Author Topic: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)  (Read 1099 times)

Offline nolazach

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I do not see a part number on it.  I just got this bad boy from the free section of Craigslist.  It is a very nice looking stove.  Just hooked it up to power in my shop.  (don't have gas connections) and the igniters come on and draw three amps on each oven.  The control board seems fine, even the oven itself is clean. 


  The issue is, not one knob on it turns.  Not even a little.


  I have never seen anything like that.  It's brass, so it shouldn't be rusted shut.
 (some grease and oxidation I'm sure, but totally seized?)  I'm guessing why this is why it was thrown out.  I was told the stove didn't come on, I didn't think the burners would be seized.


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looks like this.  Just now in a google search I saw it is a recalled oven due to flashback fires any Maytag guys know about this??


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[/size][size=78%][/size]The recalled ranges have a model number of MGR6772 and a serial number with the alpha characters AJ through AX or CA through CC, both of which are located on a flip-up serial tag behind the upper left corner of the control panel.[size=78%][/size]
well that's why I can't find the model numbers, on a tag???
[/size] Crazy[size=78%]

[/size]     My only gripe about the oven is that the knobs are on the cook surface, not the front.[size=78%]

[/size]  I guess I will go with that MGR number to try and find the manual.  But four stuck valves.  Should I WD-40?[size=78%]
[/size](also got a Thor combo washer/dryer for free today, but I'll get to that later)[size=78%]
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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 06:34:41 PM »
:lol:  I need to learn how to post on this forum, very different than what I am used to.

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 06:37:26 PM »
AJ how do I resize images and why do I have all of these "size" tags in my post????






image here, sorry can't figure how to resize.


http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/72286/03099.jpg   

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 07:05:56 PM »
Repco replacement parts sells valve grease made for repacking BRASS valves, I would not try aluminum as all I have tried have seized within the year.

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 07:09:27 PM »
Not sure about all the "size" tags.

Sometimes I notice odd things similar to that happening if you copy text from something else and past it into your post instead of just typing on the text.

As for resizing images...
You will have to resize the image on your computer before you upload them.
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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 07:17:48 PM »
You can also use the "Insert Image"  button and enter (copy & paste) your images url into the box that pops up.

That way instead of just the link to a image showing up like this...

http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/72286/03099.jpg

the image itself will be displayed like this...



Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions about posting images.

I will research why the 'size' thing maybe showing up too..
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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 08:32:21 PM »
Repco replacement parts sells valve grease made for repacking BRASS valves, I would not try aluminum as all I have tried have seized within the year.

So you think they are just stuck?  I mean not budging even with vice grips.  I'll get to it again Sunday and look at them with the cover off.  I've never seen anything like it..


--AJ thanks  I inserted the image but it didn't come out.  I see the site is HTML based so I can just work with that. 

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2013, 09:21:36 PM »
Don't put any WD 40 on them or they are toast. Once silicone(WD 40 main ingredient) gets on the metal valve grease will not adhere enough to seal the valve. Believe me, after doing one I had to flush with acetone and re-grease to stop a valve from leaking. CUSTOMER FIX that didn't work. Better than duct tape to hold an oven door closed. Seen that too!

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013, 01:28:56 AM »
good call. I didn't, yet. 

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 09:06:22 PM »
took top off, applied a little steam, went to tun the a knbo and it broke.  I guess I'm just going to replace the knobs. They are seized up bad.

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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 07:59:05 PM »
I got one knob to turn, I did get a model number finally as tag was under cook surface.  I have never seen these switches before.

I may just have to junk this stove.  Seems like I will need to replace every switch but one.  I went ahead and tried WD40 because I was impatient and was p'od that I couldn't get a stupid knob to turn.

  I don't even understand how it is put together, looks like the whole system has to be replaced as one. 


   So I'm going to look for used parts to repair, if not, I'm pulling the control unit out and sending this oven out for scrap.


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Re: Maytag Gemini stand alone range, no knob will turn (crazy)
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2014, 06:03:59 PM »
so I scrapped this one, not before taking a lot of good parts off of it.  Low and behold I get a Stainless steel one.  Two issues; first the upper lock makes tons of noise when first plugged in.

  I swap that out.

Second problem a few screw heads are stripped

  No problem, remove and replace.

  Third problem.
There are no potentiomiters on the dials.   Arrgh.  So this thing had a problem there and the owner decided they would take them all off and just make it a match light stove.  Of course the old pots were no good on the junked stove. 
   So now I need to find a strip of used pot switches for this oven.

 

 

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