Maytag Microwave Is Not Working [How to Fix]

If your Maytag microwave is not heating or you are having some other issues with it, this article is for you. We are going to talk about why your Maytag microwave is not working and what you can do to fix it.

Maytag Microwave Is Not Working

If your Maytag microwave is not working, check the following components and fix the faulty one…

The Line Fuse

One reason your Maytag microwave is not working may be the result of a blown fuse. If your microwave turns on but doesn’t heat try replacing this component. To do this, follow the steps below…

Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave from the outlet.

Step 2: Using a screwdriver, take out the screws which secure the front grille of the microwave.

Step 3: Pull the grille out.

Step 4: Open the microwave door and take out the screw above the control panel.

Step 5: Lift the control panel up.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the inner access panel in place.

Step 7: Remove the panel.

Step 8: To avoid the risk of injury, make sure to discharge the high voltage capacitor before going any further. Do this by placing a pair of pliers with an insulated handle over the terminals of the capacitor. When you hear a pop, the capacitor is discharged. For more information on discharging a capacitor, click here

Step 9: Use the same pair of pliers to remove the fuse.

Step 10: Using a multimeter, test the fuse for continuity. If there isn’t any continuity, you will need to replace it.

Step 11: Get a new fuse.

Step 12: Place the new fuse in the bracket.

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

Step 14: Push the control panel back in and return the screw above it.

Step 15: Snap the grille back into place.

Step 16: Hold the grill in place with the screws.

Step 17: Close the microwave door and plug it back in.

If your Maytag microwave is not working still, keep reading.

Watch the video if you would like a visual of how to replace the line fuse in a Maytag microwave.

The Diode

Another thing to make your Maytag microwave stop working is a faulty diode. To replace the diode in a Maytag microwave, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the front grille then take out the grille.

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Step 3: Take out the screw securing the control panel. The screw will be right above it.

Step 4: Lift the panel up then out.

Step 5: Take out the screws securing the inner access panel.

Step 6: Remove the access panel.

Step 7: Discharge the capacitor by placing a pair of pliers across its two terminals.

Step 8: Take out the screw securing the diode to the frame.

Step 9: Use a pair of pliers to disconnect the diode from the capacitor.

Step 10: Using a multimeter, test the diode for continuity. If there is no continuity, you will need to replace it.

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

Step 12: Screw it to the frame.

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

Step 14: Push the control panel back in and secure it with the screw.

Step 15: Return the front grille and the screws above it.

Step 16: Plug the microwave back in.

If your Maytag microwave is not working after following these steps, keep reading.

The video below will walk you through how to replace a microwave diode.

The Door Switch

Your microwave may have stopped working because of a faulty door switch or switches. To find out how to replace the door switch in a Maytag microwave, click here

The Capacitor

A faulty capacitor is another possible reason your Maytag microwave is not working. To replace the capacitor in a Maytag microwave, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave and take out the glass tray and support.

Step 2: If your microwave is installed to a cabinet, take out the bolts which secure it. Get someone to support the microwave while you do this.

Step 3: Lift the microwave up and pass the power cord through the hole in the top cabinet.

Step 4: Set the microwave on its back panel.

Step 5: Take out the screws which secure the bottom panel of the microwave.

Step 6: Disconnect the wire harness connected to the bottom panel.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the turntable motor then disconnect them.

Step 8: Turn the microwave back to its normal position.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the front grille of the microwave in place.

Step 10: Remove the front grille.

Step 11: Take out the screws at the back and top of the microwave which secure the cover.

Step 12: Lift the microwave cover off.

Step 13: Place a screwdriver with an insulated handle across the terminals of the capacitor to discharge it. You will know that the capacitor is discharged when you hear a small pop.

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Step 14: Take out the screws which secure the inner access panel right in front of the capacitor.

Step 15: Disconnect the wires and diode from the capacitor. Make sure to note where each one goes.

Step 16: Take out the screws which secure the capacitor to the microwave.

Step 17: Remove the mounting bracket from the capacitor.

Step 18: Test the capacitor using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, you will need to get a new capacitor.

Step 19: Position the mounting bracket on the new capacitor.

Step 20: Screw the capacitor into place.

Step 21: Connect the wires and diode to the right capacitor terminals.

Step 22: Return the inner access panel in front of the capacitor and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 23: Reposition the microwave cover.

Step 24: Hold the cover in place with the screws.

Step 25: Return the front grille and the screws which secure it.

Step 26: Set the microwave on its back panel.

Step 27: Reconnect the wire harness to the bottom panel.

Step 28: Reconnect the turntable motor wires.

Step 29: Screw the bottom panel into place.

Step 30: Lift up the microwave and sit it on the mounting plate.

Step 31: Pass the power cord through the hole in the top cabinet.

Step 32: Secure the microwave to the cabinet using the bolts.

Step 33: Return the glass tray and support.

Step 34: Plug the oven back in.

If your Maytag microwave is not working still, keep reading.

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the capacitor in a Maytag microwave.

The Control Board

A faulty control board is a possible reason why your Maytag microwave is not working. To replace the control board in a Maytag microwave, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave or turn off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the front vent of the microwave in place.

Step 3: Pull off the vent and open the microwave door.

Step 4: Take out the screw above the control panel which secures it.

Step 5: Lift up the control panel and lower it dowwn.

Step 6: Note where each wire goes on the control board then disconnect them. You can take a picture to make it easier.

Step 7: Take out the screw which secures one of the wires to the control panel.

Step 8: Pull out the ribbon cable on the control board.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the control panel.

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Step 10: Get a new control board and position it on the panel.

Step 11: Screw the board into place.

Step 12: Reconnect the ribbon cable.

Step 13: Take the control panel assembly back to the microwave and reconnect all the wires to it.

Step 14: Screw the grounding wire to the control panel.

Step 15: Push the control panel in and secure with the screw.

Step 16: Return the front grille and the screws which secure it.

Step 17: Close the microwave door.

Step 18: Plug the microwave back in.

Keep reading if your Maytag microwave is not working still.

The video below will show you how to replace the control board in a Maytag microwave.

The Magnetron

If your microwave’s magnetron is the faulty component, you should consider getting a new microwave. The magnetron costs almost as much as a microwave and is very complicated to replace. Do not try replacing this component yourself unless you are experienced.

To know how to replace the magnetron in a microwave click here

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Maytag Microwave Display is Not Working

If the display of your Maytag microwave is not working, it may mean that the control board is faulty. To replace the control board in a Maytag microwave, do the following.

Step 1: Unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Open the microwave door and take out the screws which hold the front grille in place. There should be two to four screws at the top.

Step 3: Take out the grille.

Step 4: Take out the screw at the top of the control panel.

Step 5: Lift the control panel up then out.

Step 6: Take a picture of where each wire goes on the control board then disconnect them.

Step 7: Take out the screw and washer securing the grounding wire to the control panel.

Step 8: Lift the panel out then disconnect the ribbon connector from the control board.

Step 9: Take out the screws holding the control board to the panel.

Step 10: Remove the old control board.

Step 11: Get a new control board and secure it to the panel with the screws.

Step 12: Reconnect the ribbon connector to the control board.

Step 13: Screw the wire back to the control panel and return the washer.

Step 14: Connect the wires to the right places on the control board then push the control panel back in.

Step 15: Secure the control panel with the screw and return the front grille.

Step 16: Also secure it with the screw.

Step 17: Plug the microwave back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a microwave control board.

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