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Over the range microwave doesn't work properly

The only things that work are: lights inside and outside; 30 sec button. We have unplugged hoping to reset, but it didn't work.

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SOURCE: Panasonic NN-2501 Microwave Oven range hood

It is possible that the magnatron is bad but hard to say on a no heat problem without checking all components. A lot of model give 5-7 yr warranty on that part.

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have a good look at front to see reset??.press it once it comes back on unplug from the wall and & open it up and go to the part and give it a good clean with wd40, check the push pad for ware & tare dirt gathers and builds up

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: microwave settings switch off after 22 secs/30 secs

If it stops after 22 seconds, that means the controller has detected a problem, usually a problem with the inverter, controller, magnetron, or a bad connection from one or the other.

Due to the lethal voltages used and produced in inverters, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.

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SOURCE: Cleaned the microwave now it doesn't work

If you just cleaned the microwave, the windex may have not evaporated. The windex soulution causes a short in the electronics and the MW will not work correctly until the windex is fully evaporated.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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Frigidaire microwave model ffmv164lsa constant beeping, with little symbol to the top left hand side of the clock displaying with the beep.


Hopefully no one sprayed a liquid cleaner directly onto or near the keypad...

From page 23 of the owner's manual:

"Wipe the microwave oven inside and out with a soft cloth and and warm (not hot) mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe completely dry."

"Clean the outside surface of the microwave with soap and a clean damp cloth. Dry with a clean soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts of the oven, do not let water seep into any vents or openings."

If there is moisture damage, it may dry out by itself if you leave it overnight with the door open. If not, the warranty would be voided and you'd have to arrange for out of warranty service.

If there is no moisture damage, and it failed not due to outside forces, then you should contact the manufacturer to arrange warranty service.

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Samsung microwave.....there is power and lights but no heat and timing is all screwed up, ie, moves thru 30 secs i9n 3 seconds!


The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.

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Micro wave oven light works as a work light but when you hit the button for the night light to come on it doesn't come on hit the button again and it's off


The problem is on the control panel, which can be repaired economically.

There is a a YouTube video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Hi when i set the microwave at 100 watts for 1 min it starts and stops working by itself when timer reaches 38 sec and it also dosent make the beeping sound in the end.please help


The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes and try again.

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I have a GE microwave that doesn't work.


you have two options...
Depending if the unit is a countertop unit or a above the stove version.
unplug the unit... wait 10 seconds... then plug it back in... if that doesnt clear it, then you will need to be handy and get to the inside and reseat the connections on the touchpad...

GE's us an embedded processor and those numeric pads are a "set" of pads as opposed to the "Pre programmed" smart buttons...
Hopefully it's a intermittent connection...
and you didnt get a "static" hit by inclement weather, or static electricity buildup...
you need to decide if it's worth opening up the unit to look... and allways unplug if you do.

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When I press the clock button, the microwave turns on and starts counting down from 30 seconds. The stop/clear button will not work to stop it. I have to open the door to stop it. I unplug it but it...


Hello :

It could be bad door switch or loose door switch mount . There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly .


good luck .

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Mar 30, 2010 | Amana ACO1520A Microwave Oven

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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

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Cleaned the microwave now it doesn't work


If you just cleaned the microwave, the windex may have not evaporated. The windex soulution causes a short in the electronics and the MW will not work correctly until the windex is fully evaporated.

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Kitchenaid ykcms135h intermittent problem.


if you are not a tech kindly take your microwave to a tech for repairs.the diodes or the cap high voltage is your culprit.good luck.

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