Maytag microwave troubleshooting

With the help of this table you can conduct preliminary diagnostics of the malfunction of the microwave oven. Knowing how to troubleshoot a microwave oven, you can save money on repairs.

Maytag MMV4205BAB, MMV5207BAS microwave troubleshooting

Neither the oven’s display nor the oven operate• Properly insert the plug into a grounded outlet.
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make sure the wall switch is turned on.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown fuse.
• Plug another appliance into the outlet; if the other appliance doesn’t work, have a qualified electrician repair the outlet.
• Plug the oven into a different outlet.
The oven’s display works, but the power won’t come on.• Make sure the door is closed securely.
• Check to see if packing material or other material is stuck to the door seal.
• Check for door damage.
• Press STOP/CLEAR pad twice and re-enter all cooking instructions
The power goes off before the set time has elapsed• If there has not been a power outage, remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again. If there was a power outage, the time indicator will display: PLEASE TOUCH CLOCK AND SET TIME OF DAY. Reset the clock and any cooking instructions.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown fuse
The food is cooking too slowly• Make sure the oven is on its own 20 amp circuit line. Operating another appliance on the same circuit can cause a voltage drop. If necessary, move the oven to its own circuit
You see sparks or arcing• Remove any metallic utensils, cookware, or metal ties. If using foil, use only narrow strips and allow at least one inch between the foil and interior oven walls
The turntable makes noises or sticks•Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven floor.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are positioned correctly
Using your microwave causes TV or radio interference•This is similar to the interference caused by other small appliances, such as hair dryers. Move your microwave further away from other appliances, like your TV or radio

Maytag MMV4205DS, MMV5156AAS microwave troubleshooting

If nothing on the oven operates• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker.
• check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit in house.
• check that controls are set properly.
If the oven interior light does not work• the light bulb is loose or defective.
If oven will not cook• check that control panel was programmed correctly.
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that Enter/Start pad was touched.
• check that timer wasn't started instead of a cook function.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or cooks too rapidly• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
If the time of day clock does not always keep correct time• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle.
• be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit
If food cooks unevenly• be sure food is evenly shaped.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent overcooking.
If food is undercooked• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time, and power levels) were correctly followed.
• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is overcooked• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, power level, time, size of dish) were followed.
If arcing (sparks) occur• be sure microwavable dishes were used.
• be sure wire twist ties were not used.
• be sure oven was not operated when empty.
• make sure metal rack Of used) is properly installed on 4 supports.
If the display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that timer was not started instead of a cooking function.
Vent fan starts automatically• if the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven.

Maytag MMV4206FZ microwave troubleshooting

If you experienceRecommended Solutions
Microwave oven will not operateCheck the following:
■ Household fuse or circuit breaker - If a household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped, replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ Magnetron - Try to heat 1 cup (250 ml.) of cold water for 2 minutes at 100% cooking power. If water does not heat, try the steps in the bullets below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for service.
■ Door - Firmly close door. On some models, if a packaging spacer is attached to inside of the door, remove it, then firmly close door.
If a message about the door appears in the display, the door has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the microwave oven being started. This occurs to avoid unintended starting of the microwave oven. Open and close the door, then start the cycle.
■ Control - Make sure control is set properly. Make sure Control Lock is off. Make sure Demo Mode (on some models) is off.
Arcing in the microwave ovenCheck the following:
■ Soil buildup - Soil buildup on cavity walls, microwave inlet cover, cooking rack supports, and area where the door touches the frame can cause arcing.
Turntable alternates rotation directions■ This is normal and depends on motor rotation at the beginning of the cycle.
Display shows messages■ A flashing “:” or “PF” means there has been a power failure. Reset the clock.
■ A letter followed by a number is an error indicator. Call for assistance.
Fan running during cooktop usage■ This is normal. The microwave oven’s cooling fan (on some models), which is separate from the vent fan, automatically comes on during microwave oven operation to cool the microwave oven. It may also automatically come on and cycle on and off to cool the microwave oven’s controls while the cooktop below is being used.
Radio, TV or cordless phone interferenceCheck the following:
■ Proximity - Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust the radio or TV antenna.
■ Soil - Make sure the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces are clean.
■ Frequency - Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless networks may experience static or noise while microwave oven is on. Use a corded phone, a different frequency cordless phone or avoid using these items during microwave oven operation.