Question about Microwave Ovens
It will not turn on and appears to be dead.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We see this a lot. The problem is almost certainly on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2007
SOURCE: replace handle on microwave oven
The part number for a new handle is 820941 and costs approx. $19. If you already have the part and are wanting to install it follow these steps:
You can either do this with the door in place, or remove it. To remove it, you open the door all the way and push up at the hinges. The door should lift off the hinge pins.
1. On the back side of the door (the side that faces the interior of the oven) is a plastic facing around the perimeter of the glass.
2. There should be a series of slots or grooves around the facing that you can place a small screwdriver in.
3. Carefully (I cannot emphasize this enough) lift around the facing until it comes loose. You may not have to remove it all the way around the door. Sometimes you can gain enough access by lifting on the side where the door handle it mounted.
4. Under the door facing are the mounting bolts (or screws). Remove broken handle and install new handle.
5. Reinstall components in the reverse order as stated before.
If you are waiting to order the part for your oven, you can get it at repairclinic.com. The part will be shipped directly do you for a nominal shipping fee.
This should be a fairly simple repair that only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Again, be careful with the door. If you break it, a replacement door costs over $200! Good luck and let me know if I can help further.
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
SOURCE: microwave no heat
The "HUMM" indicates a breakdown in the High Voltage Side. The loud "POP" was the breakdown. You have only four Components in the High Voltage side.
1. High Voltage Transformer. You can eliminate this as the problem. Why? If it was the problem it would have blown the line fuse, and would have given off a burned transformer smell.
2. High Voltage Diode. Usually will Burn or Pop when shorted, but will then OPEN the Circuit and there is no "HUMM".
3. High Voltage Capacitor.This is the Silver Can with the two terminals on top. It can SHORT internaly between the plates (the two terminals) and give the "HUMM".
4. Magnetron. This is my number one suspect. A SHORTED Magnetron.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
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