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I have a maytag flat top electric stove what would cause the oven not to preheat past 160 degrees was wondering if that is the element or the regulator?

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Replace the thermostat

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Electric Slide-in Range - Oven Flash

Richard, sounds like you did all the pretests. You'll need a new display panel. When you work on it, be sure to cut the power.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag MER6772 - Oven bake element not working even after replacing 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
Clck go
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.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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I have a Maytag stove Model #MER5875QCW The problem is it
Takes for ever for the stove to reach 350c Can anything be done?

Posted on May 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool electric range model # RF261PXSQ oven not heating

I'm afraid you may have a blown Electronic Oven Control (EOC) board. The EOC controls all the functions of the oven. The surface elements are controlled by individual infinite switches behind each control knob.. That's why the surface elements all work, but the oven does not. A replacement EOC can be purchased on line at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your COMPLETE model number and you will find it under the "Control Panel Parts" heading as item number 12. There are several listed, based upon the color you need (White, Biscuit, and Black). This is a very simple repair that any do-it-yourselfer can accomplish if you wish to perform this on your own. All you have to do is UNPLUG the appliance and remove the back panel of the console to access.

Before assuming the EOC is defective, however, inspect the board to see if it has a fuse on it. I do not have a wiring diagram to confirm. Some of these boards do have fuses and that's all that it may take to repair it. However, if the board shows signs of burned components, replace it. NOTE: Check for any loose connectors to the board as well.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have questions and/or require additional assistance.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirpool electric range - RF196LXMQ - Will not reach 350 degrees

When using Broil, it is normal for only the top element to work and it depends on the oven whether both should be on or not for baking but typically, baking does not use the upper element otherwise it could burn baked goods.
If setting the temperature higher than 350 does not cause the lower element to turn on, then it's likely that the thermostat has failed and can no longer respond to the temperature set.
The fact that both elements work under some conditions means that both of the heater elements are working at least some of the time. Because of the primitive nature of the elements, it isn't possible for them to just become 'weak' but they can interrupt themselves if there is a break in the resistance element but you could only separate the two possibilities by measuring the hot coil and that would be difficult unless you can pull the range out and access the AC feed lines that go to the element. Obviously, the power would have to be disconnected and the measurement done quickly so the element didn't have time to cool and regain continuity.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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