Question about Maytag Admiral LER3330AAW / LER3330AAZ / LER3330AAB Electric Kitchen Range

2 Answers

Oven Temp Problems

I have a Maytag LER3330AAZ that I recently replaced the bake element on. The element had caught fire and broke. I figured it was just from food on it but after replacing it I see there may be a bigger problem. Upon first use after replacement I set the oven at 350 degrees but noticed that after awhile it seemed much hotter than that. I changed the setting from 350 to 375 it instead of having to heat up more it instantly changed to 375. Bumped it up by 25 degrees several times and like before it immedialtely changed. The oven was set at 350 but it was actually over 450 degrees and rising. I've looked at the parts list and can't figure out what would be the next part to replace that would be causing this problem. I see no thermostat. Can any one help ?

Posted by on

  • rmalbo Feb 09, 2008

    I figured I'd try the unplug for 10 minutes reset option coolguy recommended first.

    Upon starting it back up I figured I would watch everything so I set the oven to 200 degrees and watched the temperature display go to 200. At 200 it gave the beep that it normally would when reaching the set temp but there was no other sound and the bake element stayed red hot. I gave it about a minute but it was obvious it was going to keep on going. I changed the bake temp to 225 and it instantly registered at that temp, changed it to 300 and it registered at 275. It kept going to 300 and gave the beep but again it was obvious it wasn't shutting the element off when the temp was reached.

    It seems like the temp sensor is registering the right temp but the oven is not responding by shutting the element off when reaching that temp.

    Do you still think it is the temp sensor ?

    I am basically an amatuer do it yourselfer and would certainly have no problem changing the sensor but I am not sure I could delve into the circuitry if needed.

  • rmalbo Feb 09, 2008

    I can not find any info on a thermal fuse from the parts list.

    Which element is it that you want me to replace. I have already replaced the bake element.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,113 Answers

I be changing the temp sensor
Oven Temp Problems - 6fa32a5.jpg

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Feb 09, 2008

    link to temp sensor purchasse

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Feb 09, 2008

    P.s a termal fuse is like any other fuse, ie if you are getting power at element(as you are) it is not the fuse. It can only be the temp sensor (thermistor) or it could be the circuit that powers the element not receiving the temp sensors signal or just not switching off when it does

  • Soulvisitor
    Soulvisitor Feb 10, 2008





    Temp sensor reads temp and sends that info to a control board to allow unit to maintain a set temp



    From what you expain it does sound like the sensor is doing it's job and fault seems to be control board but I'm not sure on that, it may well just beep when temp display reads as set, not actual temp senced.



    Without a service manual, to check voltage on board, I would of changed element (as I beleive you have done) and temp sensor, then I'd go for board.



    Put a multi meter and check resistance of sensor, it should be neither short nor open circuit and resistance should change with temp of it.. Element should test neither open or short too.



    Thermal fuse if fitted should read short



    I cant see the logic of changing the thermal fuse, its job is to cut power if its temp rating is exceeded. Once it reach's over temp it would go open circuit, and no power would not go to element until it was replaced.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 3,422 Answers

Hi,

the problem can be with the thermal fuse .if not then If the switches are work in then you will have to replace the clock control. Check the switch with a meter.

Check the wiring.

Also try reseting the oven by switching the power off for up to 10min

Regarding the thermal fuse I would recommend to replace it one more time and not to use the Self clean any more until you will perform all checks and repairs according to the service pointer.
And one more thing if u have ever used the broil method you also have to replace the broil heating element due to low resistance.
The thermal fuse is located at the back of the oven..

Just replace the two things i.e. Thermal fuse and the Bake element.

You can get the parts from HERE
Goodluck,
Please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Priya darshan Feb 09, 2008

    I don't think it is the sensor.I would like you to first give a try replacing the thermal fuse and the element..
    Most of the time this works.

  • Priya darshan Feb 09, 2008

    Please give me few minutes ill find it my self and give you the link

  • Priya darshan Feb 10, 2008

    Check this site.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dual Oven - upper oven bake element replaced but no heat from it


Usually no internal fuses, and most of the time the controller is rated for fault interupt current.... age will degrade them though...

How did you change the element without pulling out the stove? is it a 'click/plug' in? might be that the socket is messed up...

You should not have to disassemble the cabinet, should just be a few screws and the unit slides out... sometimes hidden behind small movable pannels..

Peace

Feb 27, 2010 | Ovens

1 Answer

Bake and broil do not work


assuming that the worst case senario has taken place
first thing i would check is ensure i have proper voltage at the outlet, 120 from each side to ground
220 across L1-L2
the elements are the only thing on the range that uses 220v
if you know how to use a mutimeter
you can test both the elements
disconnect the range at teh breaker
take out the screws at the back wall that hold the elements in
pull out about an inch becareful they dont leave much slack on the wires
disconnect on element terminal and apply your leads your looking for continuity, your meter should beep
if not replace the element
if yes, let the element hang ensureing niether terminal touches anything, reconnect the other terminal
now turn the stove on bake if your doing the lower
turn you meter to ac voltage
you should read 220v
anything less than that, your problem is before that

Aug 02, 2009 | Maytag 30 in. Admiral LGC1330 Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Baking element not working


Hi, UNPLUG the oven! Remove the screws that hold the element in and pull it toward you. Hopefully they were kind enough to give you plenty of wire to pull it out. Then just unplug old element and plug in new one. Some models have a screws on the element to hold the wire on to it.
I hope this helps.
Please let me kow if I can assist you further.

Thanks
Vic

May 30, 2009 | Maytag Admiral LER3330AAW / LER3330AAZ /...

1 Answer

Baking Element Caught fire


Elements wear out from the inside. Sooner or later it happens to all of them.

Mar 31, 2009 | Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric...

1 Answer

I have a Magic Chef range. My baking element in the oven caught fire and broke in half from the heat. I am trying to replace the element but am not sure if I am supposed to disconnect the element from the...


hi!!! All you have to do is go and buy a new heating bake element..turn off the power to the oven by the home breaker..then move the oven away from the wall and remove the back panel screws and look for the baking element it has 2 wires going into it.Very easy to fix..good luck..

Jan 03, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

Troubleshooting failed bake element


What exactly do you mean when you said element caught on fire?

Jul 31, 2008 | Ovens

1 Answer

Baking Element Caught fire


this a common complaint when the element burns out it is scary to see but all you need to do is replace element

Apr 21, 2008 | GE Profile 30" Free-Standing 5 Burner Self...

3 Answers

Baking Element Caught fire


funny same thing just happened to me and it all seams to be the bottom element of the same ovens around the same year, I bought mine in 99 also, I keep my oven very clean becasue i know the dangers it may cause, I think this is a major problem and it needs to be addressed.

Aug 19, 2007 | Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Admiral LER3330AAW / LER3330AAZ / LER3330AAB Electric Kitchen Range Logo

281 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Kitchen Ranges Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70365 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

8710 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15111 Answers

Are you a Maytag Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...