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Frigidaire prof. series microwave PLMBZ209GCA not working. Display comes on. No sound (fan). Dont know if microwaving function is working properly or not. Any suggestions?

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Two things could have happen to your machine.
One the magnetron is dead and needs replacement.
Second the high tension power which supplies power to the magnetron could have been screwed up and need to be replaced or repaired.
The fact that the fan is not running I suspect it may be a power board issue.

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

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SOURCE: frigidaire microwave light turns on, fan does not, does not heat

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

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.

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.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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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.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Everything works except the microwave function

yes there are fuses inside it,,,but,,,there is also a lot of volts still in it too, "ie, 1000's" and they bite too,
bit like a police stun gun will,,but they may not just stun you,,they could very well kill you,, so be warned!
also the fuses are not the normal sizes you would have at home, and some of them are "slow blow" type and some are "fast blow" type,,, and one is at least 1 to 4 1000 volts type?
and my gess is a fuse has poped becouse the magnatron has given up the ghost and poped its clogs!!! like its dead! and a new magnatron would be dearer than a new microwave to have fitted,,
so,,,get a new unit,,dont tinker with it and stay alive!

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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