Model #MER6549BAQ Maytag free standing, electric

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  • Door (lower)
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Question and Answers

Q:

Why won't the lower oven in my Maytag Gemini range go into the self clean cycle and the door stays locked?

A:

Check to see if the broil mode works on the lower oven. According to the technical information on this range, the broil element is used for the clean cycle. If the broil element is bad, this would prevent the lower oven from heating in the clean cycle. A wiring failure or control problem would also prevent the broil element from heating in the clean cycle.

If the broil element does not heat in the broil cycle for the lower oven then I recommend that you unplug the range and check the resistance of the broil element (unless you physically see that the broil element is damaged or broken). To check the resistance (with the range unplugged), remove the screws that mount the broil element to the roof of the lower oven cavity. Remove the screws in the upper back wall that secure the broil element and carefully pull the broil element into the lower oven cavity until you encounter the wiring connections on the back of the element. Remove one wire and measure the resistance through the element. You should measure between 10 and 25 ohms of resistance through this element. If the element is open (measures infinite resistance or Ol -- open load) then it will need to be replaced. You can order a new broil element from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the broil element is 74003040.

If the broil element is okay, you could have a wiring failure or a problem with the electronic oven control board. I recommend that you have a service technician diagnose and repair this type of failure. Here is a link for the Sears Service website in case you need it: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 17, 2010

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