Question about Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven
The light works and the timer counts down like it would normally but thats it.
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.
Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and 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.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our 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 also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 04, 2014 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
Jun 08, 2013 | Microwave Ovens
Dec 24, 2012 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven
All the possible problems will mean removing that thing...it is likely that a fuse inside blew, but that may be a sign of bigger problems...
Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....
Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips
Oct 04, 2010 | Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven
Sep 09, 2010 | Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven
Aug 14, 2009 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven
Jul 18, 2009 | Microwave Ovens
Jan 19, 2009 | Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven
1,280 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: