How to Troubleshoot a Maytag F1 Oven

Maytag ovens are available in freestanding, slide-in and wall models and in both gas and electric format. The ovens come in different sizes and finishes and provide various options, including self-cleaning, convection cooking, broiling, warming, and roasting. Many Maytag ovens have an electronic display control panel that will display error codes if problems occur with the unit. If an "F1" error appears on a Maytag oven, some troubleshooting can help you resolve the situation if the cause is simple in origin.

Step 1

Press "Cancel" and disconnect the power to the Maytag oven. Wait about three minutes before restoring power.

Step 2

Make a new cooking selection and press "Start" to begin. If the "F1" error code occurs again, press "Cancel."

Step 3

Wipe away debris or dust from the control pad with a damp cloth and dry with a towel. Open the oven door and clean the switch with a damp cloth. Wipe it dry. Examine the vents inside the oven and wipe them clean. Don't block the vents, as this can result in restricted airflow and steam damaging the electronic sensors.

Step 4

Contact Maytag if the F1 error code persists, as it may indicate that the touch pad, membrane, oven temperature sensor or electronic range control is defective and requires professional repair.