Maytag Microwave Light [How To/Issues & Solutions]

Are you trying to find out how to replace your Maytag microwave light or deal with any other light issue? If this is the case, you are in the right place. In this article we are going to show how to do this and answer some other light related problems.

How to Change Maytag Microwave Light Bulb

To change the interior Maytag microwave light bulb, do the following…

Step 1: Before starting the repair, turn off and unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Take out the screws on the top of the front grille which hold it in place.

Step 3: Remove the front grille.

Step 4: If you look inside the opening, there is a metal cover, use a screwdriver to lift it up.

Step 5: Pull the cover out.

Step 6: Unscrew the bad light bulb and get a new one.

Step 7: Screw the new light bulb into place.

Step 8: Return the metal cover.

Step 9: Push the grille back in and secure it with the screws.

Step 10: Plug the microwave back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the interior light bulb in a Maytag microwave.

To replace the exterior Maytag microwave light bulb, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave

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

Step 3: Place the microwave on its back.

Step 4: Take out the screw which holds the microwave light cover in place.

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Step 5: Remove the light cover.

Step 6: Unscrew the bulb and get a new one.

Step 7: Screw the new bulb into place.

Step 8: Return the light cover and secure it with the screw.

Step 9: Turn the microwave back to its upright position.

Step 10: Open the microwave door and return both the glass tray and support.

Step 11: Plug the microwave back in.

The videos below will give you a visual of how to replace a Maytag microwave exterior light bulb.

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To test and replace the door switches in a Maytag microwave, follow these steps…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Take out the screws securing the front grille.

Step 3: Remove the grille.

Step 4: Take out the screw that secures the control panel.

Step 5: Lift the control panel up then out.

Step 6: Use a screwdriver to take out the screw securing the door switch holder to the frame.

Step 7: Use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the interlock spring.

Step 8: Take out the switch from the holder.

Step 9: To test the door switch, press the small button on it. If the button is loose, it’s faulty. Do this same test with the other door switches.

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Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the bad switch

Step 11: Get a new door switch and connect the wires to it.

Step 12: Place it in the holder

Step 13: Reposition the interlock spring on the door switch.

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

Step 15: Return the front grille and the screws.

Step 16: Plug the microwave in.

If your Maytag microwave light won’t turn off or if it flickers, there may be a problem with the door switch. Follow the steps listed above to know how to get your Maytag microwave light to turn off.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a microwave door switch.

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