Maytag Oven Light [Issues & Solutions]

Does your Maytag oven light stay on or will it not turn on at all? In this article, we will look at Maytag oven light problems and how to fix them.

Maytag Oven Light Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Maytag oven light won’t turn on from most common to least common.

1. Light Bulb

If your Maytag oven light won’t work, the first thing you should check is the light bulb. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag oven light bulb…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord for safety.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb itself.

Step 6: Get a new light bulb.

Step 7: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 8: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the oven door and plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven light bulb.

2. Light Socket

If your Maytag oven light still won’t work after replacing the light bulb, the next thing you should check is the light socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the light socket in a Maytag oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch off the circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Remove the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise. The cover is on the oven’s back wall.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb by turning it in the same direction.

Step 6: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.

Step 8: Set the back panel aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the light socket.

Step 9: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting. If there is no continuity, the light socket should be replaced.

Step 10: Go to the oven interior and push back on the light socket tabs using a flathead screwdriver.

Step 11: Remove the light socket and get a new Maytag oven light socket.

Step 12: Push the Maytag oven light socket into place and connect the wires to the terminals.

Step 13: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 14: Screw the light bulb back into the light socket.

Step 15: Return the light cover as well.

Step 16: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 17: Shut the oven door.

Step 18: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven light socket.

3. Light Switch

If the light socket isn’t faulty, the next thing you should check is the light switch. Below, we walk you through how to test and replace a Maytag oven light switch…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Pull off the oven control knobs.

Step 3: Take out the screws at the top of the oven which hold the trim in place.

Step 4: Remove the top trim and set it aside.

Step 5: Lift the control panel and slide the indicator light off it.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the light switch.

Step 7: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the ohms setting.

Step 8: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the light switch. If there is no continuity, the light switch should be replaced.

Step 9: Squeeze the tabs on the light switch and push it out of the control panel.

Step 10: Get a new Maytag oven light switch and push it into place.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the light switch.

Step 12: Reposition the indicator light on the control panel.

Step 13: Position the control panel on the oven and return the top trim.

Step 14: Hold the top trim in place with the screws.

Step 15: Push the oven control knobs back into place.

Step 16: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on or plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven light switch.

4. Door Light Switch

The door light switch does the same job as the light switch and it is used in some Maytag ovens. If the door light switch fails, your Maytag oven light won’t work. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag oven door light switch…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels in place.

Step 4: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 5: Lift the stove top.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the metal cover on the top of the oven.

Step 7: Lift the metal cover up.

Step 8: Bend the rod on the right side of the oven to remove the end from the hole in the oven’s front frame.

Step 9: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect the wire plug from the door light switch.

Step 10: Get a multimeter and use it to test the door light switch. If there is no continuity, the door light switch should be replaced.

Step 11: Squeeze the tabs on the door light switch and push it out.

Step 12: Unhook the rod from the switch and get a new one.

Step 13: Hook the rod onto the new switch.

Step 14: Push the switch into place.

Step 15: Connect the wire plug to the switch.

Step 16: Reposition the oven’s back panels and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 17: Push the rod back into the oven’s front frame.

Step 18: Lower the metal cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Lower the stove top as well.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the door light switch in a Maytag oven, watch the video below.

5. Touchpad Or Control Board

If your oven control panel has an “oven light” button, try pressing it to turn the light off. If that doesn’t work, the touchpad should be replaced. In the article Maytag Oven Control [Problems & Solutions] we show you how to replace a Maytag oven touchpad and fix some other control panel related issues. If your Maytag oven light still doesn’t work after replacing the touchpad, the control board is probably faulty. Also read the article in the link if you would like to replace your Maytag oven control board yourself.

Maytag Oven Light Bulb Cover Stuck — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven light bulb cover is stuck, follow these steps to remove it…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Get an oil filter wrench.

Step 5: Wrap the wrench around your Maytag oven light bulb cover.

Step 6: While applying some pressure to the light cover, turn it counterclockwise with the wrench.

Step 7: Unscrew the light bulb cover and set it aside.

Maytag Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons your Maytag oven light won’t turn off.

1. Unseated Door

If your oven door isn’t closed properly, it may not come in contact with the door light switch to turn off your Maytag oven light. Check if the door is closed properly. If your oven door is properly closed but your Maytag oven light won’t turn off, keep reading. However, if your oven door doesn’t close properly, try pushing it closed. If the light turns off when you do this, the problem is from the door. The door hinges, door latch, or door seal are at fault if the oven door doesn’t close properly. Below, we show you how to replace the door hinges of your Maytag oven…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and open the oven.

Step 2: Flip the lock on each door hinge towards yourself using a flathead screwdriver.

Step 3: Close the door till it can’t go any further then lift it off.

Step 4: Place the door on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 5: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the five screws at the bottom of your oven door. Depending on your oven model, the screws could be more or less than this.

Step 6: Remove the two side trims from the door and set them aside.

