Error codes terrify the owners but we assure you, it is not a disaster. There are no such appliances able to work without malfunctions. Hence, everyone may experience common issues. What is really important in this case is a professional check. Maytag ovens come with a set of fault codes to diagnose errors with the appliance. The codes all feature the "F#" format and range from "0" to "9." The "F9" error appears when there is a malfunction with the oven door latch. The error is often a simple glitch that requires little maintenance to repair and get your oven operating normally again. It could be caused by a blockage in the latch or issues with the wiring or switches on the upper latch, lower latch, or both. If the latch needs to be replaced, do not turn on or use your oven until the latch is replaced. There are many door latch oven error codes which provide specific information where the fault is located. This scenario can be addressed by checking the door switch itself. If the door switch is dirty or caught in one position, use a damp cloth to wipe the switch clean and then wiggle the switch slightly to make sure the switch moves back and forth.
How to Remove the F9 Code From Maytag:
- Hold on the "Start/Stop" button for 10 seconds. This will end the beeping.
- Open the oven door and check the door latch. If it wiggles, it needs to be tightened.
- Spray a little WD-40 onto a washcloth and scrub off any rust or debris on the latch.
- Press the oven door shut gently.
- Test the oven.
If the error appears again, there is a short in the lock assembly and you need to replace the clock assembly on the oven. Use your oven product number to find replacement parts and warranty information. Always get professional help if you are not sure about how to replace damaged or faulty parts of your oven. This is especially true if your unit has an active warranty.