Question about Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven
My microwave comes on the clock works,light etc,will not heat.... do they have a fuse
The problem you are having is that the magnetron that actually does the heating has gone bad. The fact that everthing works fine rules out any type of bad fuse since there is only one 15amp ceramic fuse in most cases in the unit itself. The magnetron is located behind the control panel on top and has some cooling fins on it. Replacing it if you are a do-it-yourselfer is pretty easy provided you can find one at local electronic supplier or on the internet such as www.mwoparts.com if you would like to see what it looks like. It is held in place with typically 4 screws. It has two to three terminals depending on make and model and age. With everything unplugged it comes off easily enough with no desoldering or soldering to do. There is a High Voltage Capacitor and Diode that could be bad also, but without being able to check it in person it would be difficult for me to tell that they are. In my experience the magnetron is the first thing I replace and have never replaced a capacitor or high voltage diode in the past 20 years. Good luck and God bless.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
SOURCE: no heat in microwave
Test the high voltage capacitor,
the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.
The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.
All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.
Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.
Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.
Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
The light inside the micro wave needs to be replaced most have a door on the back side that yo can remove the screw and unscrew the bulb and take to a applince shop and purchance a new one to replace.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
SOURCE: microwave won't heat food
I have a tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4223574-microwave_oven_will_not_heat which should solve your problem. It details what is wrong and how to correct it along with where to get the parts you may need. Let me know if you more help.
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Posted on Mar 03, 2010
SOURCE: Microwave will not heat
what this mean it that your wave has develop a disconnection problem internally from the wire what you will have to do to fix up your wave is to unscrew your wave then trace the wire down to the element (heat provider) it is silver in colour
please if there is no disconnection in it then it means that the element has gone bad then you will have to make a change of it with a better one you can get it in the store
please make sure that all form of power supply is put OFF before you can carry out this function.
Good lock ,thank you and thanks for using fixya.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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