Question about Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven
2 days after my 1 year warranty was up, my microwave went out. It was $288 when we bought it and will cost $318 to fix. Is this problem inherent with Maytag? I would like to try another one, but, I would need a 3 year extended warranty this time. This is a very classy model as long as it in warranty. Thanks! John
Common? No. but, sometimes things like this happen. Its called "Murphy's Law". Its funny how these applainces seem to know when the warranty expires. I have owned the same Maytag microwave for 6 years now and never had a problem with it (I've probably just jinxed myself). So...I don't have a good answer for you about reliability.
The cost to repair sounds rather expensive. Was this the cost to have a repair company perform the repairs? The reason I ask is because I did a price check for a magnetron for your oven and it only costs about $80 if you order on line. That is, if you posted this under the correct model number. You may attempt to repair this yourself and save money if you are inclined to do so. Go to searsparts direct.com and type in your model number. All the parts you need are located under the "Cavity" heading. The diode you mention is listed as item 3. The magnetron is item 6. NOTE: The diode very seldom goes bad in my experience (other repairmen may argue this point).
The choice is yours. Spend $80 and repair the oven you already have, or spend a couple hundred on replacing it. What led you to believe the magnetron was bad?
I hope you find this information both helpful and encouraging. Let me know what you wish to do.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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