AMANA RANGES AND OVENS PROBLEMS
Information about the problems and breakdowns of Amana ranges and ovens that were reported from 1995 to 2022.
Common problems: burning, explosion, fire, gas odor, glass shattering, leaking, melting, overheating, smell, smoke.
Faulty modules: control board, door, drawers, gas igniter, glass, heating element, rack, thermostat, valve.
3 safety recalls announced
Maytag Amana Gas Range Recall
Voluntarily recalling to repair about 50,000 Amana Big Oven gas ranges. Maytag acquired Amana Appliances on July 31, 2001. During the broil and self-clean modes, the range can emit high levels of carbon monoxide (CO), presenting the potential for CO poisoning to consumers. Additionally, during the broil and self-clean modes, the temperature of the storage drawer can become extremely high, presenting the risk of burn injuries to consumers. The ranges are safe to use for baking and for cooking on the surface burners. Appliance and retail stores nationwide sold these gas ranges from May 2000 through July 2001 for between $600 and $850.
Amana Announce Recall To Repair Oven
Announcing a recall to repair certain models of Modern Maid brand single gas wall ovens. The ovens may overheat the floor of surrounding cabinets and cause a fire. Amana is aware of 35 incidents of the oven overheating, including one fatality allegedly caused by an oven fire. The wall ovens, measuring 29-1/8 inches high, 23-5/8 inches wide and 21-3/4 inches deep, were sold under the brand name Modern Maid and available in six colors: Fresh Avocado, Coffee, Harvest Wheat, Almond, Snow, and Black Glass.
Gas Ranges Recalled by Amana
Recalling about 5,000 gas-fueled, down-draft ranges. The oven locking mechanism could unlock prematurely during the self-clean cycle, allowing the oven door to be opened. Burn injuries are possible to consumers if they are exposed to high oven temperatures. These Amana gas ranges have model numbers AGDS901E and AGDS901WW located on the left side of the range below the oven and behind the utility drawer. The ranges are gas-fueled, slide-in models. The top cooking surface has two gas burners on the left side, a gas grill on the right side and the down draft vent in between. The ranges come in either in black or white. The name, Amana is written above the clock of these ranges. Major department and appliance stores sold the gas ranges nationwide from October 1995 to July 1999 for between $1,500 and $1,600.
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58 issues reported
Consumer reports that the first time she ran the self-cleaning feature in the range oven, the oven igniter broke. The second time, the gasket to the oven door melted emitting a poisonous odor. Recently, even on a shorter cycle, the gasket melted again emitting the same odor.
Consumer says she has had problems with the gas ranve since she had it. She says she can smell gas coming from the unit even when it is not turned on and hear a clicking sound when trying to turn on a burner but it won't turn on. She says sometimes the unit is extremely hot.
the door of the electric oven melted in clean mode. After consumer turned it to clean, the oven locked & the surrounding outer top & door became extremely hot. the unusual smell and fumes that filled the kitchen. fire hazard.
Consumer stated that she used the oven on self-clean mode for the first time. She smelled plastic burning while the oven was in clean mode. The consumer stated that after the clean mode was over, she noticed that the oven door melted around the top edge. There was no smoke.
34 YOF reported that she pressed "broil" on the stove. When she opened the oven a couple of minutes later, a fireball came out. She indicated that when she tried to use the self-clean feature of the gas range, the smell of gas was very strong.
electric connection to enable lighting of the gas cooktop created an electrical arc between the switch & the gas valve & caused a contained electrical fire. consumer is concerned if the electrical connection had gone deep within the valve it could have caused gas leak/fire.
Gas range’s oven has ongoing problem: the heating element makes a loud puff noise since the unit was installed. The burner & the gas were adjusted by service technician & then by owner to no avail. Also the oven door does not close properly & there is a gap.
Consumer says heard an electrical popping sound coming from behind a burner knob of the electric range. A mechanic said that two of four burners have shorted out and another looked like it will in future. But he would be replacing with the same part, having this known problem
Consumer stated that whenever gas range oven is used the burners would become overheated and there is a strong chemical odor. Consumer said the range was recalled but mfr unwilling to honor the recall and she is experiencing the same problem as in release #01-236.
Consumer reports that while shile she was attempting to turn on the gas stove, approx. 7 minutes later when she opened the oven door, a ball of flame came shooting towards her. Earlier the stove had problems alighting it, when the ignitor and motherboard were replaced.
59 yof noticed The knobs on the front of the gas range are extremely easy to turn on inadvertently. She has unknowingly turned gas on 3 times while either removing things from stove or cleaning stovetop. she didn't realize the gas was turned on until smelled gas in the house.
