my 10 yr old Maytag solid top stove looked/worked great except for yellowed parts

ApplianceMaytag Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

virginia c From huntsville, AL

Jun 23, 2008

4 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

We don' t ever do repairs on appliances. And guidelines say replace, don't repair 10 yr old appliances. But a new unit looked around $1,000.
What could we do?

I found screw holes on a metal strip across the top edge of the oven door. Searched the internet for someone with parts. I selected PartSelect because you have every replacement part for my 10 yr unit. Found the plastic oven door vent, range top knobs to match my unit and oven shelves. I ordered ( <$100) with no problems and parts arrived within 48 hrs.

My husband Paul opened the oven door at the angle shown in user guide. He lifted out the oven door, then placed the door on kitchen counter. Paul took out 4 screws on the oven door top edge with a Phillips head screwdriver. He took out obvious screws, removed stove door handle, then was able to remove the yellowed plastic oven vent.

He slid the white replacement vent on the door,
replaced door handle and white metal strip with 4 screws. Replaced oven racks. Lifted door into oven hinges then closed oven door.

I pulled off four yellowed plastic control knobs and pushed the four new ones in place. Stove looked new and worked properly. We celebrated.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Oven Door Top Trim - white (Now subbed to Oven Door Top Trim)

Part Number: PS2080724

In Stock

Knob (Now subbed to Knob)

Part Number: PS2081670

On Order

Oven Door Trim Insert - white (Now subbed to Oven Door Trim Insert)

Part Number: PS2091777

In Stock