Step 7: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws on the sides of the oven door. There is one screw on each side.

Step 8: Lift the inner door off the outer one.

Step 9: Take out the four screws which hold the two door hinges in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 10: Remove the door hinges and get new ones.

Step 11: Position the new door hinges in the oven door.

Step 12: Hold the door hinges in place using the four Philips head screws.

Step 13: Return the other two screws and tighten them with the 5/16th inch nut driver.

Step 14: Lift the inner door and position it on the outer one.

Step 15: Reposition the two side trims.

Step 16: Return the screws at the bottom of the oven door.

Step 17: Lift the oven door.

Step 18: Position the hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 19: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 20: Close the oven door and plug the oven back in.

The video below will show you how to replace the door hinges of your Maytag oven.

If your oven door still doesn’t close well after replacing the door hinges. Read the article Maytag Oven Door [How To, Problems & Solutions] to replace the door latch or door seal.

2. Door Light Switch

Once the door comes in contact with the door light switch, the light should go off. If your oven door closes well but your Maytag oven light still won’t turn off, the next component you should check is the door light switch. Read the “Maytag oven light not working” section to test and replace the door light switch of your Maytag oven.

3. Light Switch

Some Maytag ovens have a light switch you can switch off manually. If you have tried switching the light off but it won’t work, you should test and maybe replace it. This light switch is usually found on Maytag wall ovens. If you would like to test and replace your Maytag oven light switch, read the article in the section “Maytag oven light not working”.

4. Touchpad Or Control Board

If your oven control panel has an oven light button and you have tried pressing it to turn off your Maytag oven light, the touchpad may be faulty. If the touchpad fails, the buttons won’t respond. Read the article in the “Maytag oven light not working” section to replace your Maytag oven touchpad. If your Maytag oven light still won’t turn off after replacing the touchpad, the control board is probably faulty. Also read the article in the link if you would like to replace the control board in your Maytag oven. If your Maytag oven bake light is blinking, read the article in the link to replace the control board as well.

Maytag Oven Lock Light Blinking — How To Fix

If the lock light on your Maytag oven won’t stop blinking, the door lock assembly may be faulty. Try resetting the oven by switching off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. If that doesn’t fix the problem, the door lock assembly is faulty and should be replaced. Read the article in the “Maytag oven light won’t turn off” section to replace your Maytag oven door lock assembly.

Maytag Oven Igniter Lights But No Flame — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven igniter lights but it doesn’t produce any flame, it has begun to fail. When an oven igniter starts to fail, it will glow but not produce any flame. If this happens, you will need to replace the igniter. Read the article Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions] if you would like to replace the igniter in your Maytag oven.

Maytag Oven Won’t Light — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven won’t light, there are multiple possible reasons for it. In the article Maytag Oven Heating [Issues & Proven Solutions], we list all the reasons why your Maytag electric oven or gas oven won’t light. We also show you how to replace any faulty components that could be preventing your Maytag oven from lighting.

Maytag Stove Burner Light Stays On — How To Fix

If your Maytag stove burner light won’t turn off, the infinite switch is faulty. Follow these steps to replace your Maytag stove infinite switch…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Set the panel aside.

Step 4: Pull off the control knob of the faulty burner.

Step 5: You will see two screws which hold the infinite switch in place. Take out the two screws.

Step 6: Note where each wire goes on the infinite switch then disconnect them using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 7: Get a new infinite switch and connect the wires to it.

Step 8: Secure the infinite switch to the oven with the two screws.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 11: Push the control knob back into place.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the infinite switch in a Maytag stove.

Maytag Stove Burner Won’t Light — How To Fix

Below, we list the possible reasons why your Maytag stove burner won’t light and how to fix it.

1. Spark Electrode

If a single burner of your Maytag stove won’t light, the first thing you should replace is the spark electrode. Below, we show you how to replace a Maytag stove spark electrode…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 2: Lift off the burner grates and set them aside.

Step 3: Lift off the cap and base of the faulty burner.

Step 4: Disconnect the wires from the burner base using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 5: Take out the two screws which hold the spark electrode to the burner base.

Step 6: Remove the spark electrode from the burner base and get a new one.

Step 7: Insert the spark electrode into the burner base.

Step 8: Hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 9: Reconnect the two wires.

Step 10: Position the burner base back on the stove top and place the cap back on.

Step 11: Return the burner grates.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in and turn the gas supply back on.

The video below will show you how to replace a Maytag stove burner spark electrode or igniter.

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2. Spark Module

If replacing the spark electrode doesn’t fix the problem, the next thing you should replace is the spark module. Follow these steps to replace the spark module in a Maytag stove…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven in place.

Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the spark module then disconnect them using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 5: Get a new spark module.

Step 6: Connect the wires to the spark module.

Step 7: Position the spark module in the oven frame.

Step 8: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 9: Plug the oven back in and turn the gas supply back on.

Step 10: Push the oven back into place.

The video below will show you how to replace a Maytag stove spark module.

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