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My fan nor lights work on my Frigidaire microwave PLMV168KC4

I need to see if there is an easy fix for this problem. It still cooks, the timer works and so does the turntable.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Sorry, but your subject line got cut off.

    Which fan is not working, the internal
    cooling fan,
    which comes on automatically whenever you
    microwave or the
    hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn
    on and off manually?



    Which lights is / are not working? The inside light or the cooktop lights?

    What is your model number?



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Assuming you're talking about the hood vent exhaust fan and the cooktop lights, my solution is below. If not, please write back with details.


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.


At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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