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Have a salvos bus rb-11092b microwave, it works but seems to not have the power it had before? Takes 10 minutes to cook a bag of popcorn.

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Test this parts and replace it. God bless you

  • Check the power diodeThis electronic component is responsible for transmitting current in one direction. If the diode becomes defective it will cause your microwave to not heat. Test the diode and replace it if necessary.
  • High voltage capacitorResponsible for storing electricity, this part is a key component in any microwave. Remove, discharge, and test the capacitor to determine if it requires replacement.
  • Damaged magnetronResponsible for generating waves and producing heat. When your microwave is no longer heating properly, replacement will be required.
  • Thermal CutoffsExamine the thermal cutoffs on both the magnetron and the oven itself. Take off one of the leads and using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check the terminals. If you get a result other than zero, replace the thermal cutof

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    SOURCE: Magic Chef Microwave looses power when making popcorn

    That does indeed sound like the mag is overheating and the thermostat is tripping, but it's probably not the steam.

    Do you feel a good amount of air flowing through the vents?

    If the cooling fan is not running or the air vents are blocked, that wil allow the magnetron to overheat.

    If air flow is not a problem, then you may have a defective magnetron.

    Assuming it's still under warranty, it would be best to let a Magic Chef-authorized servicer handle it.

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    try a different brand of popcorn & let me no what happens

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    SOURCE: Small 10 sec fire in microwave

    Whirlpool had a recall on many microwaves due to this problem. Call Whirlpool and see if yours is one of them. My microwave model was mh7140xfb and was on the recall list.

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    Hi, I had the same problem with my Emerson microwave. As I rent out the house, and the turntable stopped working while I was away, my rental agent bought another Emerson microwave. On my return I tried using the new (brown) plastic turntable on the old microwave, and found it worked perfectly. Maybe it would be possible for you to order a replacement turntable part. Hope this helps. Good luck, Rosalind

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    SOURCE: viking professional vmoc205ss convection Cooking POPCORN

    You need to use one of the metal racks that came with the Viking microwave to raise the popcorn bag off the bottom of the microwave. It works great!

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    Shut's off after cooking popcorn, only popcorn, won't restart for 15 too30min.


    Sounds like the magnetron is over heating. Try putting a 4 0z cup of water in the oven along side the popcorn bag. See if this helps. Usually, the oven only runs 2 to 2.5 minutes for a bag of popcorn. You may have to experiment with the slightly different cooking time...

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    What is the best way to cook popcorn in this oven?


    It's best to put the popcorn bag on an upside-down paper plate, and be sure it's off-center, not in the center of the turntable.

    Raising the plate and keeping it slightly off center allows more even heating and also protects the glass tray from overheating repeatedly in the center, which can eventually lead to its cracking.

    If it still won't cook properly, the magnetron, cooling air flow or power line voltage may be less than it should be.

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

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    My Dacor DCM24 microwave/convection oven is brand new and won't pop popcorn--old or new, large or small bag, with twice as much time as is on the bag, power on high. Doesn't work with the popcorn button...


    Are you cooking it this way, as shown in the owner's manual?

    "Use an overturned 9 or 10 inch oven proof glass pie plate on top of the
    turntable when popping bagged microwave popcorn.
    "

    You can also use a paper plate in a pinch, but as always, never leave a microwave unattended while it's cooking, since some paper products can have impurities which will allow overheating and possibly fire.

    This is a convection oven, so it has a metal turntable tray.

    Microwaves cannot penetrate the metal from below like it would on a standard microwave's glass tray, allowing for even heating.

    If you've lost your owner's manual, you can get it here.

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

    Oct 21, 2009 | Dacor DCM24 Convection/Microwave Oven

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    Viking professional vmoc205ss convection Cooking POPCORN


    You need to use one of the metal racks that came with the Viking microwave to raise the popcorn bag off the bottom of the microwave. It works great!

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    No homegrown popcorn in a microwave? why?


    Popcorn is a food that has a very low moisture content, and microwave ovens rely on moisture content (water molecules) in order to cook.

    If there is not enough moisture to absorb the microwave energy, much of the the energy is reflected back to the magnetron and damage it.

    This is also what damages a microwave when it is run empty.

    A simple solution is to add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe container in the back corner of the oven and cook your popcorn a little longer.

    You'll have to experiment a few times to get the combination right for your particular model.

    But allow our microwave about 15 minutes or so for the magnetron to cool down between popcorn cooking sessions.

    Also, I would suggest putting a paper plate upside-down on the turntable tray, then putting the popcorn container on top of that.

    This does two things: It keeps the extremely hot popcorn off the tray, reducing the chances it will crack, plus it raises the popcorn up so it will heat more efficiently.

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

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    Toaster Master 1979 has less power


    Because the microwave energy is beamed into the interior of the microwave and then dispersed by a metallic "stirrer," the pattern of the energy can be fairly consistent, rather than completely random. But this pattern sometimes causes certain portions of the food to overcook (creating tough spots) and others to undercook. A microwave oven with a carousel is far better at cooking the food consistently--the pattern becomes quite random while the carousel is turning.

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    Oven turns off


    Hi,

    You are running the risk of damaging the Magnatron by doing this.

    Check the packets you are using, you will have to reduce your power output.

    This is because microwaves act by being absorbed by water. There is very little in popcorn and in fat. Once this has been evaporated, the microwave energy builds up (as it is still being produced - but not absorbed), and ends up cooking the magnatron itself.

    I have seen countless posts on here after cooking popcorn!

    More fun on the hob anyway - and cheaper to buy in bulk!

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    Does a microwave lose cooking power over time? having a problem cooking popcorn. whirlpool built in unit 18 yrs old. takes 4-5 min on high and cant cook most of it. more time just burs popcorn. i believe...


    Yes. As the magnetron (The microwave generator) ages with use it becomes less efficient. As such it produces less powerful microwaves and loses penetrating power:::Spiceweasel.au

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    Magic chef microwave shuts down


    We had the same problem with our brand new Magic Chef. Before going through the trouble of taking it back I called Home Depot. After talking to a Home Depot Rep I am told that the overheat sensor is under the glass plate directly beneath the popcorn bag. Popcorn gets very hot and the heat of the popcorn causes the sensor to shut the machine down. I would imagine this would be the same for a baked potato.
    Very poor design.
    I was told to put a microwave safe plate down and put the popcorn bag on it. This should help to reduce the heat and not trip the sensor.
    A safety sensor is great, but not if it keeps tripping the machine and shutting down!

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