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is 18 years a good run for a electric stove/oven?

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by KBMWRS, Jan 12, 2019.


    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    We have a Maytag Electric double oven/stove.
    The flat touch control board started flashing a code stating the Control Board was bad.
    I bought a new one ($450) and plugged it in just like the one I took out. It worked for 2 weeks and now the power gets interrupted (notes this and clock needs resetting) when the stove top is used on a burner using a lower setting (coils turn on and off). And then last night while using the stove top the Control Board went black...no power at all.

    New is in the area of $1200.....service would easily cost $500 just for a guy to show up.

    Oh what to do???/Oh wo is me....:oops:
  2. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I'd see if Lockheed-Martin has any job openings that you may be qualified for.
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Appliances are no where near what they once were. The days of a Maytag lasting decades are long gone. Fix what you have is my mantra. Sounds like there could be issue(s) in the wiring harness which likely caused the first board to fail and may have gotten a second victim. Before I did anything else I would open things up and inspect all the wiring and connections. I would then find myself on the Interweb thingy seeking out secondhand replacement parts. You can usually score stuff for cheap if you look in the right dark recesses.

    Most appliance repairmen are simply parts swappers. Ones who actually diagnose problems first are getting rare. They come at it with a predetermined cause and start changing things out until they stumble on the fix. You can do that yourself and save a ton of cash.

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    All wires seem connected in the back. I don't know w thing about electrics except plug it in. And all the plugs seem...plugged in. And parts ain't cheap.
  5. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    I would say it is time to replace the cooktop. By the time you get someone out to diagnose it, but the parts, etc. you will have a good chunk of money invested into an 18 year old appliance. As Terry said, they just don’t last like they used to. I have a similar, yet different problem on my 22 year old cool top. I have the knowledge to trouble shoot it, but decided it is too old to put money in and this gives me a good excuse to upgrade to a gas cooktop. Anyone want to go under my house and run a gas line?
  6. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    You sure you're not looking at your clothes washer? Does your stove top have a spin cycle? ;) Didn't know that Maytag ever produced a kitchen appliance. Yes, replace it. And while you're at it consider doing a gas stove top such as a Thermaodor, with an convection electric oven underneath such as a Miele or something similar. Step up dude!

    Oh and just in case your stove top and oven are all one unit, I'm sure there are lots of combo's available with gas tops.
  7. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    A quick Google search for Maytag range power interrupted shows that others have had similar issues to yours. I didn't see any definitive answers, but you might try searching with more information (model number maybe) and see if you get any answers.
  8. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Some trivia: What do the Maytag Appliance Company and Anchor Brewing (Anchor Steam) have in common? Appliance company heir Fritz Maytag III bought Anchor Brewing in 1965, revamped and revitalized the foundering brewery and built it into what it is today. Maytag (Maitag) is German for May Day.

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    Yeah Frank I did all that. It still comes back to replacing a $450+ control board which I've done already...or get a repairman ($500) to come out to tell me I need to spend more money.

    Yesterday I bought new one.
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  10. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Good. I hear WalMart is looking for greeters; you surely are qualified!
  11. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

  12. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You'll need to pay for that appliance somehow, right? You need to get a real job and start working!
  13. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    I realize that repair men typically charge "portal to portal" but $500.00 just to show up????? Where is he coming from, Bakersfield??

    As far as Mike getting his old Lockheed job back, apparently after he retired, his department was automated and his former job is now being performed by a Roomba.o_O
  14. SkidMark

    SkidMark Active Member

    Control board went out on ours a few years ago. Found a place in Chicago that rebuilds them, shipped it to them and got it back in a week. Still working fine.
  15. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    If the appliance has electronics, then yes 18 years is longer than usual. Our board manufacturer gave us 90% confidence that 90% of the boards would last 10 years. What happens is that the electrolytic capacitors dry out over time and things go bye-bye. However, your problem may be elsewhere- some appliances have MOVs or other devices that suppress voltage spikes on the incoming line. They often do this by clamping the line to neutral for the duration of the spike, but if the spike is large enough and long enough the device is literally blown apart, leaving you without protection the next time. www.electronics-tutorials.ws/power/transient-suppression.html
  16. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    That's it....somebody blew my stove.....Now I seem to remember talking with Midlife...and he is notorious concerning electrical problems...so....I blame Randy!:rolleyes:
  17. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Sure...blame me. Geez...
  18. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels as Fast as Possible Donator

    If the shoe fits or something....
  19. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    you mean if the shorts fit.
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  20. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I'm feeling a wedgie about now...:(

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