Tip & How-To about Microwave Ovens
Problem: you have just cleaned your oven
now the unit won't heat at all.
Solution: There is a thermal cutoff in the very back of the unit
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TURN THE POWER OFF
take the unit out of the hole
take the back panel off
you will find to the upper left the thermal cutoff
it's a round component with 2 wires going to it either 2 orange or 2 red wires
take it off if you have an ohm meter check continuity
if you have no continuity it is bad
Tip: Go to FRYs or maybe home depot
The stuff you need is called FREEZE IT
with gloves on or just stick the component on the ground upside down
spray the FREEZE IT to the back of the component till it turns white
get your screw driver and tap the back of it a couple of times
check for continuity if you have regained continuity
put it back on and put unit back together
You should be back in business
if you cannot find FREEZE it try sticking it in the freezer overnight
then tap on with screw driver/check continuity
if the continuity never comes back then you are going to have to replace that part.
But for the most part this usually works.
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