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What happens if you operate your microwave with nothing in it?

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The microwave tube still emits microwaves that bounce around inside the microwave which then hit the source of the microwaves - being the microwave tube, thus damageing the tube( It is like leaving an empty frying pan on the stove on high; the frying pan will burnt and of little cooking value.)

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Frigidaire microwave model ffmv164lsa constant beeping, with little symbol to the top left hand side of the clock displaying with the beep.


Hopefully no one sprayed a liquid cleaner directly onto or near the keypad...

From page 23 of the owner's manual:

"Wipe the microwave oven inside and out with a soft cloth and and warm (not hot) mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe completely dry."

"Clean the outside surface of the microwave with soap and a clean damp cloth. Dry with a clean soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts of the oven, do not let water seep into any vents or openings."

If there is moisture damage, it may dry out by itself if you leave it overnight with the door open. If not, the warranty would be voided and you'd have to arrange for out of warranty service.

If there is no moisture damage, and it failed not due to outside forces, then you should contact the manufacturer to arrange warranty service.

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GE Spacemaker Microwave JVM 1542WF 002 : everything works except the turntable and it won't heat. Have tried the TT on/off nothing happens. Have tried the power setting...nothing happens.


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Diagnosing this kind of trouble may require working on the oven while it's operating. MICROWAVE OVENS USE HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES WHICH CAN KILL YOU. You might want to leave the repair to a professional because of safety concerns. Unless the circuit board requires replacement, it's probably worth having this repaired. Unlike some repairs, this one won't cost as much as a new oven.

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Test it. Put a bowl of water in the microwave and place a small (1 or 2 sq inches) piece of aluminum fold next to it. Power the microwave on for 2 or 3 seconds. If the foil sparks, the oven is creating microwaves and should be functioning correctly. If nothing happens to the foil, then you have no microwaves being generated by the klystron tube.

You can spend 80 to 150 dollars to have the oven checked and repaired or you can find another on Craig's List in your community for less than 100 dollars. Alternately, you can replace with a new one for whatever you are able to spend (from 95 to 600 dollars).

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HI. your control board has failed. you will need to replace the control board asap if possible.

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1 of 2 issues is the main 20 amp fuse the other issue could be the thermal fuse..

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