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I HAVE A FRIDIGAIRE MICROWAVE THAT WILL NOT COOK. THE LIGHT COMES ON AND SO DOES THE TIMER, BUT IT DOESN'T HEAT. ANY IDEAS?

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Usually trouble in the HV circuit that runs the magnetron--CAUTION--about 3 to 5 thousand volts there when it works! May also be a bad door safety interlock switch.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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  1. Check the power diodeThis electronic component is responsible for transmitting current in one direction. If the diode becomes defective it will cause your microwave to not heat. Test the diode and replace it if necessary.
  2. High voltage capacitorResponsible for storing electricity, this part is a key component in any microwave. Remove, discharge, and test the capacitor to determine if it requires replacement.
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  4. Thermal CutoffsExamine the thermal cutoffs on both the magnetron and the oven itself. Take off one of the leads and using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check the terminals. If you get a result other than zero, replace the thermal cutoffs.

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I'd check to make sure you don't have a door switch that isn't functioning properly. Also, might be a control panel or control panel interface issue.

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IT'S THE MAGNITRON - CHEAPER TO BUY NEW THAN REPLACE - SORRY.

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If everything works on the unit, but you do not receive any heat or possibly the turntable does not turn you have a faulty magnetron (controls heat) and a faulty motor (controls turntable). You would require service on the unit, if parts are available. Some microwaves are so small in cubic foot size, that manufacturer's do not have parts available for purchase/repairs.

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HI..there is a heating filament of an oven MAGNETRON..it s responsible of producing heat to the oven..possibly this is defective ..this filament must be replaced by a new one..theres no problem with the motor cos it runs the table power and light button seems working..HOPE THIS HELPS

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Hi! the problem you have stated indicates that the magnetron its not functioning, check for busted fuse.

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Is this a microwave you are talking about? If the clock and timer works, the light comes on and the tray revolves, but it doesn't cook food or heat stuff up, it is most likely the magnetron. Probably best to just buy another, as the cost of repairs not worth it.

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you have either a bad keypad or control board.

If you have operation of some buttons and not others its the keypad. if you have no operation out of the buttons at all you have a bad control board.

If you turn your microwave on and it sets and the timer counts down you have a bad interlock switch..

please let me know exactly what your microwave does when you set the cook time

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The problem is that the magnatron is not getting power. Chance is that if could be a bolwn fuse inside the unit. If the fuse don't fix it then that leaves the charging diode, capacitor or the magnatron, or high voltage xformer of which without technical epertize I would not recomend attempting to replace. good luck

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