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Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Oct 19, 2018


First you have to disassemble the cover, then disconnect the transformer power wires. After that, connect a small electric motor, coffee grinder or mixer to the end of the wire, even an electric light bulb (all of this with the cord plugged out of the socket). Then fill the oven and turn it on for 1 minute at full power. If the electric motor starts or the bulb lights up, it means you have a supply voltage for the magnetron.
This means that it burned and must be replaced.

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017


If the microwave oven is not arcing on the inside, and seems to cook fine then yes it is okay to use.

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on May 21, 2016


most models don't have that feature any more, If yours has a setup feature when you first power it up you may be able to adjust the contrast level up

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

If you don't have your instructions, please reply back with your brand and model number.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

You can order specific Samsung parts here.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013


if it is completly dry it should work fine but you may get a rust build up were the water has been.

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013


Sounds like corrossion if display is messed up but generally touchpads go faulty.

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Oct 15, 2013


Your turntable motor is shot. It's simple to remove and replace. you don't even have to take the microwave out of the shelf. To remove it take out seven screw around the perimeter of the bottom. Lift up on back of bottom to get over clips on the back. Remove the two screws holding the motor in and detach the plug. Find a electrical repair shop for you make pick it up and replace it. When replacing it take out plate and hold plate key down and align flat side of shaft on motor with the plate key.

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on May 15, 2013


Make sure that the program controller is working if not check power - step down supply, the pads are responding- if not faulty pads- or the door switches, if the switch contact are not good then it will not trigger the processor to switch on the waveguides. If the lights or fan work without any display or action of program being triggered to start then it can be a possible fault on the main board or the processor. Sometimes insect secretion can short the board and display panel and so the processor can work in such an erratic manner. If so clean, solder and reset the board. Now identify the parts by clicking this link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/141/identifying-microwave-parts.html

If there is no heating please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron. Check this link to know how a microwave works:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1443/how-a-microwave-oven-works.html

So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off. Check the wave guide covers, if food had deposited
then it must be checked or replaced. See link:
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1146/how-to-replace-a-microwave-guide-cover.html

Now keeping clear of the microwave, switch on; use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.
If there is heating without any issues, you can use the microwave safely

Samsung MW1030WA... | Answered on Jan 31, 2013

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