Microwave stopped working. Microware is an important everyday product that people use in the kitchen to make their cooking faster.
It’s an appliance that does more than just cook food because it also warms, which helps to defy the cold weather during the wintertime.
Though microwaves are well built to last for years, sometimes they do break or get damaged, but with high-quality parts like OMicron Replacement Parts, you can always have your device up in running in no time.
Why Microwave Stopped working
If you are someone who is facing the problem of no microwave power in your microwave, it may be because your appliance might simply need to be plugged in again. The main fuse, which is located either inside the microwave or in the wall where it is plugged in, will cut off power to your microwave if there is too much electricity going through it.
There are also thermal fuses, cavity fuses, and Thermo protectors which will turn the power off if too much heat builds up inside.
Door switch not working
One of the common reasons a microwave oven stops working is a faulty door switch. A faulty interlock switch can fail to detect when a door is opened or closed, depending on whether it’s a part that will guide power from other parts to turn on or off as needed once an appliance is plugged into an electrical outlet.
To access and check such a part, you would have to open up the cabinet after unplugging the appliance, but only after properly unplugging it first because it could become risky otherwise.
Once your microwave is opened up, check for continuity by measuring voltages with a multimeter near each terminal on either side.
Where obstructions or damage might be located using proper safety precautions and by avoiding any unnecessary obstructions once accessing the component identified as needing repair.
Thermal fuse defect
If there’s a problem with your microwave, it may be due to a broken fuse. Of course, this could lead to the appliance simply not working at all.
Fuses protect the inner components from overheating and can usually be found near where you plug in your microwave oven.
It makes them relatively easy to replace by unplugging the microwave and then disconnecting wires leading into and away from the fuse itself before testing whether it is still good and if so replacing it with a new one.
Diode high voltage
If your microwave oven isn’t heating up and you think there is a problem with its diode and rectifier, you should consult the device’s manual before taking any further steps in case it advises replacing it.
Located near the magnetron, this component supplies high voltage for the device’s high voltage capacitor. Disconnect your microwave power supply to prevent an electrical shock caused by the remaining charge stored in this capacitor. You can then test the component with a multi-meter for proper functionality.
If your microwave oven won’t heat anything, the magnetron might be broken.
This component is responsible for generating microwaves and heating food, and if it stops working the whole thing could break down and no longer work.
The first thing you’ll need to do is disconnect it properly from any other devices, so unplug the power cord and wait for it no longer to be live.
This prevents anyone from getting a shock that may end up seriously injuring or even killing them.
Next, take out as much as you can of your microwave until you’re able to see the magnetron; once there, take those two attached wires off.
The microwave is making noise
Microwaves that are loud due to a bad plate were once a very common issue. As time went on, advancements have been made in microwave technology, and replacing the old parts with new ones has become much less of an issue.
If you suspect your microwave is making noises from a loud plate, simply replace the coupler and roller, replace the motor or magnetron depending on which one has been causing you noise, replace the high voltage diode, or replace the cooling fan.
Microwave exhaust fan won’t work
Sometimes the exhaust fan over your microwave just stops working and it feels like you’re frozen inside.
It’s absolutely miserable to cook inside on a warm summer day because there is no ventilation.
First, inspect your air filter(s) and make note of how dirty it/they are by comparing it/them to a clean filter.
If it looks grimy or has a lot of dust bunnies growing around it, take off the air filter cover and take out the old air filter to replace it with a new one.
Next, take apart all pieces found in/around your microwave exhaust fan assembly. Wipe those pieces clean with a damp cloth or sponge then allow them to dry upside down somewhere safe before putting them back together again once they’re dry so as not to create any dust particles which may lead to allergies.
And lastly, if you find anything broken during disassembly–replace or fix that part.
Microwave light Issue
When using a microwave, you see a light that tells you when the device is on. If this light goes off, there might be a problem with the bulb.
However, with some models of microwaves, you can turn off this feature and work undeterred. The problem may instead lie with a faulty control board, however.
Microwave Touchpad Not Responding
One of the most frustrating things about microwaves is when the touchpad stop responding. A microwave should at least beep when you push the buttons.
If your touchpad seems to be completely dead, it could be one of two things. First, check out if any of the membrane switches are damaged. If it’s not the membrane switch, it could be because your control board has gone bad and needs replacing.