Question about Microwave Ovens
My daughter placed five potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil in our Jenn Air microwave for approx. 28 minutes. Obviously the potatoes weren't cooking. The digital readout ceased working, and the unit became inoperable. Within a few hours, the unit was back up. We have not used the unit since. I am under the impression that the unit is totaled, and unsafe to use. My question: is that correct? Is the unit now unsafe to operate? THANK YOU in advance for your help. Garry Watkins
Technically, if you do not allow the metal to touch the sides of the interior cabinet (causing bare metal in the ceramic) it will not cause a problem.
The JennAir has an auto shutdown function that activated when it detected the excess temperature inside the cabinet - instead of starting a fire :D
Once it cooled back down - the microwave will operate as normal.
Inspect the cabinet walls for bare metal - and use ceramic microwave repair kit to fix if necessary.
PLEASE SEE THIS LINK - it talks a bit on the safety of using foil in microwaves.
The unit is safe to operate - however - to test the proper operation of the microwave - insert a cup of water, and see if it boils in 2 minutes.
If the water fails to get warm - you have internal damage that will need servicing by a qualified repairperson - as there are potentially lethal amounts of stored energy inside that must be discharged properly before working on it.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Look for the fuse and change it as long as it was not fried it can still be used please rate me thank you for useing fixya
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