Maytag Microwave is Making Noise [How To Fix]

It’s normal for a microwave to make some sounds when you turn it on. However, if you notice the sounds getting louder or abnormal, there could be something wrong with it. So, if your Maytag microwave is making noise, keep reading to know how to fix this problem.

Maytag Microwave is making a Loud Noise

If your Maytag microwave is making a loud noise, it could because of a faulty turntable motor or magnetron. You will need to test each of these components to find out where the fault is from. To test and replace the turntable motor in a Maytag microwave, do the following…

Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Open the microwave door and take out the glass tray and support.

Step 3: If your microwave is not over the range, you will need to place it on its back.

Step 4: Take out all the screws which secure the bottom panel of the microwave.

Step 5: Pull the panel slowly then disconnect the wires connect to the turntable motor.

Step 6: Also disconnect the plug on the right side.

Step 7: Remove the bottom panel and set it aside.

Step 8: Take out the two screws securing the turntable motor to the microwave.

Step 9: Use a multimeter to test the motor for continuity. Place the two probes of the multimeter on the terminals of the motor. If there is no continuity, you will need to replace it.

Step 10: Get a new motor and screw it tightly to the bottom of the microwave.

Step 11: Connect the wires back to the turntable motor. Also reconnect the plug on the right.

Step 12: Align the bottom pane and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Turn the microwave back.

Step 14: Return the glass tray and support to the microwave.

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Step 15: Plug the microwave back in.

If your Maytag microwave is making noise still, keep reading.

The video below walks you through how to replace a Maytag microwave turntable motor.

The Magnetron

If your Maytag microwave is making noise, it may be because of a faulty magnetron. Replacing the magnetron is a very complicated and expensive thing to do. So, if your microwave is more three years, you should consider replacing it.

To be safe, hire a technician to determine whether the fault is from the magnetron before replacing it. If you try replacing the magnetron without any experience on microwaves, you could end up doing more harm than good.

To replace the magnetron in a Maytag microwave, follow these steps…

Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Open the cabinet door.

Step 3: Take out the mounting bolts which secure the microwave to the cabinet. Have someone support the microwave as you do this.

Step 4: Tilt the microwave forward a bit.

Step 5: Pass the microwave power cord through the hole in the cabinet.

Step 6: Lift the microwave off the mounting plate on the wall and place on a towel lined sturdy surface.

Step 7: Open the door of the microwave and take out the glass tray and support.

Step 8: Take out the screws at the top of the front vent.

Step 9: Remove the front vent.

Step 10: Lay the microwave on its back and take out all the screws which hold the bottom panel of the microwave in place.

Step 11: Gently pull the bottom panel away from the microwave and disconnect the wire harness.

Step 12: Note where each wire goes on the turntable motor then disconnect them.

Step 13: Remove the bottom panel and set it aside.

Step 14: Turn the microwave back to its upright position.

Step 15: Take out all the screws at the top and back of the microwave which hold its cover in place.

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Step 16: Take out the screws holding the blower cover in place.

Step 17: Remove the blower cover.

Step 18: Lift the microwave cover and take it out.

Step 19: Using a screwdriver, discharge the capacitor by placing the screwdriver blade on the two terminals of the capacitor simultaneously.

Step 20: Unscrew the grounding wire.

Step 21: Take out the screws at the back of the microwave which secure the air baffle. Also take out the screw on the air baffle.

Step 22: Remove the air baffle.

Step 23: Note where each wire goes on the magnetron then disconnect them.

Step 24: Take out the screws which hold the thermo protector to the magnetron.

Step 25: Take out the four screws which secure the magnetron to the microwave frame. To know how to test a microwave magnetron, click here

Step 26: If the magnetron is faulty, get a new one.

Step 27: Install the new magnetron and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 28: Connect the wires to the appropriate terminals of the capacitor.

Step 29: Reposition the thermo protector and screw it to the magnetron.

Step 30: Return the air baffle and secure using the screws.

Step 31: Ensure the power cord is secured and screw the grounding wire back.

Step 32: Reposition the microwave cover and return the screws at the back and top.

Step 33: Return the blower cover and secure with the screws.

Step 34: Rest the microwave on its back again.

Step 35: Return the bottom panel to the microwave and reconnect the turntable motor wires to the right terminals.

Step 36: Reconnect the wire harness.

Step 37: Hold the bottom panel in place using the screws.

Step 38: Turn the microwave back up.

Step 39: Return the front grille and the screws at the top of it.

Step 40: Lift the microwave up and sit it back on the mounting plate on the wall.

Step 41: Pass the power cord through the hole in the cabinet.

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Step 42: Secure the microwave to the cabinet using the mounting bolts.

Step 43: Return the glass tray and support to the microwave.

Step 44: Plug the microwave back in.

The video below shows you how to replace a microwave magnetron if your Maytag microwave is making noise.

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Maytag Microwave is Making Noise and Not Heating

If your Maytag microwave is making noise and also not heating, you will need to replace the diode. To do this follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave

Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the front grille in place.

Step 3: Remove the front grille.

Step 4: Open the door of the microwave and take out the screw that’s right above the control panel.

Step 5: Lift the panel out.

Step 6: Take out the screws that hold the inner access panel in place

Step 7: Take out the panel

Step 8: Discharge the capacitor by placing a pair of pliers with insulated handles over the terminals of the capacitor.

Step 9: Take out the screw securing the diode to the frame.

Step 10: Use the pliers to remove the diode from the capacitor.

Step 11: Get a new diode and connect it to the capacitor.

Step 12: Screw the diode to the frame.

Step 13: Return the inner access panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 14: Align the control panel and push it back in.

Step 15: Secure the panel with the screw.

Step 16: Return the front grille and the screws at the top.

Step 17: Plug the microwave back in.

If your Maytag microwave is making noise and not heating still, contact a technician

Watch the video below for a visual on how to replace the diode in a microwave.

Maytag Microwave Humming Noise

It is a normal thing for your microwave to make a humming noise as it runs. The humming sound is either from the cooling fan or the magnetron. The cooling fan keeps the electronic parts of the microwave at the necessary temperature for peak performance.

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