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Maytag Oven Error Codes

Maytag Oven Error Code F3/F4

If your Maytag oven is displaying the F3 or F4 error code, you’re likely experiencing a “Runaway Clean” scenario. This issue centers around a critical component: the temperature sensor. Here’s a more in-depth look at what these error codes signify and how to address them.

F3 and F4 Error Codes: Temperature Sensor Troubles

When your Maytag oven encounters an F3 or F4 error code, it’s signaling a problem with the temperature sensor. The temperature sensor plays a crucial role in regulating the oven’s temperature during cooking and cleaning cycles. A malfunction in this component triggers the oven to halt its cook mode, preventing potential hazards.

Diagnostic Steps: Unraveling the Mystery

  1. Check the Sensor: Begin by inspecting the temperature sensor. Ensure it is securely closed and not damaged. Look for any visible signs of wear or breakage.
  2. Inspect Wiring and Connections: Examine the wiring and connections associated with the temperature sensor. Loose or damaged wiring can disrupt communication and trigger the error code.
  3. Replace the Temperature Sensor: If the sensor is damaged or unresponsive, it’s crucial to replace it promptly. A faulty sensor compromises the oven’s ability to maintain accurate temperatures.

Runaway Clean: What Does it Mean?

The term “Runaway Clean” implies that during the oven’s self-cleaning cycle, the temperature surpassed the preset limit. This often occurs when the temperature sensor fails to relay accurate readings to the oven control board, leading to an uncontrolled rise in temperature.

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