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Microwave will not start.

I just moved into a house which has this microwave mmv1153aaw. The microwave will not start. I cannot afford to buy a microwave right now. Thanks.

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  • mercy_salgad Feb 02, 2009

    It has not been moved. Not since I moved in. It's a built in microwave.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Does the inside light come on when you open the door?

    Do you have a display?

    Can you set the clock?

    If so, when you enter the time, does it beep when you press the Start pad?

    Is it trying to run?

  • joe May 11, 2010

    if its a built in, then its probably wired into the house wiring (no plug to plug in). however, some may locate an outlet in a hidden area (like the cabinet above the stove/microwave).

    can you locate your circuit breaker panel and see if any of the breakers are tripped?

  • joe May 11, 2010

    is it a built in or countertop model?

    if countertop model, have you moved it to another room to see if it works? was guessing maybe the GFI outlet in the kitchen needs to be reset or replaced, but need more info.



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