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Goldstar MV1501 Everything works, the keypad, light inside, clock, etc. The turntable won't turn and it wont heat. Is it worth getting fixed or just buying a new one?

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Re: Goldstar MV1501

In most cases this is a bad door switch or a broken or loose door switch mount.

This is very economical for the average do-it-yourselfer as opposed to a service call, which may cost $75 to get someone in the door then another $50 or so to fix it, plus parts.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya:

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

We appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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