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Microwave The microwave was turned on without anything inside it. Now it will not heat. Is there any reset on this model MMV1153AAW

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Magnatron is suspect. Need to put a voltmeter on the input (primary) side to the high-voltage transformer (big heavy iron thing in there) Should be getting 120Vac when it goes to cook cycle. Don't touch the other (high voltage) side of this transformer. If the power is there, you are looking at replacing the magnatron. Its affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup "universal magnatron"

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My microwave turntable stopped turning but the microwave still heats up and works, otherwise.

You didn't say what model microwave you have, but most that I have seen have two separate circuits inside. One operates the magnetron (which makes the microwaves) and the other operates the other things like the turntable or the inside light etc.. It is quite possible that you have a problem in that second circuit. This allows the heating without the turning. To fix this type of problem, if indeed that is the case, requires some skillful trouble shooting inside the microwave which I don't recommend your try unless you are a skilled technician, because of dangerous voltages. Go ahead and post the brand and model number and I can be more specific as to what action to take.

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My Frigidaire microwave model PLMV169DCB turn table stop working & wont heat up

Thank you for your inquiry, Justin!

From the information you have provided your Frigidaire microwave is not turning and it has stopped heating up. It sounds like the motor, magnetron, or control panel may need to be replaced inside of your microwave. This could also be a miscommunication within your microwave and a reset could help clear it out. You can reset your microwave by flipping the household circuit breaker off for at least ten minutes. If that does not help correct your issue I would suggest contacting a professional technician for proper diagnosis and repair. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt

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I have a maytag microwave model # mmv1153aaw..the light and/or air vent turn on all by themselves..I hear a beep, go into the kitchen and the vent is running or the light is on. Is this a fire hazard??...

I have a MMV1153BAB. My service tech mentioned that if use of the surface units overheat the microwave, the microwave fan will come on automatically.

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There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)

But if when you start to microwave, if the turntable, inside light and internal light are not on, then you instead have a bad door switch or door switch mount, in which case you should see this:

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Reply back and I can help you more. These failures happens to new or old microwaves.

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Normally the hood / exhaust fan comes on when you turn it on, or when the temperature at the bottom of the microwave gets high enough to close the hood thermostat.

Sometimes a failure of the hood thermostat or on the control board can cause intermittent or unintended operation of the hood fan.

A thermostat can only trip so many time before it fails permanently.

One way to test it is to unplug one wire from the thermostat, tape it up to prevent it from shorting, and see how it acts for a couple of days.

If it stops failing, the hood thermostat is bad., If it continues to fail, chances are you have a failure on the control board, which we can repair for $39.95 in most cases.

We have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

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

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my guess would be the wave cover. sometimes they smoke and makes sparking sounds. does it still heat food?...if it does, then its not the magnetron.

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