Maytag mgr6775 trips CB after clean stove top with spray cleaner
This happened once before, when I put a wet nylon cutting board on the cooktop to dry overnight. I heard a pop and saw the control panel was dark. I checked the breaker and it was tripped. I took the cutting board off the range, checked for standing water (didn't see any), and let it dry out over night. In the morning, reset CB - worked fine.
This time, resetting the CB right away caused it to trip again. Letting it sit over night allowed the breaker to be reset, but as soon as my wife tried to light a burner (spark ignition) - it "popped" and tripped the breaker.
She noticed a small amount of smoke from around the rear burner knob. We removed the knobs and noticed the rubber gaskets around the holes. They had some gunk left around them, and the rear control's gasket appeared to have been dislodged slightly (not seated as well as the others).
I service computers, and feel confident about investigating the cause of the problem. I was looking for a service manual, when I stumbled across your site (google). I've replaced the oven igniter some time ago, but haven't cracked the back open yet. Is there a service manual pdf? I think I want to inspect the area under the knobs, and look for some gunk causing the short. Any ideas, guys?
Re: Maytag mgr6775 trips CB after clean stove top with...
Same problem here, except that the ignitor switch attached to the knob/valve stem shorted out and caught fire. It's a poor design. The rubber grommets don't do an adequate job of keeping liquid out of the ignitor switches, and the switches themselves have no drains and are prone to shorting.
You can remove the cooktop without disassembling the burners.
First remove the two screws that hold the front of the cooktop down against the range. You'll need to open the top oven door to get to them.
Then remove the large rear sheetmetal panel, and unplug the 7 wires running from under the cooktop to the control modules. They plug right into the control module. Two of the wires come from the gas manifold on the left. The remainder come from the five ignitors, and are orange/brown. You may want to label them. Also remove the green ground wire.
Now unscrew both hard gas lines where they attach to the gas manifold underneath the cooktop. As you look at the rear of the range, with the sheetmetal panel removed, you'll see the manifold in the top left area. Although you can't see it from the front, the gas manifold sits underneath the row of knobs.
You should be able to carefully lift the cooktop off the range.
Inspect the five white squares attached to the valves on the manifold. If you saw smoke, then one of them is probably somewhat blackened/charred. Mine was.
Now if I could just figure out where to buy replacement switches.
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Re: Maytag mgr6775 trips CB after clean stove top with...
First thing to inspect is where your cord screws on the range under the range let me know what you find and we will go from there and if you service computers you should join this site can pick up extra cash here
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Ceramic cooktop cleaning tips - especially for 2-in difficult-to-remove stain: Best Idea: "Cerama Bryte" + plastic scrubbie Cerama Bryte is specifically designed for this cooktop, works on stains, avail at Hardware Stores.
Other ceramic cooktop tips: 1. "Soft Scrub" plasic scrubbie 2. Comet cleanser + sponge 3. Single-edge razor blade held at 45-degree angle - scrapes off material 4. "Cook Top" cleaner (WalMart) + Mr. Clean "Magic Eraser" abrasive pad 5. baking soda on damp sponge 6. soak stain for awhile with Formula 409, Fantastic, or citrus degreaser ("Orange Clean") 7. ammonia + water - in a 1:1 solution 8. Easy Off oven cleaner - it foams on the stain and does the work for you - let it sit 20 min. 9. the nuclear option: Cerama Bryte under a plastic scrubbie under an orbital sander with sandpaper removed (just the pad down on top of the scrubbie), after pre-soaking in Citrus Degreaser. The sander is a power tool which only saves your joints, and speeds up the chore.
I used Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner that I bought at Bed Bath & Beyond. It comes with a scraper and a special scratch pad. I applied it has directed and let it dry on the cooled cooktop and all the burn marks and baked on stuff wiped right off the cooktop. I make sure I use it about once a week and the cooktop stays looking good.
make sure you are using the cleaner properly. best way is to put it on like you would wax a car. put on a heavy coating of cleaner and then let it dry, once it is fully dry, then use a wet towel and wipe it off, then dry with another towel and polish it to a shine. this should allow the stain to be absorbed into the cleaner and then will leave a "wax" on the surface to help prevent any future stains from happening. if this doesnt work, then put on more cleaner and lay a wet paper towel over the stained area and cleaner. this will allow the cleaner to dry slower and should help to remove any stains. by the way not all stains will come off the first or second cleaning. just keep trying and the stain will come off. and if you get a spill again, wipe it off as soon as you can, even if the glass top is hot, it will help.
try using the regular ceramic cooktop cleaner, apply and clean as you werewaxing a car, in samll circular motions, any stubbourn stains should be able to be removed by re-applying creme and scraping with razor blade( using flat side down not corners of razor)
The filter in the jenn air can be run through the dishwasher. clean the outside of the oven as best as you can before you start the self clean cycle. NEVER!!! use oven cleaner inside a self cleaning oven. or on the gasket. . You can use a degreaser or oven cleaner on the cooktop on any stainless steel, procelain or chrome surface. Don't get oven cleaner on painted or aluminum surfaces. Rinse off very well.
You got one or more of the burner switches wet. (It usually happens when you wash the knobs and water stays in the holes until you replace it on the shaft) If just water they may work after a day or two. try using a hair dryer, Keep it at least 12 inches away. If oven cleaner or other chemical got inside switches they may need to be replaced. If you can't dry them out. Disconnect the wires from all but one switch at a time and see which one/s need to be replaced. Sometimes the electric part of the switch can be seperated from the gas part and replaced seperately. DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE PLUGGED IN until you fix this problem. There have been reports of fires started from this electrical problem. You could also burn out the spark ignightor. The fire problems have been mostly with Maytag/Jenn air products but my whirlpool blew a fuse and shot sparks when this happened to me. I just replacet the whole cooktop as my gas valves were one piece units and way to expensive to repair.
1 Check to be sure unit is properly connected to power supply.
2 Check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker.
3 Check to be sure ignitor is dry and clicking. Burner will not light if ignitor is damaged, soiled or wet. If ignitor doesn’t click, turn control knob OFF.
4 Burner ports may be clogged.
try clr from a local supermarket.it comes in a green plastic bottle.wipe the burner generously but not soaking wet with it and turn the burner on the lowest setting.then use a metal scouring pad and LIGHTLY scour the burner.