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CWE550 Maytag Oven - Instructions

All installation instructions for CWE550 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the oven repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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took to long to preheat and food wasn't cooked on the bottom

  • Customer: Jessica from Lubbock TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, I want to say that this part arrived within 24 hours of placing the order. I was plesantly suprised. My husband did the repair and it was super easy. We had no problems.

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Element Got Corroded Then Failed (Broken)

  • Customer: Tom from Lancaster CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. Connected the wires to new element, pushed wires back into the back wall, re-installed screws.

element in oven burned out

  • Customer: Dorothy from Griggsville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires.
Went online and Googled for oven element by providing the serial and model number. Partselect popped up. I submitted the order and received and installed the new element within 5 days from start to finish. I recommend this website for replacement parts.

Broken Cal rod in oven

  • Customer: Karl from West Boylston MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the old one out and installed the new one

element burned out

  • Customer: luke from warren OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires, that were clipped on. slipped them off connected the new element screwed it back into the oven.

burned oven bulb

  • Customer: Ivanka from Atlantra GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was taking out original light bulb because screws on shield where hard to unscrew after all this years . The old bulb vent out leaving neck in socket. It took narrow electrical pliers to get neck out .The generic appliance bulb did not fit and had aluminum neck ,not recommended for brass sockets in ovens.Putting new light bulb in was not the problem.

Oven wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Paul E. from Quincy IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the old part and we went on line and found everything from your PartSelect and ordered it. The part worked great and we received the part in two days. Thanks so much, you saved us lots of money and the oven works wonderful. I have told many people about your company and how much we like the help from you. Paul from Quincy, IL

Lower oven heating element burnt out.

  • Customer: Coreen from Hagerstown MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
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Turn off power. Remove the element. Installed the new element. Turned on the power. Easy... Easy... Easy...

Thermostat bulb was hanging loose

  • Customer: Willi from Old Saybrook CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed what was left of the original clips. Pressed in the new clips and snapped in the themostat blub

thermostat temprature bulb hanger clips

  • Customer: Dwayne from Atlanta GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
snaped them into oven cavity attached temp bulb job complete

Burned out element

  • Customer: Robert from Scotch Plains NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy since it was an exact match to the old burned out element.

Bottom heating element burned out/ broke.

  • Customer: Jessica from Macon GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, we cut the power to the oven and removed the oven racks. I removed the two screws holding the old heating element in (removed easily, I didn't need any WD-40) and pulled the element wiring out of the back of the oven. It took me a while to realize how the wiring was/is connected to the element, but once I did they came off fairly easily with a little coaxing from some pliers. On our model, the wiring thingums fit down onto the element prongs. So, you pull the straight up to remove them. Very technical terms here. After the wires and the new element were connected, I screwed the new element in, turned the power back on and the oven was is excellent working order again.

Insulation along the top of the oven cracked and broke off

  • Customer: Carol from Park Ridge IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took old insulation off and replaced it with new by hooking new part in its place.

Door seal badly deteriorated

  • Customer: GERALD from HUNTINGTON BEACH CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The seal is suspended by metal clips at each end, which are inserted into holes in the oven box. The clips on the new seal were a bit too wide to fit into the holes. so I drilled the holes larger, and it worked fine.

Knob missing temperature settings.

  • Customer: DOYLE from PHOENIX AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My oven temperature knob has been discontinued by manufacturer Maytag. I looked thru your vast list of knobs and found one that looked excately like my knob dial. The knob is a two piece design. My shafts that the knobs slide onto are different than the one I selected but since it was a two piece knob, I was able to use the center part of my knob that fit the shaft of my oven and use the new dial face. I spayed it with a clear lacqure top coat to protect the dial face from the numbers and letters disappearing as the old on did. Worked perfectly. Happy wife, happy life. I will give your customer service an A plus as one of the dial knobs that came in a not so well protected package was bent. They agreed to send out another right away which they did. I would definately purchase from you again. Thanks so much
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