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Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips

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Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: TIMER COUNTS DOWN, MICROWAVE DOES NOT TURN ON

To actons2 - 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.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

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.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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.

Note to Austin8181 - Your problem is not quite the same.

Please report as a separate request and of course please include your brand and model number.

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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: timer counts down but nothing happens

one of three of your micro switches that monitor your door is bad. easy to fix. remove control panel and u will see the switches that the roll cam for your door hits.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: MCM1290A Microwave Oven: the timer counts down but it wont heat or the turn...

Probably a bad door switch. See this file.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Light on ,timer counting down but not turning or

See this file on door switches.

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Posted on May 16, 2010

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SOURCE: frigidaire model cfmv156fmc allows programming,

If the inside light comes on when you try to cook, but the turntable and internal cooling fan do NOT, then that's a bad bottom door switch or that switch's mount.

See this helpful text file.

If the inside light, turntable, and internal cooling fan DO all come on when you try to cook, but it does not cook, then you have a bad relay or connection on the control circuit board, which we can repair for $39.95. Details here.

We have the service manual and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

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