Question about Microwave Ovens
I just spilt about 60ml of water onto my microwave which shorted out my electrics. I unplugged straight away, and have turned the microwave upside down to see if I can drain water out, but will it work again, or should I buy new?
If there was a short, it must be checked out as the fuse would have blown specially with water on the high voltage sections of the magnetron and the PCB. Remove the panels and dry them fully, check the fuse and once you have blown air into and dried, connect to check if the power supply works, If so check if there is any spark due to moisture in the wave guide, check this link: Microwave tips
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am currently experiencing the same problem. I called in Sylvia Brown because I thought that my room could have been haunted...come to find out IT WAS!! She said I did not have a short in my microwave, and that the reason it was turning on was because "the spirit" in my room wanted to kill me. My microwave plate produced a white, foamy, brownish color which she said was what would have killed me. You need to get your houses/apartments looked at if you are currently having the same issue. We thought everything was ok, and come to find out we really were being hunted down by spirits. Run away....FAST!!!!
p.s. this is the above writer's roommate....she's NOT lieing!!!!! be on the lookout for the white foamy brownish spot....it WILL get you, it got me. DUN DUN DUN
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
SOURCE: I have a GE microwave.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2008
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Remove your glass turntable cooking tray from your microwave. Gently
wash with warm soapy water to remove any debris. Next remove the
turntable guide and clean it in the same manner, with warm soapy water.
Pay particular attention to the turntable rollers. There could be
spilled food particles caught in the rollers, hindering the rollers'
movement. Also, gently cleanse the internal cavity of your microwave,
paying special attention to the area below the turntable.
With the internal cavity, turntable, and turntable guide completely
clean and dry, return the parts to your microwave. First place the
turntable guide on the bottom of the microwave. There should be a
circular groove in the bottom of the microwave cavity keeping the
turntable guide in place. Follow the guide with the turntable cooking
tray. Carefully place the glass tray over the turntable guide and onto
the drive bushing. The drive bushing should fit neatly into the grooves
on the bottom of your glass cooking tray. It may take some adjusting
before the tray will sit properly onto the drive bushing.
Test your microwave after this thorough cleaning and realigning in
order to determine whether this has solved your problem. DO NOT run
your microwave with nothing in it.
CAUTION: Your microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. We strongly suggest you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair.
Also, Examine the plastic drive bushing the turntable tray sits on. It may have become worn, or even may have split in two;
Drive bushing replacement
Inspect the plastic drive bushing located below your microwave oven's
turntable tray. There may be some debris blocking the tray's range of
motion. Clean away any blockage you find, and then test your microwave
to see if this has cleared up the problem. DO NOT run your microwave
with nothing in it.
However, if upon your
inspection, you notice that the plastic drive bushing below the
turntable tray is worn and/or broken, you will need to have the bushing
replaced. Consult with a certified and experienced appliance repair
technician. Replacing a drive bushing is a lengthy and involved process
that the average layman should not perform.
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