Question about Tappan TMT104E1 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My Tappan TMV 151FS (2008) microwave is not working.

When we open the door, the power turns on. When we close the door, the power turns off. In the past, it would start working after opening and closing it a few times. Tonight, we couldn't get the power to turn on when the door closed, and couldn't use it. Help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Tappan Master
  • 9,047 Answers

You likely have a door switch or mount. See a handy help file on door switches here.

The service manual for the TMV151 model series is here, and the parts manual is here.

You can order Tappan parts from the Pros here.

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

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 72 Answers

SOURCE: Tappan microwave starts when door is opened

you have a bad door switch

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

GodBlessU
  • 3513 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Tappan Model

Hi

The turntable is operated by a motor under the bottom of the cooking cavity. A plastic coupling that slides over the motor shaft, and that's what turns the turntable. In some ovens the coupling is a separate small piece that the glass tray sits on. Other models use a large wheeled plastic ring that rotates the tray.
The usual reason the turntable stops is that the coupling breaks or wears out. The motor shaft is D-shaped, and sometimes the plastic coupling cracks so it doesn't grip properly. Or the plastic wears so that the opening gets rounded and won't grip the shaft. Then even though the motor is running, the coupler doesn't turn. You can usually lift the coupling off the shaft to check it. In some ovens the coupler can only be removed by taking out the turntable motor.

Another probability is that the turntable motor has failed. In most ovens there is an access panel on the bottom that comes off to get at the motor. You can check the motor with an ohmmeter across its terminals to see if it's good. If the motor checks OK ,you can check for power at the motor when the oven is running. This is a little more difficult because it means there will be AC line voltage present, so caution is to the control circuit board.

Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

diodeic
  • 1622 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Tappan Microwave

Hello,

Not a problem, but it sounds like you may have a bad magnetron or bad high voltage diode according to this:

"When the microwave won't heat, but you hear a loud buzz, you usually have a defective power diode, high-voltage capacitor, or magnetron. We recommend that you consult with a qualified appliance repair technician for help in determining the problem and deciding..

I hope this will help to solve the problem....

Posted on Sep 17, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My tappan microwave won't shutoff


I would first check the door switches and mounts. My door switch help file is here.

If those are good, then you likely have a shorted relay on the control boar, which I can repair for you. Details are here.
FixYa doesn't notify us when there's a response, so if you have other questions, please contact me directly.

- William E. Miller, AS-EET
pupista@gmail.com
http://www.MicrowaveControl.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

May 25, 2017 | Tappan Microwave Ovens

3 Answers

Sharp Insight Pro microwave drawer KB6024MS not working


The drawer often stops working when it is abruptly stopped while opening and forced closed or vice-versa. To fix, simply do the following:
1) Push the draw all the way closed
2) Push the "Setup" button repeatedly until the "Open/Close ...?" appears.
3) Hold the Start Button until the time reappears in the display.
4) Repeat steps 2 & 3 three more times
5) Unplug the Microwave for 30 minutes.
The drawer is now reset. The drawer will now open electronically (automatically) either by pushing the open button on the panel or by pulling the drawer handle slightly.

Feb 05, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a Tappan Model 56-9338-10/04 Microwave. The microwave stays on when you open the door! Can someone help?


  • Don't operate an oven if the door does not close firmly or is bent, warped, or otherwise damaged.
  • Never operate an oven if you have reason to believe it will continue to operate with the door open.
  • As an added safety precaution, don't stand directly against an oven (and don't allow children to do this) for long periods of time while it is operating.

Nov 28, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Tappan microwave turns on but will not heat at all....still cold after heading for several minutes.


Test your door safety interlock switches. If you are like me, you 'turn it off' by opening the door. This causes arcing at the little contact in these micro switches. Eventually, the contacts inside burn up and cannot make contact. If they cannot make contact, the machine doesn't know if the door is open or closed.

Unplug the machine - do not touch the silver thing inside - potentially lethal! - check with a volt-ohm meter. The switch should read "open" when the door is open and "closed" when the door is closed. If it reads open when the door is closed, the microwave doesn't know the door is closed so it will not turn on the magnatron.

Yes, everything else will work except the magnatron if this $10.00 switch is broken. Buy a replacement at a electronic parts or appliance place. Be ready to give make and model of your machine.

Let me know how this works for you.

A

Sep 13, 2009 | Electrolux Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Tappan TMV151FS over range microwave starts to work and then dies


Never run the microwave without a load (something to heat)!!! That kills the microwave generating parts.

Sounds like a 'thermal' protect switch is activating after running. Make sure that (if the unit is mounted in a cabinet) that there is sufficient space around the unit for proper air flow and that nothing is blocking the vents. Try setting it on a counter top and heat something. If it works properly and doesn't shut off, the venting space is the problem. You may have to have the cabinet that it sits in redesigned for more clearance.

Aug 19, 2009 | Tappan TMT104E1 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE microwave won't turn off


Just checked the GE website. Had the same problem with my 5 year old microwave. GE website says to close and open the door quickly three times. First time I did this it didn't work. Second time I closed the door with some significant force and reopened it more quickly. Worked. Unplugged the microwave, plugged it back in, still fine.

Mar 21, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Filter replacement


That's covered on page 20 & 21 of your owner's manual under the heading"CHARCOAL FILTER REPLACEMENT"

1. Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power
supply.
2. Open the door.
3. Remove the two vent grille mounting screws. (3 middle screws)
4. Slide the grille to the left, then pull straight out.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (including filters) by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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

Feb 16, 2009 | Tappan TMT104E1 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

When door is closed, light and fan comes on


The Problem you Having is dirty Door Switches,Get some Electronic Contack cleaner from the Hardware Store,Make sure it has the little straw to Extend the Spray,Open the Door of the Microwave Look at where the Door Closes youll see Tiny Micro switches,*Note UNPLUG POWER FIRST

Jul 25, 2007 | Emerson MW8102SS 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

156 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tappan Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75030 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

41433 Answers

Are you a Tappan Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...