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How to save electicity on microwave oven

Before using microwave oven, ensure the same is clean, in case the same is not, clean the same by using the steam clean button.In case, it is not avialble in your oven, , take off the plug from your socket, and clean it with a wet and then dry cloth. thereafter,plug in and heat it up for a minute, and then use it to save electircity.

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Purchased the Maytag MMV3180 (SS) microwave last week. It doesn't matter what I cook, when cooking is finished there is moisture inside the oven. The door is steamed up, and water is dripping off the top and sides. I don't think this is normal. Thought maybe a step was missed in the installation. Is this normal, if not... any suggestions...

I would say quite normal. Ensure that the door is left open for a while when you have finished, that will allow the moisture to disperse.
I cut down alot on the steam by using kitchen paper towel over the food. The towel gets wet instead!
Don't use recycled paper towel unless it states suitable for microwave use as there may be plastics and metals in those.

Mar 06, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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The oven is overheating. Ensure that all external vents on all sides are perfectly clear and that there is sufficient clearance around them as specified in the instruction manual. Also ensure that the vents inside the oven cavity are clean and clear from obstruction.

If this does not fix your problem then you probably have a failed cooling fan, this will entail removing the outer casing and testing that all fans work correctly, most microwave ovens have just one but many have two and sometimes three. A failed fan repair will require the use of a multimeter and some general electrical repair competency; if in doubt get it done professionally as some of the voltages beneath the casing of a microwave oven far exceed mains voltage and can kill you.

Labour rates for fan replacement are generally cheap as, like most jobs on any microwave oven, component replacement is usually very quick and easy for a competent person.

I hope that my posting has been of assistance to you, if so then please take a moment to rate my answer.

Jan 11, 2010 | Thermador Microwave Ovens

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my ge microwave is rusting under the turntable.

This is due to either liquid spills or steam buildup or both.

In rare cases, you may have bad air flow (blocked vent or clogged filter) or a weak internal cooling fan or hood vent exhaust fan.

It's recommended to wipe off any moisture that accumulates inside, and leaving the door open a while after cooking may help, too.

And I always recommend that you use the vent fan whenever you're cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and grease out of the controls and door panels, etc.

You need to clean the area, sand it shiny, then clean it squeaky again.

Then you can get high temperature appliance paint in spray or brush-on form from local appliance part stores or places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

I would suggest you let it dry overnight with the door open before using the oven.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (such as charcoal filters, etc.) by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

You shouldn't need to remove the oven from the wall to take care of this problem.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jul 24, 2009 | Sharp R-820B Convection/Microwave Oven

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Door Window steams up on Microwave

Is the internal cooling fan running? You should feel air flow from the grille in the front or back (as the case may be).

If it's just steaming up the inner face of the door, that's fairly normal, but if the steam is appearing inside the layers of the door, that is not normal.

Since it's new and you've got a warranty, I would call Emerson.

Nov 02, 2007 | Emerson MW8107WA Microwave Oven

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