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Re: Microwave will not heat food at all
With what information you've given me... I would say it was one or more of the following 3 parts. your high voltage diode, capacitor or the magnatron.
Unless you are familiar with working around high voltage, I would not try to fix this one yourself.
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If by not turning mean turntable fault,the solution is given below in detail.
1 Press "Stop" to halt microwave operation.
2 Press the "Turntable" button once to turn off rotation.
3 Push the door-release button to open the microwave oven if you do not have a "Turntable" button on your control keypad.
4 Lift and remove the glass platter from the oven, then pick up the plastic track with three wheels below the platter. Set aside these parts.
5 Insert the elevated microwave cooking tray into the oven. The tray has three to four short legs that hold it above the bottom of the microwave, keeping it from interfering with the rotating bolt in the bottom center of the oven the drives the turntable. You can now place food on the elevated tray and cook normally without disrupting the drive bolt.
Having noise means some obstruction near the rotating tray or its motor need some lubricant. Has for no cook but control seems working, the magnetron and its fuses is the culprit because it doesn't anymore produce heat to cook food. I hope that advice help you.
What you are to do to solve the problem is to do a general troubleshooting on your oven below are instruction to follow.
The Microwave is a counter top model with a variety of preset
cooking options, including timed cooking at a variety of power levels and
sensor-cooking settings for popcorn, rice, beverages and single-serving
The sensor cooking and reheating features detect increasing
humidity levels inside the microwave and automatically adjust cooking
time for various types and amounts of food. This microwave
also includes a turntable and an electronic control panel.
Instructions below are step by step solution for your oven
to see if the microwave will start. If it will not start and the
display panel is blank, you may have a power problem. Unplug the
microwave and then plug it back in, making sure that all three prongs
of the power cord are fully inserted into the wall outlet. If this
doesn't work, check your home's fuse box. Reset the circuit breaker to
restore if necessary.
that the microwave door is fully closed. Press the Clear/Off button to
cancel any previous cooking instructions. Re-enter your cooking
program, including cooking time and food weight if necessary, and press
"Err" appears on the microwave display, press the Clear/Off button and
reenter your cooking program. The "Err" message will appear during the
sensor-controlled programs (Popcorn, Rice, Beverage or Reheat) if the
door is opened before steam is detected or if no steam was detected
within the maximum amount of time allowed by the microwave. Be sure to
leave the door closed during these programs, at least until time is
shown counting down on the display panel.
your control panel will not work or if an "L" is displayed on the
screen, press and hold the Clear/Off button for a full three seconds to
unlock the control panel.
your sensor reheat program is resulting in under- or overcooked food,
first try decreasing the amount of food in the microwave; the sensor
programs are designed for single servings of food. The sensor reheat
function works by measuring humidity inside the microwave--do not use a
tightly-covered dish with this setting because no moisture will be able
to escape and the food will overcook. Be sure that cooking containers
are dry; moist containers will increase the humidity in the microwave
and mislead the sensor, resulting in undercooked food.
your turntable is not rotating, first check to ensure that your food
container is positioned so that it can freely rotate without hitting
the microwave's interior walls; using a smaller food container can fix
this problem. If the turntable still will not rotate, lift the
turntable from its support and replace it carefully, ensuring that it
rests evenly on its support.
Is this a microwave you are talking about? If the clock and timer works, the light comes on and the tray revolves, but it doesn't cook food or heat stuff up, it is most likely the magnetron. Probably best to just buy another, as the cost of repairs not worth it.
was there any motor that should run as you turn it on, the fan inside and the rotating table motor. try to replace that micro switch at the door that bubbled out and burnt. try to test or replaced right away the industrial diode that is connected from the capacitor to the ground of the microwave.
Microwave popcorn gets VERY hot while cooking.
Even though the turntable is made of temepred glass, intense heat applied in the same spot over and over can weaken the molecular structure of the glass.
After so many expansions and contractions, it will crack because fatigue will cause some molecules to expand less than others, creating stress.
This is yet another reason I recommend to my customers that they place the food off-center on the tray - not in the center.
The oven also heats better when the food is off-center because the food is more thoroughly exposed to the microwave energy.
Until you get a new tray, the photo below can help you.
This is normal. That's why I always recommend to my customers that the food be placed slightly off-center on the turntable.
An analogy I refer to is stirring paint: If you stir paint with a stick by simply rotating the stick in the center of the can, it's far less effective than pulling the stick around an imaginary circle halfway bewteen the center and the edge.