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MER5730AAW Maytag Range - Instructions

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Oven wouldn't heat the right temperature (you would have to add 100 degrees on to it)

  • Customer: Claudine from Bethlehem PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled oven out of the cabinet/wall and pulled sensor out and replaced with new one.

defective oven sensor

  • Customer: sean from easthampton MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Checked online to see what F3 readout on stove meant. It meant replace sensor. Ordered part on a Sunday and part delivered Tuesday, Monday being MLK day. Detached bad sensor(2 screws inside oven)had to pull new sensor connector through hole from behind as insulation was too heavy (only removed 4 screws on right rear panel.Clipped wires together and reattached sensor inside oven. A cakewalk.

Code said we needed a sensor

  • Customer: Janice from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 11 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 to remove the old sensor. Went on line to find out where to order it from. Ordered it, It was on back order but was only about 1 week to receive. Reversed the procedure. WA LA. It works great.

Element burned through due to something dripping on it & burning.

  • Customer: Mary from Boone NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I looked at the other repair stories on this site & realized it should be simple to do. I first switched off the power at the circuit breaker (range has its own switch). Then used a philips head screw driver to remove the 2 screws that hold the element in place at the back of the oven. Gently pulled the element out. Was able to disconnect the wire on the right side. But the other one would not budge. Thought I would have to get a repair guy out after all. Decided to try again again next day. Put on a pair of leather gloves to get a better grip on the wire (thought pliers might bend the connectors). Was able to wiggle it back & forth & it came loose. Then it was easy to hook up the new one, gently pushing the element connectors into the oven wires & put it back into the oven & replaced the 2 screws holding the element in place. Switched the circuit breaker back on. Turned on the oven and it works like new and no repair person visit!! Thanks for the info at this site.

Glass top electric range element not working

  • Customer: Gary from Stockton CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off the power . Removed two screws in front, lifted top, used a piece of wood to hold up,took off wires to bad element removed old element, replaced with the new one, put wires back on ,closed top,screws to front,on with power and cooked dinner!

Baked on sauce

  • Customer: Julie from Newnan GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Used cooktop creme, oven cleaner and Mr. Clean sponges. After many days of working on the surface, we were able to remove 99% of the sauce.

Bake element

  • Customer: sherri from knightdale NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Real easy to do. I just unscrewed from back pulled out until wire can out of back then seperated from wire. Took out element put new one in. Real easy didn't even need my husband

1998 oven unit flashing F3

  • Customer: chris from houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
SHUT OFF BREAKER FOR OVEN! pulled oven out to get at backside,removed 3 screws on back coverplate,removed 2 screws inside oven at sensor in top left corner of oven,disconnected plastic clip at back ,pulled old sensor through hole.replaced sensor with new in reverse order. 15minutes tops.

Back heating element stopped working

  • Customer: James from Peachtree City GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I had some confusion about the correct series number associated with my stove and called Partselect. They confirmed the part I was looking at was correct in less than 5 minutes. I then completed the order online. Even with standard shipping my order was processed immediately and I received the heating element the next day.

Turned off the breaker. Removed the two screws in the front holding the range top down. Loosened the screws holding the element in place while balancing the range top with my shoulder. Removed the wires from the older element one at a time and attached them to the new element. Put the new element in place and screwed back in place. If I had a little help with the range top I think I could have completed it in 5 minutes but I was at home alone and the other stories of doing this repair made it seem easy enough and it was.

SMALL ELEMENT ON COUNTER TOP RANGE NOT HEATING.

