I had cooked in the microwave for 30 minutes and then the fan came on all by it self. I could not turn it off. After an hour or so we tried to unplug it to maybe reset it but it still did not turn off. I have cooked for 30 min or longer before and not had this issue.
Is the microwave safe to use? Can it be fixed or do I need to get a new one?
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Re: ewave otr microwave
Some microwaves have a sensor built in so if the oven gets to hot the fan will come on to help cool it down. It should shut off when it senses it is cooled down to the proper temp. If it will not shut off the sensor may be defective. Its your choice to either call a service tech to repair it or just replace it. I would weigh the cost of the repair to a new unit.
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If it runs but will not heat you most likely have a bad magnetron. Check the owners manual some magnetrons had a nine year part warranty. If yours doesn't it may be more cost effective to purchase a new microwave.
I am assuming the food is heated. Most microwaves have only 2 major parts, the magnetron, the thing that makes the radio waves(heat) and the control module. The relays for the light and rotisserie are on the control module board. However, as the interior light does not work. have you tried a replacement? the table not spinning may be jammed with food or something keeping the motor from turning, that or it is seized up and needs replaced. I don't think the 2 things are related. Try a new bulb and then taking the bottom apart to gain asses to the motor that spins the plate before I looked at a new control board.