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My frigidare microwave model #FFMV162LB (about 5 years old) stopped working. I was cooking last night, and in the middle of it, the table stopped turning and the heat stopped. The timer still works and the light turns on - just no cooking power. What could be the problem?

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After 5 years of service, there could have been a magnetron failure but the door interlock (latch) could have failed which would acccount for the turntable failure.

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The most likely problem is the magnetron. Check your warranty in owners manual, I believe you have five year warranty on magnetron.

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The simplies is the fuse, which is located inside the unit, you need a screwdriver to open it

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All lights are operational. Model number is FMV156DBC.

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Could be a blown fuse in the HV transformer primary circuit,bad connections to the magnetron filament,open thermal protector or thermal fuse,

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Check the plug. If the vault is 110v or 220v etc.

If the plug seems to be right, but still not
working, you should buy a new one
with a good name brand you can trust.
It's better than paying for repairs and future repairs.

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