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A3878XRW Admiral Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for A3878XRW parts

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WHEN WE TURNED ON THE OVEN THE TEMP. READING WENT UP TO 425 AND BEEPED BY NO HEAT

  • Customer: DAVID from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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disconnected power pulled oven from wall, removed 8 screws from back, unplugged sensor, removed old, attached new, put screws back WOW saved me $500. from buying new and $150. for service call

change oven sensor

  • Customer: Lloyd from Eau Claire WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed provided video

Maytag range had "F3" code display, oven would not work.

  • Customer: phillip from Farmington NM
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Oven sensor replacement was easy. Thermistor was installed in less than 15 minutes. After installation STILL had "F3" error message. Harness was ok, "Clock" or ECU needed to be replaced. "Computer" is obsolete, no spares available, some companies will rebuilt for $400+. Since the stove was going to the landfill I had nothing to lose by taking the "Clock" apart. It has one chip that is probably the power supply and control chip, another chip is an EEPROM with 128 bytes of storage and the last is a darlington chip that controls the relays. Cleaned up everything that looked like it needed cleaning with alcohol. When I reassembled the unit the pins for the thermistor harness felt loose, so I took it apart, again, and found cold solder joints on all four pins. It must have been there all along but plugging and unplugging the harness finally broke out the solder so I could see it. Soldered the pins back in and now it all works. It's worth a try if you're getting the "F3" message. If the relays on your stove aren't working it would be a good idea to replace the darlington chip. Good luck.

my wife decided to clean the oven and while holding up element broke the end off. leaving the wire hidden inside.

  • Customer: robert from iva SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Assuming you dont have the same problem as I this will be a very simple repair.Unscrew 2 phillips screws holding the element in place, then gently remove connector wire from each side .careful as it may be brittle and detach itself. Leaving the power wire inside and unreachable from the front of oven. once you have old elemement out slide connectors onto yynew element replace screws and your done

Replacing a faulty bake element.

  • Customer: keegan from Winona MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. First make sure power is disconnected from appliance. Either by unplugging unit from the receptacle or by turning off the breaker supplying power. 2. Next remove the shelves from oven, to give yourself enough room to work. 3. Next remove the two Phillips screws holding the two brackets, where the bake element goes into the back wall of the oven. 4. Carefully pull the bake element out from the wall of the oven. Just enough to expose the two wire terminals. 5. Using the pliers carefully wiggle the wire clips off of the spade terminals on the bake element. 6. Remove the old bake element. 7. Connect the new bake element to wires. Make sure that terminals have solid connections before inserting the element into the back wall of the oven. 8. Reinstall the bracket retaining screws. 9. Turn power back on and check that oven and the new element is functioning. 10. Let oven heat for about 15 minutes before placing any food in the oven, as there will be a slight odor from the new element. It will diminish quickly. 11. You're done.

Oven would not heat on Back Cycle

  • Customer: Jeff from Thousand Oaks CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The thermocouple was suspect. It should be super easy- two screws, but the wiring harness would not pull through on my oven. I confirmed the procedure with the PartSelect video which is good. The harness was caught and broke so I had to pull the oven out partially to get to the harness. The sensor did check bad on the multimeter (resistance too high- Google it, I did) so I ordered the part. Once the new part was installed the oven still did not function. So I had to get busy with the multimeter and pull the oven again. On the back of my oven near the wire to the bake element is a Hi Limit Switch which cuts off the bake element if the outside of the oven gets above the preset temperature. Mine was cracked and faulty and had to be replaced. The oven works great now.

Bake Element burnt in half

  • Customer: Kelly from Register GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I simply unscrewed and removed the old bake element. Then popped in the new bake element according to the directions in the Youtube video that was attached to my order confirmation email.

Oven have F2 and F3 codes following cleaning cycle making oven inoperable

  • Customer: Timothy from Longmeadow MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove 2 screws in upper left corner of stove holding sensor in place. Pull sensor out and disconnect plastic electrical connector. Select appropriate adapter (both styles provided with new part) & reinstall. Power up stove and select bake on control unit to test. Works like a charm!

Maytag Electric range oven bake element burned out.

  • Customer: Charles F from Melrose Park IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Before starting, shut off power to the range with the circuit breaker or fuse, or unplug the service cord. The bake element is the lower element. Remove the wire oven shelves for easy access. Using a Philips#2 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the old element to the rear of the oven. Gently pull the element straight out until you can see the connecting wires come through the holes. These wires are connected to the element with spade clips. Remove the clips by pulling them straight off the old element taking care that they do not fall back into the holes. Put the new element in place, connect the wires to the terminals, and slide the assembly into the holes. Replace the two screws, restore the power and you are done.
All Instructions for the A3878XRW
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