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Won't cook Oven starts to cook then quits. Sometimes it doesn't start at all. Sometimes it starts the inside light flashes and then it quits. Key pad works fine. Turntable works. We tried it with the turntable off but got the same result. Thanks for any help. Keith

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Check for any holes in the microwave, then also checkplugs/electrical. if ALL this doesn't work.. then you probably need a new microwave, or return the microwave to the shop, saying that it is a manufacturer fault.
Trust me, many microwaves have done this.

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  • 1.8 CF Oven Cavity
  • Electronic Touch Controls
  • 950 Watts
  • Display On/Off Yes (option pad)
  • Add 30 Seconds Instant-On
  • Cooking System CircuWave┬«
  • Defrost - Auto / Time / 1 lb. Quick Defrost
  • Delay Start
  • Express Cook Instant-on 1-6 minutes
  • Instant On Controls
  • Micro / Time Cook I & II
  • 10 Power Levels
  • Wire Oven Rack
  • Cooktop Lighting - Bright/Night/Off
  • Demo Mode
  • Interior Oven Light - Halogen
  • Night Light (option pad)
  • Child Lockout
  • Easy Mount Installation
  • Exhaust Fan 3 Speed Plus Boost (315 CFM)
  • Cooking Complete Reminder
  • Timer (On/Off)
  • Reminder (24 hr)
  • Sound Volume Control - 4 levels
  • Sensor Controls
  • Beverage Instant-On
  • Popcorn Instant-on
  • Potatoes Instant-on
  • Reheat Instant-On
  • Sensor Controls
  • Vegetables Instant-on, 3 pads (canned, frzn, fresh)
  • SmartControl System
  • Clock Plus AM/PM pad
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Custom Pad
  • Electronic Scrolling Digital Display - 2 line
  • Help Pad
  • Variable Scroll Speed - 5 Speeds (Options Pad)
  • 14.25 " Turntable - Glass Recessed
  • Turntable On / Off
  • 2 Wire Oven Racks; 2 Positions
  • Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit JX81B

Dec 15, 2014 | GE Microwave Ovens

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R-402JW-T won't cook


From your description you have a bad door switch, there are usually a few of them located inside the microwave under the keypad control board that will need a digital meter to trouble shoot.

Jun 28, 2012 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Will work, but, does not heat up anything


When you press the "Start" pad to begin cooking, do the inside light, cooling fan, and turntable ALL come on?

If not, which do and don't?

Is the oven louder or quieter than usual?

Dec 12, 2011 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

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Microwave Oven Does Not Start Cooking


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.

If yours is not shown at the parts site or manual site linked above, Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

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

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Locking or Unlocking the oven control panel
1. Access Select Function Menu
2. Turn knob clockwise until Lock Keys is flashing
3.Touch Start. Key Pad locked is displayed.

4. To unlock keypads, touch cooking mode and hold for 5 seconds. Display will read unlocking key pad

5. When unlocked the clock will again appear in the display.

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Microwave oven


Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 Feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions. I appreciate your thoughtful rating of my reply.

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Danby microwave m # 1153


danby dmw11536 my microwave oven start beeping all the time. i can start it if ipush the cancel button, ordinarely once but sometimes it won't start unless you unplug it. also disylay shows 1:00 but keep time of cooking anyway. after it returns to beeping all the time, sometime you have to leave it unplugged for a couple of hours. danby dmw11536

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