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Oben takes half an hour to heat up

I have a Maytag, MGR5710ADW. I took off the bottom insulated cover to check the ignitor. The ignitor turns red and about 60 seconds or so the oven lights but it takes 30 minutes for the oven to get to 350 degrees. I am suprised how little flame there is in the bottom of the oven. Can my ignitor be going out? I do not have a problem with the burners so does that mean my gas valve is ok?

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  • proudfrog Jan 28, 2008

    Anyway of testing the gas valve or unlocking the orifice?

  • proudfrog Jan 29, 2008

    Is it possible to test the pressure myself? What can of tool do you need and how do you do it?

  • aswaneck Mar 31, 2008

    I am having the same issue with our MGR5710ADW Maytag gas range. I called a repair man since I cannot find a solution. We turn on the oven and the flame ingnites, but it is very low and takes 30 minutes to get to 300 degrees.

  • lukeyolds Apr 12, 2008

    same problem, only mine takes almost 90 minutes to reach 350 deg. HELP!!!

  • marcekb Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem -- takes 45 - 90 minutes to preheat between 350 and 450 degrees. When I smack the (valve?) box at the back of the oven where the gas flows into the oven, it supplies lots of gas for a short period and then either stops or restricts the gas again. I can hear it trying to allow gas, and sometimes it can get a full opening, sometimes restricted. I pound again, and it opens full for a short time. Doesn't sound like a blockage, but I don't know for sure. Ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I would like to remove the bottom oven panel in my maytag MGS5870 gas range so that I can check the ignitor. Where are any screws located? The back seems to pop up and it slides around, but I can't get it out.

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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

  • Daniel Phillips
    Daniel Phillips Jan 28, 2008

    It would be a rare occurrence for the orifice to get dirt or something in it and block it. With out a gage to test the gas pressure it would be difficult to test the gas valve for proper pressure. You might have to call a repair man for this one.

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