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Frigidaire microwave won t turn off

We hava a 10yr old frigidaire microwave that runs when the door is closed. In other words, the fan and light run when you close the door, even though there is no cook time programmed. Also, you can try and program cook times, but they will not run Any ideas?



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  • Fownser Nov 08, 2007

    How confident are you about the solution to this problem? Just wanted to look at every angle before we spend several hundred collars on a new unit. If you are sure about the recomendation....any thoughts on what brand microwave to consider that will last and have a favorable price point? Thanks...

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Frigidaire.microwave hums when the doors closed

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    When I have finished cooking after closing door my microwave still runs



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This is a problem with your programme timer these can be expensive to replace and because of the age you will probably be better buying a complete new unit as you could repair it and you could come across other related problems and could end up spending a fortune sorry i couldnt be any more help

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  • paul proctor Nov 08, 2007

    as i am not in us i wouldnt be able to advise on what is the best one as we have different brands plus you probably get the news ones out before we do but from experiance ive found sanyo and panasonic are good units and tend to last a bit longer than others you could price a timer but you will probably find as i did that it is cheaper to buy new one sorry couldnt be anymore help and morphy richards do some stylish ones if you are after stainless steel ones try a morphy richards as these tend to last for ages and usually have staniless steel touch controll witch are more protected than the older ones the timers stand up to higher demands of use hope this is some help.......................................................



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