We have a 9 year old Jenn Air (Maytag) white range with a malfunctioning
oven. The bar lights, but the oven takes forever to heat up. In two hours
last night we were able to achieve 400F, but never above. (It made for slow,
What part is the cause of this problem?
Being in the DC area (where labor costs are high), I'm guessing that this
repair could be $300. I'm not sure I want to spend that on a 9 year old
stove. The burners work fine, but some of the plastics are yellowing and
there are scrapes and dents from heavy use.
Insights and ideas?
Yes, it is a gas range. Model number is FCG20500W, purchased Oct 1996.
Tonight it seemed to heat within a reasonable amount of time to 350.
Then when the oven door opened and the temp dropped, it couldn't regain
temp. I turned it off and back on again, and waited 45 minutes. The
temp never topped 225.
Appliance Repair Aid wrote:
Check the oven hot surface ignitor....they CAN glow and still be bad.
They can weaken and not operate properly.
Manufacturer specified oven and broiler igniter kit, replaces short and
longer igniters in many instances.
Appliance Repair Aid
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