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I have a Frigidaire overstove microwave model CFMV164LS and the time keeps speeding up. Can you tell me if it’s an easy fix or can it be fixed

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Usually the cost of a Control Panel cost more than replacing the whole unit.

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SOURCE: Microwave ahs power but doesn't heat.

The most common causes for a lack of heating are a bad door switch, a loose connection on the magnetron, a bad magnetron, bad connection on the control circuit board, a bad relay on the board, bad high voltage diode, or bad high voltage transformer. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here:

Posted on Sep 28, 2007


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SOURCE: My fan nor lights work on my Frigidaire microwave PLMV168KC4

Assuming you're talking about the hood vent exhaust fan and the cooktop lights, my solution is below. If not, please write back with details.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2009


William Miller

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SOURCE: microwave turns on by itself

You have a shorting membrane keypad. If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.

Contact Westinghouse Small Kitchen Appliances at 800-245-0600 or 800-947-3745 or visit here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: the fan and counter top


Check the power cord and ensure it is firmly connected in the microwave and in the local power supply. If it is not connected completely, certain components on the microwave may work, but others will not.

Remove all other appliances from the same electrical circuit so that the microwave is the only appliance plugged into that particular circuit.

Unplug the microwave and unscrew the light bulb in the microwave. Replace with a new light bulb and plug the microwave back on.

Firmly close the microwave door and press "Stop/Cancel" to ensure the timer was not pressed instead of the cooking feature.

Reprogram the microwave for the desired cooking time and press "Start". The microwave should now cook properly

If all these steps does not work Contact an authorized service technician.


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