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My maytag mmv5186a was heating something up and power went off now dose not turn on at all . checked plug socket is good outlet breaker is good but microwave oven dose not turn on

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Microwave clock and panel was lit in am wasn't used but in evening when went to use it isn't lit and won't work at all


Hello Anonymous

At the risk of starting with the very basics, when you say that the clock and panel aren't lit and wont' work at all, the first place to look is the wall power. You may be missing power from the wall because:
  1. The microwave isn't plugged in. Someone may have yanked a plug to plug in a mixer, phone charger, thanksgiving animated ornament, or what have you. Trace the cord back and make sure it's plugged in.
  2. Make sure the outlet has power. Take some plug-in-able item and plug to the outlet and see if it can turn on. If not:
  1. A number of kitchen outlets may have GFI switches, especially if they are anywhere near sinks. The GFI may have been tripped. There should be a reset switch in the middle of the plug. See if it's tripped, and reset if necessary.
  2. The breaker may have been tripped. Most kitchen circuits are wired to 20Amp breakers. If this is elsewhere in the house, like in an entertainment room or such, it is likely a 15 Amp outlet. Microwaves can draw a fair amount of power. Someone using another kitchen appliance, hair dryer, or what have you, on the same circuit, may have tripped the breaker. Newer code may specify an AFI or GFI breaker for kitchen outlets. In that case, a fault with something else on the circuit may have tripped the breaker. If that is the case, and it trips again, talk to an electrician. You don't want a fault like that undiagnosed.

    3) You may also want to try plugging the microwave into another outlet, even if the normal outlet seems OK

    If there's wall power and a good plug-in, then you work back to the microwave itself. A number will have fuses. Also, there may be interlocks that kick in if, for instance, the carousel rotation is impeded - that can mean something on the carousel is hitting a wall, which can risk tipping something over and spilling, or risk mucking up the reduction gears for the carousel axle if it keeps pushing.

    At that point, looking for specifics on your microwave model will be needed. You may also try the Microsoft Support approach - i.e unplug it for 5 minutes, then plug it back in and see if it works.

    Hoping this helps, Good Luck!

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Everything went out


you blew a circuit breaker...find fuse panel and reset breaker. It will be the one that is tripped

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Will not heat food


HELLO.

The solution to make your microwave oven to be able to heat food is detailed given below.

1 Make sure the door is closed. If the door is not closed tight, the microwave will not function.Sometimes food will get stuck in the door and prevent the latch from working. Use the paper towel to get the food out, then close the door carefully and listen for the latch to click.

2 Check the power sources. First, make sure the microwave is plugged in; the plug may have shifted or slipped partway out of the socket. If it is plugged in and still does not work, voltage test the outlet the microwave is plugged into. If you are not getting a reading, the breaker is probably blown. Reset the breaker for that outlet in your home's circuit breaker box.

3 Reset the microwave breaker. Take the back cover of the microwave off with a screwdriver. Inside you will find a motor. Most microwave motors have a small red reset button on them. Hit that button. Your microwave should work again if the breaker was the issue.

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The trip breaker in my home for the electrical outlet keep tripping off what do i do. the breaker in my electircal box for my electrical socket keep tripping off


go to the qualified electricians on your place... but there is some helpful tips that can help you.. (1) for continued protection before starting. turn off the main circuit breaker. (2) unplug all the appliances or equipment installed... (3) check all the wall socket outlet... look for any damages on the wall socket... if the wall socket outlet have no signs of burned or wet marked, try to turn on the circuit breaker. check if the problem is solved.. (4) if the wall socket outlet have a signs of burned or wet marked.. just replace that w/ the same type of socket... check also the appliances that may caused the problem... the easiest way to know is to look at the socket plug itself... ty

Jun 21, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave has no power when plunged in


1) Plug the microwave into the outlet if the microwave won't power up. Make sure the plugs on the microwave match the type of outlet. A four-pronged outlet can only be used with a four-pronged plug. Same with three-pronged outlets---they only work with three-pronged plugs.
2) Inspect the plug. Make sure it hasn't been cut or tampered with. Four-pronged plugs can't be cut down to fit a three-pronged outlet. Three-pronged plugs mustn't be forced into four-pronged outlets. A three-pronged plug mustn't be used in a two-pronged outlet, either.
3) Replace blown fuses, or if there's a circuit breaker, check it for tripped breakers. Sometimes the trip won't be obvious, so cycle the circuit breakers. Turn them all the way off and then back on again.
4) Plug another appliance in the outlet. You will find this easier with three-pronged appliances. Simply plug a toaster, or other appliance into the microwave's outlet, and see if it works. If it works, you know the problem is with the microwave, not the power circuit. Have the microwave serviced or replace it. If the toaster or other appliance doesn't turn on, you know the problem is with the circuit.

Apr 04, 2011 | Maytag Microwave Ovens

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Our microwave is not heating and the turntable is also not working. When I try to cook something the timer starts counting down but nothing else happens.


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Nov 03, 2010 | Maytag MMV5186A Microwave Oven

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We have Maytag Model: VM12AV-1, microwave oven. This morning when I pushed the start button to heat for a 40 second period all powwer on microwave went out. I checked the power outlet to oven, and we had...


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All the possible problems will mean removing that thing...it is likely that a fuse inside blew, but that may be a sign of bigger problems...


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Lg micorwave, lam1180st refridgerator and microwave were plugged into the same outlet. i heard a loud pop. circuit breaker popped. i reset and the frige works fine. Microwave does not have power. the...


It is possible that the interconnection link(s) between the two sockets in the duplex outlet have blown apart. Turn off power at the electrical panel for this circuit, remove the outlet from it's box, and check the interlink on both sides. If obviously burned, replace the socket. A better option is to run another duplex cable from the breaker box to the outlet from a new breaker, cut the interconnections on the new socket, and wire the new cable to the isolated part of the socket. This supplies full power to each half and allows both units to run at the same time.

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Will not heat


Begin by plugging something else into that outlet. If the outlet is dead you will have to check the electrical panel and either reset the breaker or replace the fuse.

If you have power at that outlet and the microwave just won't heat you are going to be better off getting a new one than paying for a repair.

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Kenmore microwave wont heat food


I would suspect you have a failed high voltage transformer or maybe magnetron.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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