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Frigidaire door/power problem

My Frigidaire microwave model FMV156DCA will only "cook" when we hold the door up slightly from its original position. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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Sounds like either the latch assembly or hinges too loose to activate the micro switch. TIP: Go to the web and type www.partselect.com enter your model number then scoll down to your part. Click to enlarge exploded diagram on left. Veiw enlarged diagram at top of page. You can print the entire diagram for exact assembly by holding your pointer in the upper left hand corner of diagram. Select the print icon. Now you have what you need. If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solution. D. Lange

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FMV156DCA turns on, cook indicator lights but not cooking, timer counts down fine too


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We have a Frigidaire FMV156DCC that is about 3+ years old. as of last night when the door is closed and the time is selected one of 3 things happen (or doesnt happen) 1. is nothing, just a dark...


I would replace the door switches and set up the door gap to 1/8" just enough to alow for a little play.
Setting the door square is acheived by slackening the lower door hinge and re tightening it when the door is square.
Hope that helps.

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Our microwave will not cook when the door is closed and time is input on the keyboard. We had it repaired under warranty last March (2009) and the repairman replaced a switch inside the unit where the door...


please dont even try this, fix it yourself job!!! yes it is an easy fix!! if you know what you are doing,, but if you dont know what you are doing,,,, well to be blunt,
you could just be finding a fast way of killing yourself!
even with the power plug pulled out the wall scocket and stood on a rubber mat!!! just one tuch across the capacitor and you could very well grow wings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do you realy wont to die??? call the guy back to fit a new micro switch in the door lock as its set back deep in side the unit and its a cheep part as well
but just like all fixes,,, its not the parts you pay for,
its knowing how to fit them in that costs you so much
this not knowing could cost you your life???????
play it safe,, please,,

Oct 21, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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Microwave seems to run, but won't heat.


We have a similar problem! It sounds like a problem with the microswitch inside the unit that the door is suppose to engage when closed. If not engaged properly, it will not cook. We had the switch replaced last March but it has started acting up again. We can press in on the door and/or lift it slightly and it will cook. Try putting time on the counter and hit start. It the word "cook" appears then try moving the door slightly and see if the turntable starts turning. If not, then you may have a more serious problem. Good luck!

Oct 09, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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Same - the counter counts down, but doesn't cook.


Yes your door isnt aligning right when closed and the lower interlock isnt being made when shut. Look and see if where the door pivots if it is broke or sagging down.

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POWER COMES ON WHEN PLUGGED IN


The orignal problem would have been a loose or misaligned door switch or holder on the lower door switch.

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

Page 37 shows the proper wiring and page 34 covers the switch adjustment.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

Instead of replacing the switch mount, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

I would recommend replace both the upper and lower switch now. You can order a universal type here for $5 each postpaid.

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

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you will need to replace the 20amp fuse above the control. also obviously fix the door switch. which can all be accesible through the control panel

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Microwave comes on on its own. What can be the problem?


I suggest you see a repairer but until then when ever it's not in use leave the door OPEN

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