Question about Maytag Microwave Ovens
This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Doorswitch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or byopening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
Thereare plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switchesand onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimesit's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotatejust out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switchholder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tabcan be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
Ifyou or someone you know decide to look into it, we have criticalinformation on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, andour link is at our listing here on FixYa:.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There may alsobe a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel orhidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful whentroubleshooting & testing.
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help. And please mention your model number when you write.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
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