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Goldstar model MV-1515W over the range microwave. Runs everything works but won't heat and hums a bit louder than it use to. Anything I can do to fix???? Fuse, reset, throw away????

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Please do not take offence to this answer. Please seek the advice of a qualified person because the capacitors in a microwave are dangerous. Handled wrong at best you will get a severe shock and minor burns at worse its lethal. I know what is wrong with it and a qualified engineer might charge about 80 pounds to fix but my conscience wont allow me to tell you in case it goes badly wrong for you.

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For Goldstar / LG / L.G. help, call 1-800-243-0000 (M-F, 7am-8pm CT, Sat 8-5 CT) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu or visit here.

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Since it sounds louder than before, it is probably a bad high voltage diode or magnetron.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

Sears may send you a magnetron to install yourself since it's under warranty. For that or warranty service, contact Sears at http://www.sears.com.

You can save about $75 by taking it to the shop yourself, as opposed to an in-home service call.

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Could be the high voltage capacitor or the diode. Both can easily be checked with the proper ohm meter. It could also be the magnetron tube which you really cannot check. Bill

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The Magnetron in your unit is no longer resonating properly. The Magnetron produces the microwave frequencies and when it resonates properly, it will provide the excitation to heat your item(s). As well, the diode that accompanies the magnetron needs to be replaced as well. Should it be under warranty, take it back. Out of warranty? Have an appliance tech repair it (usually around $175) or get a new microwave.

This is typical for most microwaves. No such thing as quality any more.

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You can order Goldstar / LG parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

The model number would be MV-1515W if it's white, and MV-1515B if it's black, but those parts will be the same in both versions.
If you're having trouble with the cooktop lights either staying on or not coming on after they have blown and been replaced, your need your control circuit board repaired. Details are here.

Jun 07, 2013 | Goldstar MV-1515 Microwave Oven

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I have a goldstar model mv1526b microwave it has a weird hum and wont heat. Everything else seems ok.


It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.

YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

This is a job for a professional but if you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!any capacitors are discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.


Feb 25, 2011 | Goldstar MV-1526 Microwave Oven

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Goldstar microwave model mv-1310B problems, when turned on there is an unfamiliar hum and no heat being generated. Are parts available and is this type of problem frequent with this model?


in 99 % of cases the problem is the magnatron it is a very expensive part and unless the microwave is well worth the money we normally write the units off


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Dec 08, 2010 | Goldstar MV-1310W/B Microwave Oven

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Gold Star 1515W microwave not heating up and when


The magnetron (the part that heats the food) may be bad or the circuitry to the magnetron may have burned out. Basically my advice is that if you have no electrical expertise, it isn't worth fixing. The magnetron if bad, costs almost as much as a new microwave. If you open it up (make sure it has been unplugged for a few hours and don't seen any obvious burnt parts, then most likely the magnetron is done and a new microwave is the way to go.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

Jul 17, 2010 | Goldstar MV-1515 Microwave Oven

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Everything appears to be working with our microwave except it is not heating or cooking. All other functions appear to be o.k. I am not 100% sure of the model number and I'm not at my house to get that...


To allow us to help you effectively (at no charge), please post a NEW problem to FixYa, and please include your brand name and the full model number from the tag in or on the unit, your symptoms ("runs but no heat"), as well as the answers to these questions:

- When you try to microwave are the inside light, internal cooling fan and turntable all working?

- Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

(A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.)

We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

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My goldstar mv1501B won't heat anything. What' wrong?


everything works except the heating system what shell i do?

Mar 25, 2009 | Goldstar MV-1501 Microwave Oven

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Installation instructions for goldstar mv 1515w microwave


For Goldstar / LG / L.G. help, call 1-800-243-0000 (M-F, 7am-8pm CT, Sat 8-5 CT) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu or visit here.

Goldstar manuals can be downloaded here.

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

Jul 30, 2008 | Goldstar Microwave Ovens

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the bullet fuse to the klystron circuit may have blown
it is a thermal bullet fuse ,
google that to see what it looks like.
if you have a ohm meter it will give low ,closed resistance.

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