Frigidaire Microwave Light Not Working

Frigidaire Microwave Light Not Working. A microwave oven is every home’s best friend when it comes to easy and fast food preparation. A microwave can do a lot more than just defrost and heat food and drinks.

You can cook, bake or grill anything that needs time in front of the oven in a way that’s safe, quick, and healthy too.

But you don’t need to worry if your microwave can’t light work anymore because the following are some of the ways you can troubleshoot this problem by yourself.

Frigidaire Microwave Light Not Working

frigidaire microwave light not working

Unplug the microwave or turn off the power at the main circuit breaker. Then, remove the cover from both bulb sockets (one next to the timer and one beside the vent) using a screwdriver.

Remove and replace two 30-watt appliance bulbs inside the sockets. Replace cover and mounting screws.

We will discuss some problems with Frigidaire Microwaves when the light does not work.

Light Socket Problem

Another reason for the microwave light bulb not working is a problem with the light socket. But before you check or replace the light socket, make sure that the problem is with your light bulb by using the methods above.

If replacing your microwave light yourself didn’t help and your microwave still does not turn on, you will have to use a multimeter to test.

Suppose there is any continuity in the socket’s electrical system. If there is no continuity, then you may need to ask someone to fix it or hire a professional to do it for you.

Defective Main Control Board

Another possible reason for a microwave’s light bulb not to work properly is a possible issue with the main control board.

Before you begin testing the control board, first make sure that there aren’t any problems with the bulb, fuse wires, and sockets.

Now check the control board by using a multimeter to ensure that it’s sending out the right voltage to power the light bulb.

If everything checks out, then replace the control board, as it seems faulty because it’s either burnt or not getting enough power to function correctly.

This should be done by an experienced professional or technician, as attempting this yourself can cause damage to other parts of your microwave if it’s done incorrectly.

Faulty Light bulb

faulty light bulb

When one of your microwave’s light bulbs has gone out after being on for too long, there are a couple of ways to determine if the problem is with the bulb or if you have another issue.

First, you’ll need to unplug your device and shut off the power to it at a breaker point.

Next, find your microwave and remove its vent cover by unscrewing any screws you find and taking it off.

You’ll want to locate the light bulb box and then remove the panel from that as well so that you can get access to the bulbs. Unscrew them and then replace them with new ones and secure everything back in place.

Door Latch Malfunction

door latch malfunction

Microwave door latches are fitted with several small switches. Any of these components could be the cause of your microwave’s failure to turn on or light up.

You can test the door latch yourself by using a multimeter; although there is a separate troubleshooting guide provided in this blog for more details about how to use one.

Before you begin, however, make sure you know where all the necessary wires are and that you know exactly what you’re looking for.

You will need to identify each position as closed or open, according to the multimeter test results.

Board Of The Main Circuit

The main circuit board controls all of your microwave’s functions. If everything else detailed above has been evaluated and you aren’t able to determine the root cause, then the circuit board might need replacing.

However, you can do this yourself as long as you carefully follow the safety instructions provided above.

Alternatively, you could contact the manufacturer’s customer service department to see if they are able to provide help and support in diagnosing the issue.

Frigidaire Microwave Light Not Working

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