Tip & How-To about Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

Determining the Age of Your Maytag Appliance

This advice applies to all appliances manufactured by Maytag. Determining the manufactured date of most appliances is accomplished by looking at the SERIAL NUMBER. On Maytag appliances this is determined by the following method:

The LAST two letters in the serial number identifies the date code.

Example: 123456FY

The 1st Letter is the YEAR.

A – 1978/2002
B – 1966/1990
C – 1979/2003
D – 1967/1991
E – 1980/2004
F – 1968/1992
G – 1981/2005
H – 1969/1993
J – 1982/2006
K – 1970/1994
L – 1983/2007
M – 1971/1995
N – 1984/2008
P – 1972/1996
Q – 1985/2009
R – 1973/1997
S – 1986/2010
T – 1974/1998
U – 1987/2011
V – 1975/1999
X – 1988/2012
Y – 1976/2000
Z – 1977/2001

The 2nd Letter is the MONTH

A – JAN
B – JAN
C – FEB
D – FEB
E – MAR
F – MAR
G – APR
H – APR
J – MAY
K – MAY
L – JUN
M – JUN
N – JUL
P – AUG
Q – JUL
R – SEP
S – AUG
T – OCT
U – SEP
V – NOV
W – OCT
X – DEC
Y – NOV
Z – DEC

NOTE: Some later model Maytag appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. The serial numbers may be in a different format. Check the MODEL number for any of the following prefixes:

106, 110, 198, 562, 664, 665.

These prefixes indicate the manufacturer as Whirlpool.

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I just bought a used Maytag oven, model # CRG9800CAB. It is set up for natural gas but I need it converted to propane. I contacted a parts department and they looked it up and said that this model does not need a conversion kit and that its set up to be convert it right on the appliance. I have no idea how to do this. Can you help me?


If that is the case I would highly suggest to contact the manufacturer because they're the ones who are knowledgeable for this product, they can help you better in this one without jeopardizing the entire family. I have the contact number and the site for you to be able to get in touch with them.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Maytag-Parts/Range-Parts/Model-CRG9800CAB/3048/0124002

Just copy and paste it to your browser so that it will direct you to the site. At the bottom of the site you will see the "Get assistance and advice from our parts specialists."

Or you might want to call them:

For questions or assistance, call 1-800-252-1698

M-F 6:30 AM-10:30 PM - Sat 7:00 AM-9:30 PM - Sun 7:30 AM-9:30 PM - All times Central

Jul 16, 2011 | Maytag Microwave Ovens

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do you know in what year the Maytag washer, model LAT8014AAE was made


The date of manufacture is determined by the SERIAL number on the appliance. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2880528-determining_age_maytag_appliance

With Maytag, the last two letters in the serial number is the manufacture date code. The first letter is the YEAR, the second letter indicates the MONTH. If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Nov 26, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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My microwave oven isn't heating my food. Everything else works, the fan, the lights and the keypad. The microwave turns and sounds like everything is working but the food won't get hot. It is only 6 months old. Please help. Thank you


This is typical of a failed magnetron: the part which actually supplies the microwaves.

By their very nature magnetrons can fail without warning from the day of manufacture but the vast majority do last longer than the manufacturer's warranty. I have noticed a trend towards more frequent premature failure with increasingly powerful ovens.

If the magnetron has failed then there is nothing you can do to fix this as it must be replaced. It's also typically the most expensive single component in most ovens so is rarely an economic repair.

Your appliance should still be within the manufacturer's warranty so you should follow their advice regarding getting the oven repaired. If you're in the UK then you have Sale of Goods Act protection for up to six years from the purchase date and if you wish can insist that the retailer replaces the oven or refunds your money as the goods were not "of satisfactory quality".

Oct 16, 2009 | Maytag MMC5000 Microwave Oven

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Maytag Microwave MMV5000ADA door handle PN 56001137


I checked a few sources and it is shown to be in stock at the Sears parts site here:

Handle, door (outer-alm) (series 10) Part # 56001137
Category: Large Kitchen Appliances
$29.57 In stock

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Oct 22, 2008 | GE Advantium SCA2000B Microwave Oven

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My GE Microwave Oven has stopped working. I purchased the oven last year sometime after June and before Oct. I have looked everywhere and cannot find the receipt of purchase. Do you have any paperwork that can help me get the appliance repaired?


Did you contact that Home Depot? They may provide a copy.

Did you pay with a credit card? Your credit card company may provide a copy or may even cover it with an extra warranty.

Most manufacturers will allow you to sign an affidavit affirming that you purchased it on the date you say, then they will grant you warranty coverage based on that.

Some manufacturers may use the serial number or date code to prove warranty status. I know for a fact that GE will.

GE Customer Service is here.

Your State may have laws that give you rights like this. If all else fails, you could contact the Alabama Attorney General's office.

Good luck.

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Aug 04, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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