How to Calibrate Maytag Oven | 4 Methods

If you suspect that your oven temperatures are not precise, your Maytag oven may need to be calibrated (slight temperature change). Calibrate the Maytag oven thermometer to guarantee that you cook at the proper temperatures every time.

How to Calibrate Maytag Oven

How to Calibrate Maytag Oven

Although the oven offers precise temps, it may cook quicker or slower than your prior oven. The temperature of the oven may be calibrated to suit your needs. If you’ve concluded that your oven requires calibration, then there are a bunch of ways you can do so. 

The best thing is to see the user’s manual in these sorts of citations. But the method can vary from model to model, so you need to try out a bunch of methods to see which one works for you. Here are some of the recognized ways to do so. 

Method 1: If Your Model Has Settings or Tools Button

Browse through the options in the settings and choose temperature calibration or oven calibration( if the model has any of the options). If you want to increase or decrease the temperature of the oven, follow the directions on the screen. After pressing START, your adjustments should be saved & you are good to go. 

Method 2: Holding the Temp/Time Down

When you push and hold the Temp/Time down arrow keypad for 5 seconds it should display the settings such as “0°F CAL” or “00.” Then you can use the Temp/Time up or down arrow keypad to increase or decrease the temperature in 5°F (3°C) amounts. The START button will then save all the modifications you have made. 

Method 3: Holding the BAKE

When you push and hold the BAKE key for 5 seconds it should display the current calibration as “0°F CAL” or “00.” Then the up or down pads will increase or decrease the temperature in 10°F (6°C) amounts. The START button then does its job to save the settings. 

Method 4: Holding the Settings Button

If you press the “Settings” button on the range control panel 11 times then it should show the display as “TEMP CALIB.”  The Up or Down arrow keys help in increasing or lowering the temperature accordingly. Press START to save the settings. 

How Do I Know If My Oven Temperature Is Correct?

You have to use an oven-safe thermometer to do so. Let’s see the step-by-step process in doing so. 

Step 1: Setting The Oven Temperature

Insert an oven thermometer into the oven. Check that the thermometer’s face can be seen through the oven glass. Set the baking temperature of the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Allow an electric oven to cycle three times while you keep an eye on the thermometer dial. When the baking temperature in an electric oven reaches the preset setting, the heating element turns off. A gas oven, on the other hand, should keep its temperature stable.

Step 2: Monitoring The Temperature

Take note of the temperature reading on the thermometer in the gas oven. However, when the bake element in the electric oven cycles off, record the temperature displayed on the oven thermometer. Write down the temperature when the baking element turns back on. Make a note of the temperatures for each of the three cycles.

Then average the temperature that you have written down & see if it is 250 degrees. Repeat steps 1 & 2 with a temperature of 350 degrees. 

Step 3: Calibrating the Thermostat

Remove the oven thermostat knob from its shaft. Look for the calibration set screw within the shaft. Using needle-nose pliers, grasp the thermostat’s shaft. Using a precision Phillips screwdriver, turn the set screw gently. 

If your oven does not achieve the desired temperature, turn the set screw counterclockwise. Alternatively, if the temperature in your oven exceeds the specified setting, turn the set screw clockwise to decrease it.

Reinstall the thermostat knob on the shaft. Check the oven temperature again to confirm that the thermostat was properly adjusted. If your thermostat doesn’t show the temperatures it is supposed to then most likely the thermostat needs replacement. If you are not well skilled, don’t do this step. Call an engineer to help you with this. 

Biscuit Test To Check Temperature Calibration

This is a fairly easy way to see if the calibration of your oven is fine or not. Buy a pack of refrigerated biscuits from your local store. Then place the biscuits in an orderly manner. 

Set the temperature according to the package guidelines if using a glossy baking pan, but lower it by 25 degrees F if using a dark or nonstick baking sheet. Preheat the oven for 12 minutes, or until the “preheated” indication indicates it’s ready, then place the biscuits 1 to 2 inches apart.

Bake the biscuits for the recommended time without opening the oven door. If the biscuits come out correctly browned and cooked after the stated baking time, your oven is fine. If not, the calibration will need to be adjusted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why wouldn’t my Maytag oven heat up?

A blown thermal oven fuse might be the cause of a Maytag oven that isn’t heating at all. A blown fuse cuts electricity to the oven, rendering it unable to heat at all. If a thermal fuse trips when overheating is not a possibility, the fuse is most likely malfunctioning and has to be replaced.

Why does it take so long for my Maytag oven to heat up?

Longer preheat times are caused by a number of factors.  Avoid keeping the door open for a lengthy period of time. Newer ranges and ovens have bigger oven cavities than older versions, thus they may take longer to warm. 

How Do I Reset My Maytag Oven?

Check that the Control Lock feature is turned off. Control Lock may be available on some ovens. Look for “Control Lock” on the oven control panel, and then reset by pushing and holding for 3 seconds.

What does f2 mean on a Maytag oven?

The “F2” error code indicates that the oven became too hot. A defective oven control board or oven temperature sensor probe might cause this. The OVEN SENSOR is part #12001656, and the clock/oven control would have to be removed and returned to the service specialist for repair.

How do I fix the F9 error on the Maytag oven?

To get Rid of Maytag’s F9 Code For 10 seconds, press and hold the “Start/Stop” button. The beeping will stop now. Check the door latch by opening the oven door. Scrub any rust or dirt off the latch with a towel soaked in WD-40. To close the oven door, gently press it shut. Check out the oven.


It’s not just Maytag Oven, but calibrating temperatures for all ovens is pretty straight forward. Sometimes this may be due to a faulty thermostat. In such cases seek professional help. Don’t try to do things you don’t know & put others or yourself in danger. 

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