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Frigidaire won't run

My FMV156EM just stopped cooking one day. The timer will count down, but the motor won't run and cook. If I press on the door, the fan starts up and timer counts down, but yet again it doesn't cook. Any suggestions?? Do I get a new microwave or get it fixed?

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  • gjdibrandi Dec 02, 2008

    just moved in...was running but when I went to use again, timer runs but unit not running...I need a user guide...

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Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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SOURCE: timer will run, but won't cook

Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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