We hava a 10yr old frigidaire microwave that runs when the door is closed. In other words, the fan and light run when you close the door, even though there is no cook time programmed. Also, you can try and program cook times, but they will not run Any ideas?
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Re: frigidaire microwave won t turn off
This is a problem with your programme timer these can be expensive to replace and because of the age you will probably be better buying a complete new unit as you could repair it and you could come across other related problems and could end up spending a fortune sorry i couldnt be any more help
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I see that the internal light and fan continues to run on your Electrolux microwave with the door close. This sounds like the issue is related to a faulty door switch. I am fairly confident that an authorized service agent will be able to restore your microwave to its normal operating condition. You can often locate a qualified service technician on the manufacturer website. Hope this helps! - Z
I have exactly the same problem. Everything works perfectly even fan, except microwave table won't turn. I just found out what's the problem... The door for some reason is sitting too low now, even though it is not obvious at all. It looks leveled with everything else, but it's not. Set your Microwave to let's say 30 seconds and turn it on. It will not do anything... but you just gently lift the door (while closed of course) few millimeters and your Microwave will start running like new. There is something wrong with those latches on the door, not touching the microswitches inside the Microwave. Doors must be properly closed in order for Microwave to work. This is due to poorly design. I yet have to figure out how to fix that permanently.
That problem could happen because of a bad door switch .
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 .
That could happen because of slamming the door and not closing it gently .
WARNING : A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .
We have a similar problem! It sounds like a problem with the microswitch inside the unit that the door is suppose to engage when closed. If not engaged properly, it will not cook. We had the switch replaced last March but it has started acting up again. We can press in on the door and/or lift it slightly and it will cook. Try putting time on the counter and hit start. It the word "cook" appears then try moving the door slightly and see if the turntable starts turning. If not, then you may have a more serious problem. Good luck!
Just checked the GE website. Had the same problem with my 5 year old microwave. GE website says to close and open the door quickly three times. First time I did this it didn't work. Second time I closed the door with some significant force and reopened it more quickly. Worked. Unplugged the microwave, plugged it back in, still fine.