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Error code F1 is displayed due to electronic oven control failure and the only way to solve this problem is by replacing the control board which is bad. Sorry for the bad news but hope you understand... Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Maytag MER5530... | Answered on May 02, 2011

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

you have a defective burner control valve.


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Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011

F1 touch pad / ERC test This simple test will help determine
whether the ERC (Electronic Range Control or Clock) or the touch pad is
defective when F1 error code is present.

Note: Some models incorporate the touch pad in to the ERC as a single
assembly, in which case this test is not necessary. Simply replace the ERC

Warning: If you feel in any way uncomfortable performing this test or
making this repair, please contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

1. Disconnect power to the range (unplug the range power cord or turn the power off to the range at the circuit breaker). It is very important that the power to the range has been disconnected, so please double check before continuing

2. Gain access inside the control panel.

3. Disconnect the touch pad (also called keypad or membrane switch) ribbon from the ERC

4. Make sure there are no lose wires, or anything else that may cause a short when power is turned back on. Assemble the control panel back the way it was

5. Turn the power back on.

6. Wait for at least one hour to see if the F1 code comes back (usually accompanied by a beeping sound)

7. If F1 comes back, replace the ERC. If it does not, replace the touch pad.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


These kinds of issues are usually caused in ovens if a self cleaning cycle is used after a long time. The issue can either be a bad door switch/lock assembly or the oven temp. sensor itself that has gone bad. To solve this issue start by checking the oven temp. sensor for 1100 ohms, if the rating is more then that then check the control and door switch and replace the part that is bad. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

check your element when you turn on your oven also you can do a continuity test to assure that there are no break spots in the element the next thing to check would be your oven tempreture sensor usually small metal rod along top with two wires hooked through the back wall of the oven if you look in your manual should give you for a spec and you can do an ohms test on the sensor if the sensor fails from what the spec states replace the sensor when checking the element make sure the element glows red other then this you would have to go into the back panel of your oven and do some power tests and comparing that to your tech sheet that the write amount of power is going to the right places check element and temp sensor first please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation and if there are any futher questions please message me back have a great day

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010

If your electric2_bing.gif oven is not heating then you probably have a bad heating element in your oven. This is not that hard to fix yourself...
Check out this tip that I wrote about the Oven not heating problem..

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Maytag MER5530... | Answered on May 14, 2010

The manufacture date is determined by the SERIAL NUMBER. The following link explains:


Look at the last two LETTERS of the serial number. The first letter represents the YEAR the appliance was manufactured. The second letter represents the MONTH.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Feb 21, 2010

Get the heating element changed and all will be well.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

this is for the Mer5530
it is a very easy repair,
just remember to unplug it before you fix it

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Oct 20, 2009

May be the heating coil is bust?
The control panel is in parallel usually so as long as the controls are getting power they will turn on. But if the coil is gone you wont get heat. If you want to try fixing it, you may need a multimeter, or a continuity tester.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Jul 08, 2009

Most likely have a bad heating element. Check for continuity in the element. Make sure to trip the breaker or unplug the unit before removing the element. 120 volts still run through the element even though it is not turned on. Takes 240 volts to make it glow red.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

You have/had a stuck keypad. If it happens again just push all pads at random to try and unstick it. If it gets to be a nuisance replace the keypad membrane.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

Unplug the range. Open the control panel and unplug the ribbon connector to the control. Plug the range back in. If the beep continues replace the control. If it does not continue replace the touchpad.

Maytag MER5530... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

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