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I cooked bacon and grits in microwave as I have many mornings. This morning microwave screen went blank. My husband turned off at breakerbox and it had pf. Is it fixable?

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Pf just means power failure

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SOURCE: MICROWAVE WON'T HEAT OR COOK

Sorry if you misunderstand, but I offer free advice so you or someone you know can fix things yourself.

Chances are you have a bad magnetron or other high voltage part, but I won't bother you with details now.

You take care of yourself.

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I spoke with a qualified microwave technician who advised me to buy a new microwave as the problem I was having indicated that the magnetron tube had blown. What a waste of time to ask for help from you.

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SOURCE: Venting of microwave - house stinks of bacon

Interesting post, because I have the same problem! I have spent the better part of today researching and taking our microwave apart (partially) to inspect the top portion re: outside vent. Everytime the microwave is on, the "active vent door" (manufacturer's term, not mine!) opens. Apparently this is normal. But it also opens when you turn on the vent fan, when cooking on the stovetop. I don't like this feature, because I think it 'overrides' the outside venting system. I double checked our outside vent to ensure that when this oven was installed, the person did in fact allow the flap to be open when the fan is on (he did). So I think what 'our' problem is, is that the microwave active vent sort of interferes with the outside vent, thus more of the cooking smell being blown into the house instead of the outdoors. I was thinking of simply disconnecting the gizmo that make the active vent door open each time you use the oven and/or vent fan option however I don't think that's a good idea as apparently the main purpose of the active vent door is to keep the electronics of the microwave oven from overheating. The more I read about this version of microwave, the less impressed I am with it. Lots of electronic issues with it. I am not fussy either with having the microwave over the cooktop. Sorry I don't have a solution for your problem but I do feel your pain!!!

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SOURCE: microwave stop working

my microwave oven just stopped heating giving me a f9 error .lights are on clock is working and the panel is ok.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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SOURCE: The glass turntable broke in 3 pieces this morning

The same thing happened to my microwave this morning while heating a cup of water, which broke into 3 pieces too before the water hadnt even hot.
Maybe you have already solved your problem and I just share my experience.
I am trying to call the manufacturer nearby and ask for the turntable, but I am afraid the new turntable dosent fit my a little bit old microwave.

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Display blank, power source OK.


A thermal switch probably sensed the temp as too high and opened. If it did not reset when cooled down then the thermal switch is of the type that required replacement. Take it to a repair shop unless you are capable of making electrical checks and doing this safely.

Jan 02, 2014 | Maytag MMV5207 Microwave Oven

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Venting of microwave - house stinks of bacon


Interesting post, because I have the same problem! I have spent the better part of today researching and taking our microwave apart (partially) to inspect the top portion re: outside vent. Everytime the microwave is on, the "active vent door" (manufacturer's term, not mine!) opens. Apparently this is normal. But it also opens when you turn on the vent fan, when cooking on the stovetop. I don't like this feature, because I think it 'overrides' the outside venting system. I double checked our outside vent to ensure that when this oven was installed, the person did in fact allow the flap to be open when the fan is on (he did). So I think what 'our' problem is, is that the microwave active vent sort of interferes with the outside vent, thus more of the cooking smell being blown into the house instead of the outdoors. I was thinking of simply disconnecting the gizmo that make the active vent door open each time you use the oven and/or vent fan option however I don't think that's a good idea as apparently the main purpose of the active vent door is to keep the electronics of the microwave oven from overheating. The more I read about this version of microwave, the less impressed I am with it. Lots of electronic issues with it. I am not fussy either with having the microwave over the cooktop. Sorry I don't have a solution for your problem but I do feel your pain!!!

Mar 21, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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The glass turntable broke in 3 pieces this morning while cooking bacon. The bacon was not yet cooked or even hot. It broke into 3 large pieces. The unit is not at all new. Does this sound normal? Did I do...


The same thing happened to my microwave this morning while heating a cup of water, which broke into 3 pieces too before the water hadnt even hot.
Maybe you have already solved your problem and I just share my experience.
I am trying to call the manufacturer nearby and ask for the turntable, but I am afraid the new turntable dosent fit my a little bit old microwave.

Dec 27, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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MICROWAVE WON'T HEAT OR COOK


Sorry if you misunderstand, but I offer free advice so you or someone you know can fix things yourself.

Chances are you have a bad magnetron or other high voltage part, but I won't bother you with details now.

You take care of yourself.

Jul 19, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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We just bought the microwave 2 days ago. Was cooking bacon & when I went to put more in it won't come on. The light is out & nothing will work. Checked the house fuse & unplugged the microwave...


I would guess that the magnetron overheated since bacon is a low-moisture food.

(Does your manual suggest putting a half-cup of water in the unit when cooking bacon or popcorn?)

If it didn't come back on (even after resetting the unit by unplugging it for a few minutes then trying again) then I would say the magnetron thermal cutout blew.

But since it's under warranty, GE will fix it for you free.

GE Customer Service is at http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

May 26, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Maytag Over the Range Microwave


Assuming the entire power line from the breaker to the microwave cord is okay, it's almost certainly a bad connection on the circuit board of the control panel assembly. For reference, we repair these from all over the country for $32.50 postpaid.

Oct 16, 2006 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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Starting by itself


Time for a service call. Should not turn on by itself at any cause. Circuit board is my guess. May be cheaper/easier to get new microwave. My first one lasted about 15 yrs--and the circuit board (touchpad) died. Bought new microwave oven.

Dec 12, 2005 | Emerson MW8775W Microwave Oven

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