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Maytag Microwave MMV5165BAS doesn't heat the food


Premium Member
May 3, 2005
Port Orchard, WA
Model Number
6-10 years
Microwave appears to be working. Display works, set time, press start. Fan runs, light comes on. However, it doesn't heat the food. Everything looks like it's working. No weird sounds. Any ideas on starting point ?
If everything seems to work when running, light in cooking cavity, fan, and turntable, the issue will likely be the control board, diode, capacitor or magnetron. Can you post a picture of the entire model label inside the door?
Thanks for reply. Yes everything works except the turntable (slides left to right not turn) and no heat. This thing is very old manufactured 2008. Should just be replaced.
If it’s the control board or magnetron, I would likely replace it. If it’s a diode or capacitor, it’s not too bad. When you get a chance, post a picture of the entire model label inside the door.

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