Toddler turned on knob of gas range, but due to lack of indicator light consumer didn't know until she felt nauseous & went outside for air & later noticed knob being slightly on. She currently takes knobs off when they're not in use.
52 YOM found that electric range was assembled with wires exposed & with no insulation. High voltage wires running lose & near housing had touched side & blew out. He believes that creating potential for electrocution.
Consumer was awoken by lighting bollt & she heard smoke & carbon monoxide detectors & then discovered that gas range was leaking. Gas valve was disconnected & house was ventilated. Service tech advised that lightning hit one of electrical components causing leak.
Consumer reports that after two hours of running the cleaning cycle on the gas range, the front edge of the oven door melted, the knobs on the front of the stove were discolored and the plastic part of the knob formed a drip. The door and top of the stove were extremely hot.
the left front burner control of the electric range failed. Instead of just not working, it has failed ‘ON’ and keeps the burner on high, bright red, regardless of the control setting.
When consumer used broiler on her gas range for first time, handle had melted & come off in her hand. It was replaced. Daughter turned on broiler & it melted again. It was replaced again. It melted 3rd time. Flames come up on inside from side when broiler ignites.
Amana Modern Maid PK0151 UD 02
Consumer reports that the oven caught on fire.
consumer's gas range exploded while in use. consumer stated that his wife’s hair was on fire & her face & eyebrows were singed. impact knocked her back 2 feet. 68 yof was treated in the hospital for minor burns on her face. gas range had faulty igniter valve malfunction.
Outer glass window on upper unit of electric double oven shattered while consumer was cooking, sending thousands of pieces of glass all over floor & into oven & meal being prepared. Later outer glass window on lower unit shattered while it was not being used.
Amana Insta Broil ARGS7650S
Gas range caught on fire. Electronic display module made crackling sound while oven was on, & shortly afterwards started billowing acrid plastic smelling smoke. Consumer immediately turned off oven, but smoke was getting worse. Just after unit was unplugged, smoke subsided.
Consumer heard loud noise. She went to the kitchen & found that glass in oven door of gas range had broken/exploded with glass being immediately in front of range & also three feet away.
Amana AGR6011VW 2
the dials on the gas range that point outward are very sensitive and are easily manipulated by slightest contact. consumer stated that gas escapes & is released into air but does not ignite to indicate to the consumer that the gas is on. consumer was not harmed by the product
Consumer reports that the electric range cord started on fire.
77 YOF's electric cooktop has malfunctioned many times. Large portion of both dual burners can't be adjusted & go to "high" even when on low setting. One of burners blew out & part was replaced. Cooktop turns on spontaneously & has to be turned off at circuit breaker.
Oven was preheating when consumer noticed the door would not shut tight & that there was burning on outside of oven, control overlay panel and knobs. Oven became extremely & 49 yof was burnt touching above oven door. Food would not cook properly. Hinge is faulty.
Owner used the self clean option of the oven for the first time. After a few minutes, the smoke alarms and/or carbon monoxide alarms went off. Excessive smoke & odor emitted from the top of the oven door. Later, the door would not open & the oven displayed a "F9-2" error.
Consumer reports that when the oven switch onn the electric range was turned on the switch started making a buzzing noise and black smoke appeared from behind the switch. Consumer removed the switch and it was charred and melted onn the bottom. Fire hazard.
Consumer states that her gas range right burner would not ignite & when it did it would make noise similar to minor explosion. There would also be odor of gas while attempting to use burner. Grids on burner are too smooth, whihc causes pots and pans to slide off.
Consumer reports that knobs on front of gas stove do not lock in off position. First time she accidentally turned it on when wiping down surface of range. Her husband noticed 'funny smell' when he came home. Second time she brushed against knobs with bag of lettuce.
Consumer says the pilot on the gas range is coming on on its own for a few months, though it would not fire up as the thermostat was not turned up and then would go out within a minute or two.
60 YOM reported following problems with gas range: popping noise & glow behind oven, while baking oven flame went up & down uncontrollably, after using oven he couldn’t turned it off by knob. Even gas was disconnected, igniter continued to burn until power was disconnected.
Consumer was happy with gas range before using the stove for the first time. It was then that consumer noticed that the entire surface area of the stove top gets extremely hot; hot enough to possibly cause a burn.
Amana AGR 3311 WDW
Gas range was bolted to wall due to danger of tipping forward. Grates on stove are coated in porcelain. 54 YOF was boiling water & poured flakes into pot with one hand & stirred water with other. Pot slid off twice, spilling hot liquid on floor & on her leg.
Consumer reports new gas stove's burner grates are very slippery & the corners are rounded. On several occasions while cooking pans slide off the grates. Upon contact manufacturer response was to hold onto the handle the of the pan or pot which owner finds is unacceptable.
