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Wacked out microwave

Microwave does not heat and the turn table stopped working...started intermitant not heating a while ago. light comes on and fan runs.

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  • asp2928 Aug 22, 2008

    sometimes when i turn on my microwave the turntable will not turn, and when it doesn't turn the food does not cook, this does not happen every time but when it does happen i have to hit the side of the microwave and it usually starts turning

  • mmosher41 Dec 22, 2008

    solution was buying a new microwave.....control board wacked out....poor quality circuit board assembly. board cost 50.00 less than a whole new microwave. control board built in mexico....how about that free trade agreement.

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I was told by Maytag Service Tech opening the door while unit is on causes the door switches to burn out with time. Popcorn cooking is notorious for opening the door while the unit is still operating timing down.

Impatient people pull the door open with one or two seconds remaing when they hear the food popping and sizzling.

Always use the Stop/Pause button.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be 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 may 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 only need a switch, you can order one from us 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.

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

William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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