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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM  
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I agree I need to test the parts with an ohm meter first and start replacing first the temperature probe and ignitor, if falls short on the ohm meter, however I think its the control panel since I can "trick" it to work every time by switching to broil and then back to bake and then it always holds whataever temperature I set the bake too, even if I drop it down some later for some recipe.

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If you have the thing figured out, what do you need help with?

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:23 AM  
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until i posted here, i had no idea which part(s) could be defective and or tested, however i still dont know if its the control panel that's faulty, and how much it costs to replace:
Maytag Performa Model # PGR5710OBDW Serial # 14344035CC
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Ohming the oven temp sensor is a good idea, still sounds like a weak ignitor to me.
1000-1100 ohms at room temp for the sensor.

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Oven sensor kit, short Manufacturer Number 12001655

Lots of testing info already results posted as of yet.

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sweets, yes everyone is "guessing" because the only info they have is from your guesses. We are not there with our meters. Buy a meter, less than five bucks for your needs. Ask here how to use it to test parts if you need to, the part being tested needs to be isolated from wiring. Then report your findings. With real info there will be less guessing.

Wiring schematics, parts diagrams and parts cost are available on line. Check Maytags home page, Google "Appliance Parts" enter your model number at one of the sites.

Arguing and being rude is no way to get help. Some of the responders are professional appliance technicians, they know what they are talking about, they don't have to help you at all. If you choose to ignore the freely given advice, that's your concern, we don't have the time or inclination to argue. There are other people seeking help who are willing to listen to advice and are appreciative of it, and don't argue with people who know more or have had experience with exact same problem.
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Originally Posted by sweets View Post
"Ohming the oven temp sensor is a good idea, still sounds like a weak ignitor to me."

I dont have an ohmeter, however I took the bottom pan off and set bake to 350 degrees, I watched as the ignitor got bright red and lit the flame, but at a temp of about 200 degrees the flame went out and never came back on. Wouldnt that indicate the temperature sensor probe is off somehow??
Sounds like the safety valve or pressure regulator. I had same problem and I switched both. No issues now.
The problem is is that it's lighting in the start get the temp to rise, but then when it clicks off the valve won't reopen all the way or the pressure doesn't go to the right psi.
The igniter will glow all day but if the valve isn't open all the way or the pressure isn't regulated the oven will not function correctly.
I switched both rather that troubleshoot. I figured I was in there already I might as well just do it. But I had the same exact problem before and now it's gone.

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