We purchased a gas range & it has a faulty door hinge, for which there are no replacement parts. Because of the faulty hinge, the oven door will not close tightly & heat escapes from above the door, creating both a fire & injury risk. The burner control knobs get too hot.
A 67 YOM’s wife turned on the gas oven to pre-heat it. The oven went to LOCK cycle & then started (what appeared to be) the self-cleaning cycle operation. Thick Black smoke started to pour out of the front control panel & flames could be seen inside. Fire department called.
A 68 YOF was broiling a steak in an electric stove. She heard a loud pop & ran into the kitchen & the kitchen towel was on fire. The towel was crumpled on the counter 12 inches from the open door. Towel & counter were burning. This stove has no thermostat.
Consumer stated that the gas range broiler handle was bubbled & melted & fell off the broiler while in use. She noticed that the oven door does not have hinges. She is also concerned that every time she uses cookware in the burners they slide. The outside surface overheats.
Oven was turned off. When family came in house oven was so hot that plastic items on cook top melted & glass jar cracked. F2 error code was on display of oven. Breaker was turned off. If they turn breaker back on, oven goes back to over 100 degrees above allowable temperature
Consumer stated that oven of gas range emits CO whenever the oven is turned on. Gas company had came out and tested for CO and the levels were very high, around 400. Gas oven is in rental home that she rented to tenant.
Amana Modern Maid PHO203-UD
Consumer stated that he had an energy audit done in his home. The person who did the audit advised the consumer that there was a carbon monoxide leak coming from the gas oven. The measurement was 7ppm. The consumer was advised that the unsafe level is 9 ppm.
Consumer turned on self-cleaning cycle on electric range. After about 1 hour, consumer noticed burning odor coming from oven. Consumer turned cycle off. When door unlocked, consumer opened oven. Plastic around inside of door had melted in some areas.
Consumer's husband woke up to discover that middle, inner glass window in electric stove's oven had shattered. Outside glass in intake & inside glass is intact. Pane of glass inside those two panes was shattered. Oven was not used day before or recently
Consumer used self-cleaning function of oven twice & both times there was horrible smell & 2nd time smell was worse. After oven cool down consumer found that plastic oven trim piece was melted. After while melted plastic broke off & oven became useless.
Received an emergency call from a resident saying her gas oven would not turn off in in her apartment. When the maintenance person arrived, the apartment was hot throughout & the stove itself was too hot. It would not turn off with the controls. The person turned off the gas.
When using the Broil on the gas range oven for the first time, it smelled like burning plastic. The consumer found that it was the inside top trim to the door that had melted. She stated that the melted portion lets heat out and makes the knobs to the stove top extremely hot.
[Electric range] oven cleaning function turns itself on.
Consumer reported that gas range oven was put into self cleaning. It got overheated & started smoking from oven door melting. Consumer had to immediately shut off main power supply & after it cooled down consumer opened its door which was melted from top.
When igniter for gas range oven is turned on, it does not ignite. Sometimes, it takes 3 to 4 tries before oven comes on. Tech bend piece of metal to help with air flow to igniter. After repair, there was some improvement, but problem continued to occur.
34 YOF was cooking a lasagna in the gas oven when the inside glass door of the oven exploded.
Consumer reported that while oven of gas range was in use, area of below oven floor, what look like vent holes, caught fire. Fire was put out. It looked like heating element overheated & caught fire. 74 YOM discovered that there was melted plastic wiring.
Gas stove was on self-cleaning mode & it appeared to be taking long time. 63 YOM was gone for 45 minutes & when he returned wooden butcher block on top of stove caught fire. Stove's digital control panel melted. He burned finger while tossing block out, 1st aid received.
38 YOM reports that the metal frame on the gas stove at home is uneven. This caused a pan to slide off and fall to the floor.
One of electrical contacts at bottom/rear of electric range came into contact with back of plug while it was plugged into wall. Heat generated as result, melted part of rubber plug housing, caused wire sever & melted some of nearby parts, which caused small electric fire.
46 YO consumer noticed, that all burners of the Gas Range had uneven flames. Portion of flames shoot outside & over pan/pot. Consumer stated that, this can result in a fire on stove when frying. Technician was sent out 4 times but he couldn't fix it.
Consumer received gas range & noticed that outside of range gets too hot to touch. Technician installed insulation kit on door of oven & new gasket. Several monthes later after she used oven to bake at 430° fot 90 min, she discovered that vinyl finish on cabinets melted.
Burner grates of gas range are manufactured with slippery, non-stick material & top of burner grate is uneven causing pan/pots to wobble & slip off grate while cooking, which is potential for scalding or burns to anyone cooking. 65 YOM & 67 YOF were involved in incidences.
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