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My maytag gemini oven has been stuck in sabbath mode for months and holding the clock button does not help. It does this everytime we lose power and it stays off for months and will turn on when ever it feels like it. Please help me

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2011

    Its a gas oven



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This is from the Maytag website it explains how to cancel the sabbath mode;

To cancel the Sabbath Mode:
Press the Clock pad for three seconds.
After 72 hours, the Sabbath Mode will end.

  • "SAb" will flash for five seconds.
  • The time of day will return to the display.
  • Sabbath Mode can be turned on at any time with or without the oven on.
  • Sabbath Mode cannot be turned on if the keypads are locked out or when the door is locked.
  • Most prompts and messages and all beeps are deactivated when Sabbath Mode is active.
  • If the oven is baking when Sabbath Mode is set, the Bake icon will go out at the end of the baking cycle. There will be no audible beeps.
  • If the oven light is desired while in Sabbath Mode, it must be turned on before the Sabbath Mode is started.
  • When the Sabbath Mode is started, the temperature display will immediately show the set temperature, rather than the actual oven cavity temperature. No preheat beep will sound.
  • The self-clean cycle and automatic door lock do not operate during the Sabbath Mode.
  • Pressing the Cancel pad will cancel a Bake cycle, however the control will stay in the Sabbath Mode.
  • If power fails, the oven will power up in Sabbath Mode with 72 hours remaining and no cycle active.

I hope this helps to return it to normal mode,

Posted on Oct 13, 2011

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2011

    That does not work. When I hold the clock button nothing happens. I know it all works because I deal with this everytime the power goes out. I think my keypad is locked out.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2011

    hey sorry i took so long to get back to ya....the instruction to unlock the control are quite simple actually,just press and hold the START button for 3 seconds till a tone sounds. I am wondering though why do ya believe its in the Sabbath mode because it say when in Sabbath mode only the very things that ya expect not to work are the only ones that will work...the clock will display the time and the oven light will work&the timer will work....if it were in the Sabbath mode the lights would not work



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We had some sort of electric power failure last night lasting only a few seconds, but now none of the control buttons on the gas range function. In the time window 5a6 shows. No way to use the oven.


The fact that the display is 'ON' confirms you have power.

The displayed info probably is a 'code' for a fault/problem, but you did not provide a brand nor a model. Even if you had, odds are I do not have access to the list of codes & their meanings.

Try unplugging the plug from the wall receptacle. If you cannot reach the power cord next option would be locate the circuit breaker (single pole) which HOPEFULLY is labeled. Either way, try removing / turning OFF power for at least 10-20 seconds! The control's microprocessor may be locked up due to a very short power interruption.

If that does not reset it, I would call service or the manufacture. You can TRY requesting help over the phone FIRST! Good LUCK

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Your range has somehow been set in "sabbath" mode ( for the Jewish calendar I think...not the metal band, lol ) If you have the owners manual turn to the section referring to this an it should instruct how to reverse the setting.

All ranges do it somewhat differently, so I can't say exactly how on yours. This example is generic, hopefully it works. If you are unsuccessful let me know the exact model number and I'll see if I can locate it.
Hold Clock pad for 5 seconds to activate Sabbath mode. Hold Clock pad for 5 seconds to disable Sabbath mode.
Oven must be in BAKE mode before enabling SABBATH. "SAb" displays and flashes for 5 seconds. All pad inputs are disabled except for CANCEL and CLOCK pads.

This mode disables the normal 12 hour shutoff to allow operation of the bake mode for a maximum of 72 hours.
Good luck. Thank you for choosing FixYa.


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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Holding the clock button puts it into sabbath mode.For all the info if you go to maytag website you can put in your model number and look at the owners manual.
Thank You and please rate my answer if it was helpful..
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Hi and Wlecome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

This is the Sabbath mode. Why it even exists is odd in itself.
Hold CLOCK for 3 seconds to disable the Sabbath mode.

This should get it back to normal operation.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,


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To turn the Sabbath Mode on/off on most Maytag models you simply press and hold the "Clock" button for 5 seconds. These instructions should be in your owner's manual.

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