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Maytag Oven Error Codes

Maytag Oven Error Code F1-3

If your Maytag oven displays the enigmatic F1-3 error code, it’s a signal that the open oven temperature sensor requires attention. Understanding this code is crucial for troubleshooting and ensuring your oven operates seamlessly. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the F1-3 error:

What does F1-3 signify?

The F1-3 error code on your Maytag oven specifically points to an issue with the oven temperature sensor. The temperature sensor plays a vital role in maintaining the desired cooking temperature. When the sensor malfunctions or is open, the oven control detects the irregularity and triggers the F1-3 error code.

The Culprit: Open Oven Temperature Sensor

An open oven temperature sensor means that the sensor circuit is incomplete or disconnected. This can occur due to sensor wear and tear, damage, or a faulty connection. The sensor’s primary function is to relay temperature information to the oven control, ensuring precise cooking conditions.

Diagnosing the Issue: Steps to Take

  1. Inspect the Sensor Wiring: Check for any visible damage or loose connections in the wiring leading to the oven temperature sensor.
  2. Resistance Testing: Using a multimeter, measure the resistance of the temperature sensor. If the resistance is out of the specified range, it indicates a faulty sensor that needs replacement.

Resolving F1-3: Replacing the Oven Temperature Sensor

To address the F1-3 error, you’ll likely need to replace the open oven temperature sensor. Here are the steps to guide you through the process:

  1. Obtain a Replacement Sensor: Purchase a compatible oven temperature sensor for your Maytag model.
  2. Power Off the Oven: Ensure the oven is disconnected from the power source before attempting any repairs.
  3. Access the Sensor: Locate the oven temperature sensor, usually positioned at the rear wall inside the oven cavity.
  4. Remove the Old Sensor: Carefully disconnect the wiring and remove the faulty sensor.
  5. Install the New Sensor: Attach the new sensor, securing the wiring properly.
  6. Restore Power: Reconnect the power and monitor the oven for proper functionality.

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