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The relays in microwaves sometimes stick but the microwave shouldn't run with the door having 2 or 3 micro-switches as a safety precaution. All should be turned off when the door is closed.

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Ok, i have a 1000w Hamilton beach microwave. It works great except when its on, it makes a buzzing sound. I can push the top down and the buzzing stops! Whats wrong


It sounds like the transformer laminations are vibrating and pushing the top apply pressure stopping it. Some buzzing is normal.

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Microwave makes buzzing noise when using


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Oct 13, 2014 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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My microwave oven buzzes when plugged in


Normal it buzz when you left yo food inside even its fin7shing warming or wateva youre doing, but if its just buzz you can disconect it if you want or take it to the technician

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It will not stop buzzing


No matter what you try the buzzing will not shut off? The only way to get it off is to unplug it? Otherwise it will go forever?
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Feb 13, 2012 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

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Ge microwave jvm160wj01 was working and suddenly started buzzing, gave bad electric/burnt smell and buzzes. Still buzzes and does not seem to heat now.


Sounds like the magnetron just shorted out. Its the part the generates the microwaves that heat the food. Buzzing sounds are a symptom of a shorted mag. Usually not worth fixing since the magnetron costs almost as much as a new oven. Sorry.

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Loud buzzing noise with Whirpool microwave oven when it comes on. All lights, heating and fan seems to work but not sure why loud buzzing. What is the problem?


The loud buzzing you hear is the sound of the magnatron tube.That is what emits the microwave radiation and buzzing should be normal. The mag tube may be nearing its end at witch time you will hear no buzzing and hence no heating of foods. Replacement can be costly depending on the model so most people just opt for a new one. Hope this helps

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Kenmore microwave making loud buzzing sound.



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G.E. Spacemaker XL1800- Loud constant buzzing noise. Help


My microwave was totally dead. Things I discovered: 1) There is an easily replacable fuse accessed by taking off the top front vent cover (two screws on top, gently massage off) and then the inside plastic grill. UNPLUG before doing this! 2) Pop off two wires on either end of fuse holder for safety. Then pop out fuse and replace. For more extensive help, there is an evelope with a wiring diagram inside the case on the inside wall! Very helpful when diagnosing the surface lamp problem (I forgot to plug the ballast back in when I closed up the bottom).

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I have a GE counter top microwave oven. When the oven starts cooking (the magnetron turns on) the oven makes a harsh buzzing noise. What is wrong and what should be done?

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