  • Customer: Brian E from Waldorf MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
1. TURNED OFF POWER TO TROUBLE SHOOT THE COUNTER TOP RANGE ELEMENTS.
2.RAISED THE COUNTER TOP UP TO WORK ON IT AND SLID TWO EVENLY PLACED WOODEN SLATS UNDER THE BOTTOM OF THE HOUSFOR STABILITY SO IT WOULD NOT FALL BACKDOWN INTO THE COUNTER TOP CUT-OUT.
3. WITH A 1/4" NUT DRIVER REMOVED THE 10 HEX-HEAD SCREW THAT WERE HOLDING THE BLACK GLASS TOP IN PLACE, PULLED OFF THE 4 .CONTROL KNOBS AND CAREFULLY REMOVED THE GLASS COVER AND CAREFULLY SEET IT ASIDE IN A SAFE PLACE.
5. A VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE NON WORKING ELEMENT SHOWED THAT IT HAD A BURN OUT SPOT CAUSING IT NOT TO HEAT.
6. GOT THE MODEL NUMBER OF THE APPLIANCE AND CHECKED THE INTERNET FOR PARTS SUPPLIERS, CHOSE PARTS ELECT BECAUSE THEY HAD THE PART IN STOCK AND COULD OVERNIGHT IT FOR REINSTALLATION THE NEXT DAY, PART DID ARRIVE THE NEXT MORNING. A VISUAL INSPECTION SHOW THAT IT WAS THE CORRECT PART AND IT WOULD BE A LIKE FOR LIKE SWAP OUT.
7. PRIOR TO REPLACING THE ELEMENT CHECK TO SEE THAT THE ELECTRICAL POWER WAS STILL OFF AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER, MADE A QUICK SKETCH OF THE WIRING AND IDENTIFIED THE WIRES SO THAT THEY WOULD BE RETERMINATED AT THE SAME POINTS.
8.USING THE NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS PULLED OFF THE 4 STAKE ON TERMINATIONS.
9. LIFTED OUT THE 6" FROM THE BODY OF THE UNIT , REMOVED THE 4 PHILLIPS SCREWS HOLDING PARTS WHAT WERE TO BE TRANSFERED ONTO THE NEW ELEMENT.
10. TRANSFERED PARTS ONTO THE NEW ELEMENT, REINSTALLED THE ELEMENT INTO THE BODY OF THE UNIT, REINSTALLED THE 4-STAKE-ON WIRES TO THERE APPROPRIATE TERMINALS AND VERIFIED WITH PREVIOUS WIRING SKETCH.
11. REINSTALLED THE GLASS TOP, 10 SCREW HOLDING IT IN PLACE AND THE 4-CONTROL KNOBS.
12 .TURNED MAIN POWER TO THE UNIT BACK ON AND TURNED ON THE REPLACED ELEMENT, IT WORK CORRECTLY, ALSO CHECKED THE OTHER 3 ELEMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE WORKING CORRECTLY.
13. WHEN THE UNIT HAD COOLED, REMOVED THE WOODEN SLATS AND LOWERED THE COUNTER TOP BACK INTO ITS CUT-OUT MAKING SURE NOT TO DAMAGE THE GLASSTOP.
JOB COMPLETE.

Inner Galls on door was craked

  • Customer: Randall from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Remove outer panel first, outer glass and handle come off as one piece. Be carefull to secure as last screws are removed. Remove inner silver panel. Remove broken glass and replace with new. Reaassemble. Around 10 Phillips head screws altogether. Much easier than I thought

Built in oven would shut down: fault code F-4

  • Customer: Edward from Juliustown NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
A few years previously I had this same problem and a PROFESSIONAL had replaced the sensor.
Thus this time I knew what the failure was and obtained the sensor from Part Select. Having observed the PROFESSIONAL replace the sensor before; I followed his easy technec only to learn that when the sensor was pulled from the aft wall of the oven that the wires had deteriorated and the plastic plug melted. Therefore it was neccessary to remove the oven from the wall cabinet. Then I removed the panel from the back outside of the oven, cut back the wires and because the kit from Part Select contained additional connectors was able to splice in a replacement connector. Installed the new sensor and reinstalled the oven. LESSON LEARNED; when the PROFESSIONAL had replaced the sensor he had failed to feed the wiring and plug back past the insulated chamber, directly behind the oven, into the cool area assessable by the panel on the aft side of the oven thus the plug and wires were exposed to the heat of the oven. What would commonly be a few minutes job turned into an afternoon project.

Element Broke

  • Customer: Phyllisa from Plain City OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Piece of cake! Took more time to find the screwdriver than it did to replace the element!
Unplugged the stove. Removed 2 screws. Pulled the element out about 2" and disconnected the wires on each end (wires are attached to a metal clip that just pushes on to the end of the element. Threw the old element away. Unpacked the new elements. Connected the wires at each end. Pushed element into place and screwed in 2 screws. Plugged oven/stove back in and voila! That's it!

replace bake element

  • Customer: Wil from Wichita KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
very very easy. but keep in mind that step one, killing the power at the power box. I jumped that one to a near disastours outcome, thankully all turned out well byt there was a hell of bang and VERY bright flash. Still was worth "doing it yourself" just keep in mine the cut power side...Safety first!!!

After self cleaning the oven received an error code telling me the sensor was bad.

  • Customer: Christine from Davie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the two screws holding the element in place. I then pulled the element and wiring out until I saw the connecter. I disconnected the two wires and then chose the correct connector from the package, snapped it back into place, put the screws back, turned on the breaker then tested the oven and found that everything was working correctly.
This is the second time I have ordered from Part Select, the first time was for a front LED panel on the same appliance. With the help finding the part you need and the comments from other customers I have saved a lot of money by repairing these problems myself. Oh, and the best part is the look on my husband's face when he came home and found out the repairs were made by me and not a repairman that he said I should call. He said he would laugh when the first repair by me didn't work but who's laughing now : )
All Instructions for the MER5730AAW
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