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Frigidaire Microwave Over the Range

Our Microwave just quit cooking last night. I had been heating a bowl of food. The light inside comes on and the times ticks down but nothing else happens. What is the potential problem? We did unplug it to try to do a "reset" on it. Didn't do any good. The microwave is 3 years old and only used for defrosting and re-heating primarily.

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  • AmyMK1 Aug 05, 2008

    Appreciate the input but I suppose the only way to know for sure which part would need to be replaced is to have someone look at it. Unless you can tell me how we definitely figure that out.

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It could be one of several things. A defective diode, triode, high-voltage capacitor, or even a faulty magnetron. Find your appliance model number, go to, http://www.apwagner.com and put your number in the model search. They should have breakdowns of many most current models. This way you can know what is what and what to look for. Good luck

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