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Problem with Maytag MMV5000BDB Microwave

The other day my wife says she heard a pop from the microwave. Now turntable and inside lights won't work. Also outside lights will not work. The microwave still works, but does not sound as if it is at full power. Any suggestions, or should I just replace it. Thanks.

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  • learning1986 Mar 17, 2008

    I closed the microwave door, heard a pop and thought I saw a spark. The microwave will still turn on, but it doesn't sound like it has full power. However, when we put something in, it seems to heat it very quickly. Is it time to replace?


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The problem is almost certainly on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This often can affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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