20 Most Recent Maytag MMV5165 Microwave Oven Questions & Answers

The issue is that the fan on that unit is a reconfigurable fan. If there is a vent, you install the fan one way, if there is no vent pipe to the outside, you install the fan another way. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/294916/Maytag-Mmv4205.html?page=9#manual

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on May 31, 2019

The service manual is here, and the support page with exploded view and parts list is here. The original Amana / Whirlpool part number was 53001594 but it is no longer available. Another matching part was WP8206570 but those are "NLA," too. The service manual will not show the LG part number. If the attached photo from the Pros is correct, then the original LG number was 2M246-310GF. You may be able to find one in "new old stock" by any of those numbers at local or online parts suppliers or on eBay. Contact me directly if you need more help. - William E. Miller, AS-EET [email protected] http://www.MicrowaveControl.com Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide "Recycling by repairing since 1982" -del-bamrfjjfhaycgefspgj211on-2-0.jpg

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on May 07, 2017

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You probably have either a shorted base thermostat on the base of the chassis of the oven or a shorted fan relay on the control circuit board.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.


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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here for free download to help you.

The base thermostat (which I believe has thinner pink and yellow wires attached, but not thicker black wires) should read normally open. If it shows continuity (virtually zero ohms or shorted) then it is bad.

Otherwise, I would say you have a shorted fan relay on the control circuit board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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

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Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Jun 23, 2014

If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside. Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel. If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount. The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue. You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals, installation manuals, and parts lists here. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag here. Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove. 9f32bc4.jpg

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Jan 20, 2014

If you have that funny burning smell in the microwave oven This is sure sign the magnetron has failed, and must be replaced.

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Mar 22, 2012

Hi, it sounds like the magnatron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food.

The cost of the magnatron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnatron, they replace the whole oven.

There is a possiblity that the circuit that provides power to the magnatron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it appart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on May 08, 2011

A thermal fuse might be busted. Have it replacedby a qualified technician.

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Nov 07, 2010

In the future be careful not to use too much liquid in exterior cleaning of the microwave. To recover what has been damaged that depends on the nature of the problem. If you had liquid seep inside the microwave during cleaning the best solution seems to be to unplug and stop using your microwave (to prevent any further shorting or electronic damage to the control panel. Give the microwave at least a couple of days to dry. If you can gently warm the affected area with a heat lamp or regular incandescent bulb of some kind, it may help to evaporate any liquid that remains. Be very careful not to melt anything by getting it too close or getting it too hot.
If this doesn't resolve the problem, it is possible that the control panel has sustained some damage and may need to be replaced... but only as a last resort.

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Nov 05, 2010

It sounds like this microwave has control unit (an actual board inside the microwave) problems... it sounds like the control board is starting to fail for sure. There is no simple fix for this and installing a new board is quite difficult if you've never done such appliance repairs before.
Let me know if you want to attempt it yourself and I will try to locate the part for you.
Thanks Tim

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Oct 03, 2010

Ours runs for 2 minutes and turns off for twenty then "resets". Gee I'm So glad I didn't buy the one that was $70 cheaper(NOT) that one would probably still work! Had this only one year and it's the Last Maytag item we will ever rely on!
Good luck finding a fix, it's a common problem apparently!

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Sep 22, 2010

Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

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Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Aug 07, 2010

The glass is not removable, due to safety reasons when the unit is being used.

Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on Feb 07, 2010

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