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What to do when your microwave oven wont turn on after a electric storm.

When there is an electrical storm and your microwave oven is affected, and wont turn on. First you should un screw all the screws the two on the bottom right, then the two on the back of the microwave case and then the two others on the left bottom. Then you need to lift up the cover case upwards and then towards the back until the case is completly off. Then you must blow off the dust with a compreser and make sure thatall conections in side are fit tight, then look for the fuse. Some fuses are located on the right uper side of the microwave in a black little box with two cables and two screws, or it can also be located on the bottom of the microwave or the back panel. First unscrew the the containing unit for the fuse then pull the two cables from the conection and set them apart from each other if needed label them with a and b then with a small flat screw driver push the tabs on the containing case of fuse box and pull apart. Then a small shaft and spring will come out make sure to set them in the order they came out first the shaft then the spring. Then the fuse is at the bottom of the box in side, turn it up side down and the fuse will fall out. Then change the fuse "20" amp fuses needed in most microwaves but check the containg unit and see proper fuse amp. then installing method is reverse of taking apart. Remeber to make sure that all conections are not loose and falling. when done your microwave oven will work again.

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the microwave does't make any noise ,,,but the count down on clock is working ...light is working but no fan ...or huming noise ...what could it be


The likely thing to be is that the microwave fan is faulty.the solution is to replace the fan.

Needed instrument:Phillips-head screwdriver.

Instructions on how to replace the fan is detailed given below.

    • 1. Unplug the microwave from the wall outlet to prevent an electrical shock while
    • working on the microwave oven.

    • 2 .Remove the screws holding the fan shroud to the top of the microwave oven. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, turn the screws counterclockwise to back them out of the panel. Set the screws in a safe place so they will be available for installing the new fan.

    • 3.Slide the fan shroud--also referred to as a damper plate--forward, toward the front of the microwave, to remove it. Set the shroud to the side.

    • 4. Lift the fan assembly out of the microwave. An electrical cable and plug is accessible once the fan assembly is out of the way.

    • 5. Unplug the electrical connector from the fan and fully remove the fan assembly.

    • 6. Set the new fan assembly close to the top of the microwave to facilitate plugging the new fan into the microwave's connector. Plug in the fan assembly.

    • 7. Position the new fan in the same orientation as the old fan's before its removal. Lower the fan assembly into position.

    • 8. Slide the fan shroud in place and install the screws to secure the shroud.

    • 9. Tighten the screws with the Phillips-head screwdriver by turning the clockwise.

    • 10. Plug the microwave oven into the wall outlet and test the new fan installation.

Sep 20, 2011 | Haier Microwave Microwave Oven

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microwave door handle

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You may use a electric drill and the a screw extractor so the handle be released.

Mar 17, 2008 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Something smelt hot then it stoped working and it wont turn on

could be dust or bugs on the electrical terminals or boards in side take outer cover off and blow our should be phillip screws around the outside to remove make sure unit is unplugged

Nov 19, 2010 | GE JVM2070 Microwave Oven

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Our Maytag microwave died. The outlet has power.

you have to remove the cover, un-plug the power cord=
un-screw the screws located behind the unit and on the sides if any also under side if any, remove cover and you will locate the fuses and other components behind the key pad, also check slow blow or thermal fuse usually located on top of oven. NB: HIGH VOLTAGE COMPONENTS PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!!!!!

Mar 25, 2010 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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I think I have a bad door swtich on a frigidaire microwave

un plug the oven, un screw the screws and remove the cover, look behind the door where it closes and you will see a micro switch, and two wirers, note where the wires and screw is located and remove them. get a replacement switch NOTE!! make certain that it is the same type of switch ie. normaly open or nomaly closed. carry the switch you to get the replacement. replace the switch and the wires. if you want to verifry that the switch is defective you can have it tested when you go to the spares store to obtain the new one.

Jan 05, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV156D Microwave Oven

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