• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

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FGMV175QF Frigidaire Gallery Over the Range Microwave - Exhaust fan not working


Oct 15, 2020
Model Number
1-5 years
Hey there!

We are on our second Frigidaire gallery over the range microwave in three years.
The exhaust fan does not work when we hit the exhaust fan button.


The microwave is set up through the recirculating feature and not vented externally.

The button display still functions: low, high, off

The cooling fan works while the microwave is cooking, is this the same fan?

We have taken the front part off and tested the thermostat. The thermostat appears to be working according to the multimeter.
We also interchanged this part with the other Frigidaire microwave we have on hand for parts. The fan still will not turn on when the button is pushed.

We also tried to reset it by holding down the clear button for 5+ seconds: not sure if this is accurate.

I think the fan motor is the only thing we are unsure of if the cooling fan is different from the exhaust fan.
Or some disconnect between the button and the fan. Thoughts?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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