Tip & How-To about Ovens
I am publishing this tip because of the many users asking me about the code 5AB on Amana, Maytag and other ovens.
Error 5AB in fact does not exist , and what you see written on display isnot 5AB.
The beeping sound is a warning because the oven is in lock condition. The oven is not faulty, and the code is not 5AB, but SAB.
SAB means that the oven is in Sabbath mode, and the control board will be locked for 72 hours with SAB on display.
If power is disconnected a new 72 hours cycle will start.
Depending on the model, there may also be a beeping sound when you try to operate the oven.
Push and hold the Clock button for about 10 seconds, until the display clears, that will reset SAB mode.
If that does not work leave the oven connected and off for 72 hours. If the oven does not unlock after three days, then the electronic control may be stuck in SAB mode because it is faulty, in that case contact the manufacturer at the number listed on the owners manual.
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