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Light on microwave is not working

When I turned on the light on our Maytag over the range microwave the bulb blew. I purchased a new 40w bulb and replaced it. The light will not come on. Not sure what else to look at. I tried two bulbs, thinking the new one may have been bad, but still not light.

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  • baileygus Apr 15, 2009

    model MMV4205BA

    The vent works, but I just tried to use the microwave it is only making a humming noise and doing nothing else.

  • drunkspeedie May 09, 2009

    I've had my mmv4205ba for just over a year (of course it goes out just as the full warranty expires), and I've got a very similar problem.

    The internal light works; the "range light" does not. The vent still works, but if you try to cook anything it just hums, and the turn-table is motionless. I've been afraid to let it "try" to cook for more than 5-6 seconds because I don't want to damage any additional components.

    I'm currently in the process of dis-assembling and testing the various components. I found a schematic tucked in the control panel.... will report back if I come up with an answer!

  • chris May 11, 2010

    whats the model number?

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Probably bad socket or contacts heres link to manual if you need it http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/8112P296-60.PDF

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