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How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Microwave

How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Microwave

There is nothing more exciting than unboxing your Frigidaire microwave. The possibilities are endless, whether you intend on using it to heat up popcorn or revitalize old leftovers. There is nothing less exciting, however, than finding a problem with your device.

Fortunately, many of your microwave’s issues are fixable. Below, we’ve compiled a guide to help you troubleshoot your oven. If you find that none of these solutions is the answer to your problem, Frigidaire has a limited warranty on all of its products. You could have your microwave or its parts replaced at no cost.

Frigidaire Microwave Won’t Power On

Frigidaire Microwave’s user manual says that your oven will need about 120 volts of power to power on. This is perfect for in-home use since the average power outlet emits that same amount.

If your microwave doesn’t turn on, it could be a problem with its plugged outlet. Here are some options that you have when remedying this issue:

  • Check your fuse box. Make sure that the switch that powers on the microwave’s outlet is on. If you are unsure which fuse you should be looking at, they all should be pointing right. Still, if you are unsure, you might be able to reset the breaker. This will temporarily turn off all the devices in your home.
  • Check the outlet. Your outlet, for whatever reason, may not be generating enough power. Even if your microwave is mounted to the wall, you can plug it into a different outlet using an extension cord.

For safety purposes, make sure that your microwave is the only appliance plugged into the outlet. You do not want to overload the outlet and risk starting a fire.

Frigidaire Microwave Turns On but Food Doesn’t Get Hot

This could be a problem that requires the help of a Frigidaire technician. First, check the door and its crevices. Make sure there is nothing that is keeping it from closing all the way, as this could allow heat to escape from the oven.

From there, put something in the microwave oven that you want to heat up, like a bag of popcorn. Ask yourself whether you notice anything different. For instance, if you hear a buzzing sound, you may need to replace one of the microwave’s components.

If the microwave turns on, but you don’t hear anything, it could be a problem with the microwave’s circuit board. In this instance, it would be a good decision to call Frigidaire’s customer support, as this may not be something you can troubleshoot on your own.

Make Sure That You Are Using Microwave-Safe Dishware

Your problem may not be with the microwave, but instead, the dishware you are using. Some plates absorb heat and do not transfer it to the food you are heating up.

Some plastics, Styrofoam, and metal dinnerware are not safe to put in the microwave. If you are unsure whether you are using something microwave-safe, take the dish in question and fill it with water.

Run the microwave for about a minute. If the water and the dish are hot, it is not microwave-safe. If just the water is hot, then the dish is safe to use.

Frigidaire Microwave Works, but Display Flickers On and Off

If the display turns on and off, looks distorted, or doesn’t work, this is inconvenient but not a problem. This could be because water got under the display or the backlight behind the numbers has burned out.

If the microwave’s overall function is disrupted, however, that is an entirely different issue. For instance, if the microwave only turns on for a few seconds at a time, this could be a problem with the outlet or its internal hardware.

Frigidaire Microwave’s Door Handle Is Falling Off or Cracked

Frigidaire knows that over time, its microwaves’ handles can crack or fall off the oven. This is not a problem, as you can buy a replacement on Amazon. Depending on how long ago you purchased your microwave, you may be able to get a free replacement through Frigidaire.

Alternatively, if your door handle is falling off, you may be able to fasten it to the cabinet by looking up videos online.

Call Frigidaire Customer Support for More Troubleshooting

Frigidaire prides itself on its customer service. If you have any problems with your device, you can always reach out to their customer support team. For your Frigidaire Microwave, you can call the customer support hotline at 1-888-845-7330. If you have a Frigidaire Service Contract, you can call 1-866-386-5286.

Depending on where you live, you could have Frigidaire Factory Service. If so, you would call their hotline and request an appointment. A service technician would come to your residence, diagnose your appliances’ issue, and then fix it. 

In Summary

If you are experiencing problems with your Frigidaire microwave, there is no need to worry; you can either fix the problem yourself or have one of Frigidaire’s customer service technicians fix it for you.

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