Question about Electrolux Microwave Ovens
I have to stand up close and even squint to see the numbers displayed. I don't know if this is just how this microwave is or if there is a defect. Any thoughts? Oh and it is a brand new microwave-just installed and not ever been used.
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Posted on May 25, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Sparking / Popping Microwave
GE had a rash of "underperforming" magnetrons on these units. They replace the magnetron, stirrer and high-voltage diode at no charge for parts as long as a GE-authorized service center does the work. Sometimes the unit gets run too long in a failing state and the waveguide and chassis of the oven get damaged. To see if yours is covered, see this bulletin: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf Otherwise, you need to contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 as soon as possible and tell them your problem and they will put you in touhc with a local authorized servicer.
Posted on Apr 05, 2007
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Posted on Nov 18, 2007
SOURCE: Need a user manual for
First of all, here is a direct link to the ONLINE USER'S MANUAL for that model:
And here is a link to the wiring diagram for that model:
And here is a link to the installation instructions:
To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.
You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.
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Posted on May 25, 2011
SOURCE: My microwave readout say "SE"/
This is indicating a bad keypad. There is a quick reset solution and that is to unplug the unit for a while and plug it back in. But if this is brand new it needs to go back to the dealer you purchased it from. One quick note, do not ever use a liquid cleaner on the touch pad these can leach into the electronics and kill them. The following is the service note from Samsung on this issue.
For all error indications, including the SE or 5E error, try unplugging the microwave from the outlet for at least ten minutes and then plug it back in. If the error persists, the microwave may require service. Please use our ASC Locater to find your nearest Authorzied Service Center."
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Posted on Aug 16, 2011
We have three service manuals covering the PLMV169 series, which you can download free:
They're all pretty similar.
You can usually find parts from the Pros here.
If not, contact Electrolux at the phone number on the front of the service manual.
It may be the C/T fuse (thermal fuse located above the magnetron) or the oven cavity thermal cutout, located on the top of the cavity.
Accessing these two parts for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.
If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.
You can download Electrolux / Frigidaire owner's manuals and installation instructions here.
It may also be that there was a power surge which damaged the control circuit board, activating the built-in surge protection.
This is not resettable. The circuit board has to be repaired. We do that for $39.95, details here.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2011
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