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Goldstar MV1526W won't run

Fan turns on and lights come on, but the turntable will not turn and it will not cook. Is it the magnetron or a board that won't kick it on?

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  • lgcrap Dec 26, 2007

    Fan turns on and lights come on, but the turntable will not turn and it will not cook. Is it the magnetron or a board that won't kick it on?

  • donkell Feb 26, 2008

    The microwave won't heat. The turn table only turns when the door is
    open. The lights , buttons and fans work. There is no heat.

  • fah_bio Aug 29, 2008

    Mine is doing exactly the same thing...Fan and light works but no turn table and no heat. I have found that if I push upward on the bottom corner of the door it will work, but once released it usually stops working again.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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It sounds like you have a bad door switch or mount. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can order parts here: Door switches and other common parts should be available at local appliance parts stores and home centers.

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Ok i had the same problem i took out the switch's and replaced the top one and it took care of the problem. switch part number is vp533aof i hope this helps you


We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week with a one-year guarantee.

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