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How do i take down my maytag mmv5100aa

Have unscrewed the bolts on top but it doesn't drop down at all.

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  • Lloyd Lee Dec 13, 2014

    The microwave should lift up and off of those arms. The might be some sort of release you have to press. Maybe press the arms outward or inward or something.


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I assume we're taking about an over the range microwave here. It should be mounted on brackets on the wall behind the microwave. You'll have to lift the microwave up and out of the bracket. If you have removed all of the top bolts the thing could fall! So be careful!

Posted on Dec 13, 2014

Testimonial: "It is an over the range microwave. It's about 13 yrs old and has a roof vent. We expected the front to fall forward a bit after removing the bolts on top. And then, we'd have to lift it up and out of the bracket. The thing didn't move after removing the bolts. And attempting to lift the thing does nothing. It's an older model, MMV5100AA. I still have the installation instructions. The instructions say something about arms in the back as well. The builder installed it so we have no idea if this is the case or not."

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    Trudi Shudak Dec 13, 2014

    "It is an over the range microwave. It's about 13 yrs old and has a roof vent. We expected the front to fall forward a bit after removing the bolts on top. And then, we'd have to lift it up and out of the bracket. The thing didn't move after removing the bolts. And attempting to lift the thing does nothing. It's an older model, MMV5100AA. I still have the installation instructions. The instructions say something about arms in the back as well. The builder installed it so we have no idea if this is the case or not."


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I want to remove my maytag model mmv5100aa over-the-range microwave to replace it. Is there a release cable?

The installation instructions will help you. They can be downloaded free here:

To help you with free DIY or other info, we would need your full model number as shown on the tag in the cooking cavity or elsewhere on the oven.

The FCC ID number from the same tag might be helpful for diagnosis, too.

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Maytag Over the Oven Microwave Model MMV5100AA display shows "SE". All touch pads are inoperable. There IS power to the unit.

"SE" means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

You did not give us the full model number. It will be one of these:


On these models, you would need to order a control panel frame which comes with a new keypad already installed. It's a simple do it yourself fix.

You can look up and order that part from the Pros here, our favorite supplier. If it's not in stock immediately, they will have it to you in a few days.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.


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I am trying to remove my Maytag model CME9010BAB microwave from over the range. We removed the mounting screws but it appears to be held on by a bracket, how to I remove it?

Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.After removing the screws from the top you should be able to slide the unit forward and off. It has arms that come through the top corners that are attached to the wall bracket.
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Want to remove an old jenn air microwave Model # M438B. Removed the screws in the cabinet above but its not budging. What do I do?

There are probably a couple of long bolts still holding it to the brackets on the back wall.

These long bolts are usually accessed through the removeable grill on the front of the microwave.

Just pop off the front plastic grill and then unscrew the bolts underneath. Be sure you have someone to support the full weight of the microwave when you do this since it will probably drop down once you remove these 2 long bolts.

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Maytag microwave Model MMV5100AA turntable no longer turns. Is this an easy fix? The rest of the Microwave works fine. I think I may have flooded the floor of the microwave with water. It worked awhile...

to be realy honest ,,, yes! but be warned there is a very big capacitor inside this microwave and it will be charged up with 1000's of volts,
if you tuch it, your dead! be warned dont tuch it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have you ever seen a stun gun working??? they realy hurt you!!!!
well this microwave has the stun gun's very big brother inside of it and it wont stun you,,,it will kill you!
if i were you i would drop it into the repair man to get him to fix it for you,,, or get a new microwave,, there very cheep now,, is it realy worth killing your self for a fuw bucks?

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