Question about Microwave Ovens
There is crackling noise every 2 minutes from my Hinari MX100 Microwave Oven, sometimes from the door press-switches. Is that normal? Or is it a harmful defect?
Open the microwave door, look for a silver rectangular plate inside,try cleaning the plate with a damp cloth.
Posted on Oct 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Usually this is due to loosened mounts inside the oven. The mounts hold the door switches and grab the door hooks when it the door is closed. The solution is to realign and tighten the mount screws inside. It's less liekly, but it could be a weak or worn door open lever inside. I only advise people to work on a microwave if they're fully informed and aware of the deadly hazards and necessary precautions.
Posted on Sep 15, 2006
Assuming your inside light and
turntable come on when you try to microwave, with the symptoms you have,
I would most strongly suspect a bad magnetron or a loose and possibly
corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
(if it's not shorted or burned, it'sprobably okay)
The best place to order parts for this brand is Encompass (formerly Tritronics).
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Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I had the problem where the timer continues to count down but turntable doesn't turn, fan doesn't come on and food doesn't heat. Holding the door up worked for awhile but even that temporary method stopped working.
I bought a door interlock switch the cost $23 from an appliance repair place and replaced it myself. It worked like a charm. To replace the switch, you need to remove 3 screws that hold the plastic grille above the door, which exposes the 1 screw that is holding the control panel. Remove that screw and slide the control panel up to remove it. There are three switches left of the panel. Note the middle swich has a different part number so I'm not sure what that one is called. The bad one on mine happen to be the bottom one. The switch is held on by a "pin" and tab that holds it in place. Push the tab and spin the switch on its "pin" past the tab to remove. Reverse your step to put the new one on. I hope this helps.
Posted on May 09, 2009
It sounds like what you are describing is called a "waveguide cover". You can purchase a replacement from a local parts supplier, or on-line at www.repairclinic.com. It is very easy to replace.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
This happened to us 3 weeks ago with our 3 year old Kitchenaid microwave. Several hours after its last use it just shattered. In doing research I discovered that this has also happend with GE microwaves, all 3 years old. The cause seems to have been a batch of defective glass supplied by a third party. Whirlpool was very quick to cover the cost of the replacement, even though our microwave was out of warrantee.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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