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New Maytag Microwave MMV4205 making a loud noise when heating

I have a brand new Maytag Microwave MMV4205 that is making a loud buzzing to screeching noise when heating the food. Sometimes it is a low buzzing but most of the time it gets very loud. I had the owner of the store where I bought it come and check it out. He thinks it is a voltage problem and we need to put it on a separate circuit. However, my old one that this new one replaced never made a noise and it was plugged into the same outlet as the new one. I think the unit should be replaced. What do you think it could be?

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SOURCE: Microwave causes GFCI on another circuit to trip

You may have a shorted High voltage component. Possibly a recttifier,aka, diode. This should only be replaced by an experienced repairman as an extremely high voltage shock potential exists.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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MicrowaveSvc

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SOURCE: My Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven runs but does not heat

With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it's not shorted, it's probably okay)
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag MMV4205BA microwave buzz/grind when operating then no power

you may have some arching inside where your magnatron is located.If you open the door on the right middle part there is a silverplate on the wall .If it is burned you may need to replace magnatron.if you do not seee burn marks it may still be the magnatron hope.that would be the only possible thing that would make the noise other then the mtor plate out of place.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE Profile Microwave/Convection Oven stopped working.

Chances are that the thermostat / thermal cutout / T.C.O. (whichever it uses) has opened.

This can happen when the magnetron overheats, either due to it's failing, or if the internal cooling fan is not working.

It may also that be the 15- or 20A ceramic line fuse or the oven cavity thermostat / thermal cutout / T.C.O. (whichever it uses) has opened.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

You should be able to get the fuse from a home center or local appliance parts store.

Accessing some components for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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William Miller

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SOURCE: Maytag MMV5156AAS Microwave won't heat and has hum/buzz.

A failed diode isn't the most common failure, but it happens. And sometimes it's due to bad magnetron or a bad connection.

If the capacitor fails, it almost always shorts, which results in a blown fuse whenever you hit "Start" to run the microwave.

The magnetron on this model should have a 5-year warranty, in case that's relevant. Your owner's manual is here.

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts here.

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

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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