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Maytag Gas Over Electric Heater

JacksBack

Premium Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2015
Messages
2
Location
North America
Model Number
MGS5770ADW
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
Hi...

This isn't exactly a repair issue (and I'm trying to learn about it so it doesn't become one.)

We have a Maytag gas oven model MGS5770ADW. While we've had it for about ten years, we only recently noticed that there's a big heating element at the top of the oven, of the kind you'd find in an electric oven.

(This is not the electric igniter element that opens the gas valve.)

We live in Ontario, where the government has sent our electric rates into the stratosphere, and we're trying to find ways to use less power.

As nearly as I can tell from the oven's manual, the electric heater element just warms up the oven quicker than the gas burner could by itself. We could easily live with slightly slower warm-ups to save power.

My question (and sorry for the long preamble) is, is there any reason why we couldn't disconnect the electric heater element? Assuming that it's safe to do so, what's the best way to disconnect it?

Thanks.

::Jack
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,821
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

It is a broil element...shouldn't hurt anything to disconnect it.....but you won't see much in hydro savings...JMO!
Remove and tape the wires going to the element.

jeff.
 
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