Maytag Microwave Ovens - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

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Maytag oven will not heat,

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You may even see the orange "glow plug" (called a hot surface igniter) glowing orange and so assume that it's OK. Not necessarily!! You have to measure the current/amp drawn by the igniter and compare it to this repair sheet before you can say it's OK or not. The gas valve has a bi-metal that open when a certain amount of current flows through it to heat it up. The igniter is wired in series with the gas valve. As the igniter gets older or weaker, it's resistance increases to the point where not enough current is flowing to the gas valve bimetal to open it up. As a result, the gas valve never opens up. BTW, a common symptom of the early stages of this problem is erratic temperature control in the oven due to delayed firing of the bake burner while cooking.

The hot surface igniter will not come on - check igniter with a ohm meter, you should have continuity through the glow bar, the glow bar can also crack = new igniter time. The glow bar comes on but the main burner will not light - you should have an amp probe to check properly, but often this is a hot surface igniter problem. The hot surface igniter often looses it's ability to get hot enough to open the gas safety valve. The safety valve can fail, but most times it is just a bad hot surface igniter. The hot surface igniter can also quit part way through cooking , in other words the oven may cycle a couple of times and then it just sits there with the red glow from the igniter. See this service sheet for the proper way and amp readings for the hot surface igniter system. Hot surface igniters do weaken and will eventually generate less heat than they normally could. When this happens they can still allow marginally correct current to flow to the oven gas valve for it to open but not get quite hot enough to ignite the gas burner immediately. When this happens, gas released into the oven can sometimes build up to the point where when finally ignited, the amount of gas lit can cause a small explosion inside the oven or cause an odor of gas with out the oven working. Yes, your glow bar igniter can glow orange-red and still be bad!! How a common gas valve works - click here.



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7/27/2021 8:48:19 AM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Jul 27, 2021
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The handle on our Maytag Model No. MMV4205AAW over

Yes of course Google make model replacement parts
7/6/2021 11:04:57 PM • Maytag MMV4205... • Answered on Jul 06, 2021
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Maytag Microwave Model MMV4205DB4 door switch wiring diagram

Have you checked inside the microwave? Usually they have the manual hidden in there.
2/23/2021 4:25:49 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Feb 23, 2021
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Maytag (MMV5165AAS) above range microwave won't turn inside light off when door is closed.

Replace the faulty door switch.
1/30/2021 3:03:53 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Jan 30, 2021
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN MY MAYTAG MMV4203DS00 DISPLAYS "SE"?

Hi, My research came up with a shorted keypad (shorted key). The part number I came up with was W10258190 this is for stainless. I hope this information helped. Good Luck I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gere_bf68e6055dd61249
12/21/2019 3:08:08 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Dec 21, 2019
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A potato caught fire and now my microwave won't

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

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10/11/2019 11:12:28 AM • Maytag MMV4203D... • Answered on Oct 11, 2019
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Where is diode located in microwave oven and do you replace

diode is connected from condenser to earth look to the right side bottom just under fan beware for a nasty shock
7/16/2019 7:37:12 PM • Maytag MMV4205... • Answered on Jul 16, 2019
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Hi, I have a Maytag MMV5207BCS. When i plug it in, it asks to enter the time but buttons on the key pad do not respond. Then i get an SE error. It happened in the past but unplugging on/off fixed it.

The SE error code means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

you would need to replace either the membrane keypad or the control panel frame assembly, which comes with a new keypad already installed.

unfortunately, those parts for this model seem to be unavailable. So the only option would be if you can find a used or "New Old stock" part on eBay or at a local or online appliance parts store.

If you can find either of these parts, that will fix your microwave:

DE94-01386S ASY CONTROL-PANEL (STL)

DE34-00233N SWITCH MEMBRANE (BLK)

The support page for your microwave is here, where you can find manuals and a helpful exploded view part diagram.

https://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=MMV5207BCS&siteCd=WHRCOM&userType=Consumer

Good luck.
6/30/2019 11:28:47 AM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Jun 30, 2019
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Recirculation fan does not pull in air/steam/smoke

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
5/31/2019 8:33:46 PM • Maytag MMV5165... • Answered on May 31, 2019
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Maytag microwave turned on and melted glass turntable,

Replace the MW
1/27/2019 11:10:44 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Jan 27, 2019
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My microwave is making a cracking sound like if it

A contaminated wave guide cover will crackle and spark.
They should be periodically checked, cleaned or replaced.
Contact Maytag for replacement parts.
Hope this fixes your noise.
1/3/2019 4:11:12 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jan 03, 2019
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How is the diode connects to a capacitor in a maytag microwave mmv5165aas?

The service manual for model MMV5165 is here at my Web site.
12/15/2018 11:15:03 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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Maytag microwave W11040918 works intermittently, appears to be associated with door closure

Chances are you have an issue with a door switch or door switch mount. See my help files here: http://www.microwavecontrol.com/safety.htm http://www.microwavecontrol.com/disassembly.htm http://www.microwavecontrol.com/doorsw.htm If you need further help, e-mail me through my Web site (above) with your full model number and detailed symptoms.
12/15/2018 10:45:00 PM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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Microwave won't heat food.

My Whirlpool microwave, over the stove, stopped working when my son used it to heat his food and a heavy sound came out, like something exploded in it. When I check it, there was nothing broke. Everything works fine except that it does not heat. I will appreciate any help

Nate
11/2/2018 12:42:05 AM • Maytag MMC5000... • Answered on Nov 02, 2018
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If you have a stargate chassis maybe look near the power cord, and least they are not on the Antares board of my buggy AKZ 430 : Whirlpool Oven AKZ430 goes to F03 mode in couple of minutes even after...
9/11/2018 10:52:54 AM • Maytag Microwave... • Answered on Sep 11, 2018
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I tried poping some popcorn in a brown paper bag

all microwaves have flame sensors that will cut the power in case of fire, this sensor will most likely have to be replaced. this will require you to drop the m/w and remove the case.
7/5/2018 8:48:13 PM • Maytag MMV4205... • Answered on Jul 05, 2018
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