Question about Maytag Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Mvp overstove micro display dim any way to brighten up

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Maytag Master
  • 8,865 Answers

It depends...

If the display is a VFD type, and if a new VFD tube is available as a separate part, then it can be replaced for $39.95 plus parts. We do that.

If it is an LCD type, the backlights can be replaced. We do that, too.

If it's a VFD type but the VFD tube is not available as a separate part, they can usually be brightened up a little.

You would need to remove the control panel assembly, then take the circuit board out of the frame.

(At our site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes)

Then use a soft cloth (not a paper towel) with a non-ammonia cleaner and wipe off the front of the glass VFD and the rear of the display window in the plastic frame.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand and model if you would like me to check into a new VFD tube for yours (if so equipped).

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Light is dim


Why do my lights in my house dim when I use the Microwave or dryer ...

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid...
Jan 16, 2010 - I dont run a lot electricity. It seems that if I run something like themicrowave any lights that are on dim. Is something wrong here? I dont see why ... Light on microwave too dim to read -- can it be fixed? ' Yahoo ...
May 11, 2014
My lights dim when I turn on a powerful electrical device ...
Dec 31, 2007
Why causes all the lights to dim and then brighten repeatedly ...
Dec 28, 2006
More results from answers.yahoo.com

Dimming Microwave Light - Breville Support

brevilleusasupport.com/bmo734xl/dimming-microwave-light/
Apr 10, 2014 - Occasionally, when using power settings that are lower then the normal 100% cooking power, the light inside the microwave cavity may dim.

Dec 21, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have micro wave #JVM1790SK01 on the display panel the info is very dim is there a adjustment to make it brighter


There is not usually an adjustment. The dimness is normally caused by an exhausted display.

Oct 20, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

How do i brighten the display


There is no way to brighten the display. If it's dimmer than it was when new, the control board will need to be replaced.

Feb 19, 2015 | Electric GE PVM9195DFWW Profile 1.9 Cu....

1 Answer

My digital display is so dim you can barely read it. anyway to brighten it up?


It may be a weak VFD tube or it may be that the rear of the display window and front of the display glass are very dusty.

Sometimes you can clean it inside to brighten it up.

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 can detach the keypad connector (as per attached photo) then remove the control panel screws.

Be careful not to crack the glass display when handling it, or it's a goner.

Then you can use a soft cloth (not a paper towel) and a mild cleaner (not ammonia-based) to clean the front surface of the VFD display glass and the rear side of the clear bezel (display window) that's attached to the keypad.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

I always recommend that you spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

40716d4.jpg

Some connectors may have a lock.
positivelock.jpg

If that cleaning didn't help, then you have a weak VFD.

On this model, the VFD is not available separately, so you would have to order a new control circuit board for it.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.


We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Dec 17, 2010 | Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven

1 Answer

The time display numbers are very dim and I can hardly read them.


There are two main causes for this dimming:

1. Dust & other particle buildup on the front of the display glass and the rear of the display window. This can be cleaned.

Cleaning the display is easy, but you need to be careful so you don't break the glass.

First you would unplug the microwave or turn off its breaker.

Then see the video here that shows you how to remove your control panel assembly in less than 5 minutes.

Next, disconnect the keypad strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the plastic frame.

6c2e7e2.jpg
Then carefully (since the display is made of glass) remove your circuit board.

Using a soft cloth (since paper towels can scratch) lightly dampened with non-ammonia cleaner (since ammonia can damage some polycarbonate plastics), gently wipe off the front of the glass.

Then gently wipe off the back side of the plastic display window in the plastic control panel frame.

Reassemble, reinstall, and power it up, and it should be brighter, sometimes a whole lot brighter!

If that does not brighten it up enough, then...

2. Your vacuum display tube is wearing out and either the VFD display tube or the whole control circuit board must be replaced, depending on your model number, which you didn't mention.

If you'll contact me with your model number, I can give you an estimate and free do it yourself info.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Aug 21, 2010 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

The display is dim on the oven. Everything works


1. Sometimes you can clean it inside to brighten it up for a while.

2. In some cases, we can replace the VFD to brighten one up if it's available for a given model.

3. The last solution is to replace the control circuit board.

For more specifics on the options 2 & 3, we would need your brand and full model number.

Please note that FixYa is not currently notifying us Experts when Clarification Requests are answered.

To allow us to help you effectively (at no charge), please post a
NEW problem to FixYa, and please include your brand name and the full model number from the tag in or on the unit, as well as your symptoms, "dim display".

As for suggestion # 1, cleaning:

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 can detach the keypad connector (as per attached photo) then remove the control panel screws.

Be careful not to crack the glass display when handling it, or it's a goner.

Then you can use a soft cloth (not a paper towel) and a mild cleaner (not ammonia-based) to clean the front surface of the VFD display glass and the rear side of the clear bezel (display window) that's attached to the keypad.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

I always recommend that you spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


40716d4.jpg

Dec 13, 2009 | Jenn-Air JMC7000 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Dim control panel unable to read


Removed the amber glass which obscures the display enough to remove the wiring from view. This also allows you to see the characters much more clearly. You now can see the inidvidual light elements.
It's not too bad, people don't even notice, but they do notice you can now tell the time and see what the oven is doing.

Nov 10, 2008 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Display not workign


Sadly, the display tube is not available separately, so the only way to fix this is to replace the board, at a whopping $181.48!

One trick that helps is to remove the control panel assembly, take the circuit board out of the frame and very carefully wipe the front of the glass and the rear surface of the control panel frame's display window.

Use a soft cloth with alcohol-based (non-ammonia) window cleaner.

That will brighten it up quite a bit.

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

Be sure to unplug the oven before you do any disassembly.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jul 27, 2008 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

216 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8865 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

224 Answers

Are you a Maytag Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...