Question about Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven
Our microwave is one year old and it sudenly stopped working. The light is on and the time clicks but the food does not get heated and the rotating glass top also does not rotate anymore. Can you tell me what could be wrong with this microwave.
Yes. This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a misaligned door hinge.
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.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
We ahve a frigadaire under the counter unit. It probably is 5years old. We did not install it. Unfortuantely I turned it on for 5 minutes to cook potatoes-forgot to put the potatoes in! Senoir moment.! It did not runa t all-no lights. Unplugged it-checked circuit breaker-checked outlet. A few minutes later-lights came on-clok works. It runs , but does not heat up HELP!
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
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