information when you tell us what brand and model number you are having issues with.
We are available from 7 AM – 7 PM CST. We also provide part removal/installation instructions for our customers when parts are purchased through us.
It is our goal to get you back up and running again ASAP, so please contact us when you need us to help you.
We look forward to hearing you and hope that you have a terrific day. Thank you, Ella

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Maytag Gemini

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

If you think the oven is operating too cold or hot, you can adjust it. Bake several test items and then adjust the temperature set- ting not more than 10° F at a time.
To Adjust: 1. PresstheBAKEpad(upperorlower
oven) and enter 550° F.
2. PressandholdtheBAKEpad(upperor lower oven) for several seconds until TEMP ADJ is displayed.
3. PresstheAUTOSETpad-eachpress changesthetemperatureby5°F. The control will accept changes from -35° to +35° F.
4. Iftheovenwaspreviouslyadjusted,the change will be displayed. For example, if the oven temperature was reduced by 15° F, the display will show -15° F.
5. When you have made the adjustment, press the CANCEL pad and the time of day will reappear in the display. The oven will now bake at the adjusted temperature.

I tried to help you. Please help me and Rate/Vote on my response, thanks and good luck

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Dear FixYa expert, We bought the

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

This means open/shorted oven temperature sensor and to solve this problem the sensor needs replacement. However, as you have bought a new unit and assuming its still under warranty then it is recommended to get it replaced as it seems a manufacturing defect. If you still want to do it yourself and wan to be sure before replacing the sensor then you can test it with a voltmeter between 1080-1120ohms....if it reads more then or less then this then it needs replacement however, if the reading is around between 1080-1120ohms then it is the control board that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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