Question about Goldstar Microwave Ovens
I have a Goldstar microwave model no.: MV1610WW. It isn't heating the food.
I had the same thing happen to my microwave and the Magnatron was the bad part. There are some things that you can check and I would be glad to help. I bought the parts for around $70.00, but mine was a built in unit.
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Posted on May 22, 2009
If a Goldstar, LG or Zenith MV1610 or MV1608 is running but not seeming to heat a load placed in center of turntable, its probably because the "stirrer" intended to spread microwaves generated by the magnetron around the cook chamber is stuck so that most all the heating is directed toward the back and top rather than the center of the cook chamber. This usually occurs after cooking for longer than a minute with no load in the cook chamber - as when a model w/o a timer (such as a MV1608) is intentionally operated in cook mode to serve as a kitchen timer, or when a model with a timer function (such a MV1610) is accidentally operated for longer than a minute w/o any load. Before assuming the magnetron (usually warranted for 5, 8 or even 10 years) or other high voltage component such as diode or capacitor needs to be replaced, try "cooking" a 16 oz pyrex cup of water at full power on the outer edge of the turntable for 2-3 minutes - which usually reactivates the "stirrer" and restores normal cooking function.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
This problem could be attributed to one of 2 reasons:
a. The most common is a defective magnetron. LG provides a 8 years warranty on that part and it is best to call their service to get this fixed free.
b. The control card behind the front panel has a defective relay that sends power to the magnetron. Unfortunately this will require the replacement of the entire board as the relay is not easy to find.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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