Question about Microwave Ovens
This is the most unfriendly consumer problem I can remember ever dealing with. In order to change the Maytag microwave light bulb you need to practically disassemble the unit reach inside (small hands are needed) and when you replace the Maytag bulb with a standard 20 watt appliance bulb as the manual says, you discover that a standard bulb does not fit...it's too short and you can't get the replacement just anywhere...can you suggest where one can get Maytags "special" bulbs?
...now I feel just a little better.
Neither the service manual nor the parts list refer to any bulbs, so they must be standard types.
This should be a standard 20W "appliance bulb" available at grocery stores, home improvement centers (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.), hardware stores, and places like Wal-Mart...
Are there any numbers on the bulb you can share with us?
Do they look like these?
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008
The problem I had is that the base of the bulb was too wide for the socket. I ground down the glass edges of the bulb base and it slid right in. It did not take much, but, I had to grind down both sides. I used a diamond rasp bit in my Dremel medium speed.
My first thought was to grind down the receptica edges, but, the bulb is less expensive to replace.
Posted on Oct 15, 2011
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