Kitchenaid oven microwave combo troubleshooting. Is your KitchenAid oven not working properly? Maybe you’ve noticed that your dishes are undercooked or they aren’t cooked at all. This can lead to even bigger problems down the line like food poisoning, but don’t worry.
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Kitchenaid oven microwave combo troubleshooting
You know when you’re in the middle of cooking, and all of a sudden your oven turns off completely? This can lead to so many questions and even more frustrations but never fear.
Here are a few tips to help you troubleshoot. A button could be replaced or a sensor or element could be cleaned. No matter what the problem is, we are here to help.
Have trouble turning On KitchenAid Oven
A defective bake element or igniter may be the cause of the bake element not heating properly. When the bake element or igniter has visible damage, such as holes or blisters on its surface, it should be replaced.
Test the voltage at the ends of the wires leading into and out of the bake element with a multimeter to determine if there is a faulty work element.
It is important to test both wires because an oven may only have power in one direction occasionally. Either side of the wire might not be getting power, which could be caused by a malfunctioning internal part (such as a thermal fuse).
KitchenAid Microwave Won’t Heat
Inside the microwave, there is a magnetron. The diode turns the high AC voltage from the transformer into DC which powers the magnetron to heat your food.
When that jet of electrons hits the filament of the tube, it creates an intense amount of heat! And from there, it gives off microwaves that can reach inside containers without heating their surroundings.
If the diode burns out, it won’t be able to properly power the magnetron and your microwave will no longer work as designed.
Microwave Buttons do not Work
To determine whether the touchpad is faulty, try pressing the buttons one by one on the control panel. If some of the buttons work but others don’t, then you or your client might need to replace the touchpad.
When determining if the main electronic board behind it is faulty, try pressing each of these buttons on this said control panel. How about when all of these buttons are pressed correctly?
The issue maybe with the main electronic board behind this display screen which means it too needs replacement and repair.
Inaccurate Oven Temperature
The bake element glows red hot when it is properly heated. In the absence of a red glow, the element is not heating. Burned-out heating elements are often visibly damaged. Check the heating element for cracks or blisters.
Multimeters can be used to determine whether the bake element has burned out. A burned-out bake element should be replaced.
The igniter draws electrical current through the gas valve to open it as needed when flames start appearing at its tip and slowly grow into orange color just before reaching desired temperature (around 700-750 F).
As you know it takes a few seconds before the heat can be felt so keep a wall thermometer nearby to check progress most of the time while preheating (HINT: turn on the light switch during ignition procedure sometimes.)
The Microwave is Loud or Noisy
The microwave frequency used in microwave ovens is generated by a DC generator that has a high voltage and current. The magnetron mechanism emits a low hum again when it has not been damaged or nearly burned out.
If it does have issues, it may emit any number of loud sounds from a buzzing in your microwave to growling noises. This indicates it is nearing the end of its life or could be defective making your device louder than usual.
One issue causing this issue could be a defective high-voltage diode within the magnetron. If all aspects check out after doing testing on those parts first, you will likely need to replace this part entirely allowing for you to use it in the future without all that extra noise.
The KitchenAid Microwave Sparks or Arcs
The microwave’s interior may have chipping paint. If not corrected, the paint will turn into a path for electricity to flow through instead of dissipating it.
Check the microwave’s interior for any spots where the paint is chipped away, and then touch up those damaged areas with microwave-safe paint.
The rack support may be discolored due to heat damage, which would be an indication that it has been overcooked in the past. Replace any burnt racks with brand new ones immediately.
The KitchenAid Broiler does not work
A broken broiler element can seriously affect the quality of your meal. When turned on, it heats to about 750 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cook a lot of different types of meals.
Though rare, modern models are known for their faulty heating elements. To determine if a broiler element is broken from overheating, check for, holes or blisters in the element; glowing red light, and most importantly, does it “glow”?
If it doesn’t glow red or carry continuity when tested with a multimeter, it has burned out and should be replaced.
The KitchenAid Oven won’t bake evenly
If the baking element is broken, the oven will be heated by a broiling element. As a result, the oven will heat unevenly, resulting in objects (in this case, food) that are ignited.
If your baking element has been damaged or broken, it should be visually obvious – it might have melted debris on top or underneath it, or small holes puncturing its surface.