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How do you check power diodes on a hamilton beach microwave?

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maby it's the magnetron, i need more information, a good way to test the magnetron is to put a small HE-NE lamp in a glass filled with water (HE-NE lamps) are found in any radioshack (La source) store, if the lamp glowes orange it meens the magnetron is good, if it is not glowing then the magnetron is dead, (the magnetron is allmost the price of the oven) it could be a fuse but if you have to change the fuse replace it with the same type (normaly ceramic german type) NOT GLASS

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Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Hamilton Beach

Assuming its the same as my Hamilton Beach, you first enter the cooking time, but don't press start yet, instead press power, then a number button 1 - 9 for the power level 1 for 10%, 2 for 20% etc. THEN press start as normal

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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how do i set my hamilton beach 900 watt microwave to 50% power

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Return the item to the place of purchase this is a manufacture defect. The problem is caused by a defective turntable motor.

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SOURCE: My microwave stopped heating up. It's 5 months old

Return the microwave oven to the place of purchase, comes with a standard 1 year warranty. The problem is a defective magnetron or a inverter board.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012

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How do I set the power level in my hamilton beach microwave?


Hi Anthony,
Firstly check through the handbook for trouble shooting. If you haven't got one go to : Free Kitchen Appliance User Manuals ManualsOnline com

Aug 08, 2015 | Hamilton Beach Microwave Ovens

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Hamilton beach microwave change power level hp-p100n30al-s3 how do I do that? I pushed the power level button and only beeps does nothing to it


Hit power level button then number 1 through 10. Most have 10 power levels. 1 is extremely low. 3 is usually defrost, 5 would be half power and so on.

Feb 27, 2015 | Hamilton Beach Microwave Ovens

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What do i do if my Hamilton beach microwave will not heat anything!!


Most of the time if the unit won't hest anything, the problem.is the power diode.

If you are familiar with working with very high voltage, open the unit, carefully discharge the power capacito using an insulated screwdriver.

Now look for any loose wiring. Reattach any loose wires to their contacts.Check and replace any blown fuses with identical ones.

Now, locate the piwer diode in the high voltage circuit and test it for function. This diode is often the only problem. I have repaired many microwaves by only replacing this diode.

If everything checks out so far, read the schematic and test the large step-up transformer. Afterwards, check the circuitry containing the magnatron.

Except for the transformer and the magnatron, the unit will be worth repairing. If the transformer or magnatron is the problem, the cost of the replacement parts is higher than a new unit.....unless you happen to have the right working part lying around.

Hope this helps. But remember, ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage-capacitor.....the charge is enough to hurt you SEVERLY!

Feb 19, 2015 | Hamilton Beach Microwave Ovens

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It runs but won't heat, what do I do?


please follow this test and fix it. God bless you
  1. Check the power diode This 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.
  2. High voltage capacitor Responsible for storing electricity, this part is a key component in any microwave. Remove, discharge, and test the capacitor to determine if it requires replacement.
  3. Damaged magnetron Responsible for generating waves and producing heat. When your microwave is no longer heating properly, replacement will be required.
  4. Thermal Cutoffs Examine 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 cutoffs.

Nov 22, 2013 | Hamilton Beach Microwave Ovens

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Can't get to heat anything can't seem to set clock first Hamilton beach model hbp90d23al any suggestions


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see this steps and diagram and fix it. God bless you
Microwave Doesn't Heat

1)Diode




The high voltage diode converts the A/C power output of the transformer to D/C, doubling the voltage to nearly 5,000 volts. This high voltage powers the magnetron which emits the energy that cooks the food. If the diode burns out, a lower A/C voltage reaches the magnetron, which is not sufficient to power the magnetron. When the diode fails it is often visibly burned out. If it appears to be good, it can be tested with a volt-Ohm meter capable of testing diodes. High voltage diodes frequently fail and are one of the most common points of failure in a microwave oven. A regular meter with a diode checker will not work to check these diodes. You have to use a meter with a 9 volt battery or put a 9 volt battery in series with the diode to check it.

Door Switch




If the microwave does not heat, one of the door switches might be defective. Microwave ovens normally have three door switches, if any of them fail the microwave does not turn on and does not heat. Check the switches for continuity with an Ohm meter.

Magnetron




If the microwave oven doesn't heat the magnetron tube might have burned out. The magnetron uses high voltage, high current DC power to generate the microwave frequency that cooks the food. If the microwave oven is turned on when it is empty this can cause the magnetron to burn out. Once it is burned out it has to be replaced, it's not repairable.



High Voltage Capacitor




If the microwave doesn't heat the high voltage capacitor might be defective. The high voltage capacitor works with the high voltage diode to convert the output of the transformer to DC voltage and to double the output voltage. If the capacitor is burned out the entire high voltage circuit stops working properly. The high voltage capacitor can be checked with a special VOM meter which has a capacitance testing capability. Be aware that the high voltage capacitor can retain a charge of more than 3,000 volts and can injure or kill a person if not handled properly. Only trained technicians should perform this type of testin

High Voltage Transformer




If the microwave does not heat, the high voltage transformer might be burned out. Microwave ovens produce a very high voltage in order to power the magnetron antenna, which emits the energy that cooks the food. When a high voltage transformer fails it will usually arch and have a burning smell

Thermal Fuse




If the microwave doesn't heat the thermal fuse may have blown. It can be tested for continuity. Watch our fuse testing video for more information.

Thermoprotector




If the microwave doesn't heat the thermoprotector may have tripped. This is a safety device to prevent the microwave from overheating. It can be tested for continuity to see if it's blown.

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Feb 07, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Hamilton Beach microwave will not heat or cook anything HELP ME PLEASE


bad diode or inverter board or magnetron itself---diode fails first and inverter is power board for magnetron which does the heating.

Nov 06, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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