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Frigidaire GLMV168CS1 Over the Range Microwave loses power

Sometimes after the start button is pressed or a preset cook button is pressed, the microwave runs for a few seconds and then cuts off and the display goes blank. I then have to reset the clock and date. Press a preset button or start button to start again and it may happen again or the microwave may work fine. Sometimes have to go through this 3 or 4 times before it works as it should. It heats fine when it doesn't stop. Otherwise, everything works great. It is about 4 1/2 years old. Thanks for any help.

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  • sailaway58 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem and the thing had done it off and one for a long time. It now wont cook at all.
    I cannot find an answer and if I buy a new one it will not be a Frigidaire if I can't fix this problem


  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    This may be a bad connection or it may be a bad magnetron generating electrical interference that is disrupting and resetting the controller.

    One way you or someone you know can test it is to do the following:

    1. Unplug the microwave or turn off its breaker.
    2. Open the control panel as shown in the video at http://www.microwavedisplay.com and swing it down, but without disconnecting the wires.
    3. Plug the microwave back in.
    4. Put a few cups worth of water in a microwave-safe container and place it inside the microwave.
    5. Run the microwave for about 1 minute or so on full power.
    6. If it does not fail, try it several more times. When the water boils, change the water and try again.

    If
    it still does not fail, I would recommend that you put it all back
    together and keep using it until it fails more consistently, then
    repeat this test.

    While a microwave should never be left
    unattended, it's even more important when one is exhibiting a failure or any odd behavior.
    So play it safe and stay with it while it's running.


    Let us know what you find out.


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SOURCE: magicchef over the range microwave loses display and power

It sounds like your magnetron is overheating and its thermostat is resetting.

Try it with a cup of water in one corner and see if that helps.

Otherwise, most manufacturers have a warranty of several years on the magnetron.

For info on that, visit http://www.magicchef.com/home.jsp

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Posted on Dec 08, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: I have a Frigidaire Gallery

Unless you've had the magnetron replaced recently, I'd say you have a bad connection on the control panel / circuit board.

We repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

We have full details, plus critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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