Question about Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven
I have a Magic Chef model MC0160UQ. Within 2-3 minutes of heating food it shuts off completely for about 5min. Also, when I select the low fan it does not work, however the high fan works. Please assist with these issues if possible. Am I able to fix or adjust the magnetron myself since it may be overheating? or what should i do?????
Why don't you return it? I think this is a common problem. We returned ours to Home Depot with no questions asked.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
I had similar problems with my microwave shutting off to protect the unit and then coming on normally after it cooled down. I finally found out what my problem was after 6 months of it being installed. My exhaust fan was not working properly. When I say exhaust fan, I do not mean the fan itself. There are 2 or 3 ways to set up the direction of the exhaust fan depending on where your ducting outlet is in your home. I found that the little flap that swings opens that the fans blows open, actually was not swinging open at all or just a little bit. Therefore the microwave would heat up with the warm air and shut down. I just removed the flakey metal swing hinge and now my microwave works like a charm. If you can get to that hinge or remove the whole unit from its wall mount and run it with it sitting on the table or work-bench, that would tell you if it was a ducting problem. Good Luck
Posted on Jul 19, 2012
We went back to the home depot exchanging the same microwave three times (and installing each one!) before we figured out the deal with the shut off. My wife was attempting to melt white chocolate in a plastic bag. White chocolate is basically wax and has very little moisture in it and has the same effect as running an empty microwave. After a minute or two, the power center of the microwave would overheat and shut down, acting much like a thrown breaker. After several minutes, it would reset itself. What are you trying to microwave? If you can heat a cup of water for 5 minutes without issue, the problem is probably what you're trying to heat up. If it can't heat water, the problem is likely with the microwave itself. As for the fan, you can't select the low fan setting when the microwave is running, because the high setting is already on by default. You should be able to select low speed when not using the microwave. Good luck!
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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