Question about Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a magic chef over the stove microwave. It sparked underneath when I was using it, it does not turn or heat food nor does the light. But everything else works the keypad,the vent and the clock. It sounds like it's working when you turn it on. Help

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 167 Answers

Sounds like the high-voltage magnetron (the heating unit) is not getting power. It could be as simple as a broken wire inside the unit (which would explain the spark) or a failed control board or high-voltage power supply (which also might let go with a spark).

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Microwave won't heat food.

built in 3/94 is it worth fixing how much for magetron

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

Obertelli
  • 3006 Answers

SOURCE: My microwave oven isn't heating my food.

This is typical of a failed magnetron: the part which actually supplies the microwaves.

By their very nature magnetrons can fail without warning from the day of manufacture but the vast majority do last longer than the manufacturer's warranty. I have noticed a trend towards more frequent premature failure with increasingly powerful ovens.

If the magnetron has failed then there is nothing you can do to fix this as it must be replaced. It's also typically the most expensive single component in most ovens so is rarely an economic repair.

Your appliance should still be within the manufacturer's warranty so you should follow their advice regarding getting the oven repaired. If you're in the UK then you have Sale of Goods Act protection for up to six years from the purchase date and if you wish can insist that the retailer replaces the oven or refunds your money as the goods were not "of satisfactory quality".

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

  • 8404 Answers

SOURCE: no heat on magic chef microwave

Check the door safety interlock switches.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My microwave oven isn't heating my food.

Small component called a diode. Open up the microwave and try to find a black (usually) component that is most often connected between the magnetron (the thing that heats the food) and the chassis of the microwave oven (ground). I used to make a fortune replacing these! Costs about 5 bucks most appliance supply stores. Make darn sure you get one of the same value.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Microwave not heating up


If the microwave is not heating check magnetron connections, probably you will need to replace the magnetron.

Sep 06, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a Magic Chef microwave MCO160UB. I was cooking on the stove (microwave wasn't on) and the fan came on as it has done before. After a few minutes, it shut off and is now completely dead. I...


If the microwave is above the stove, the heat sensors in the microwave
may turn on fans to cool it even though the microwave itself is not
running. It tries to save its life. It should turn off when the stove is not
heating it.

Aug 29, 2011 | Magic Chef MCO160UB Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Model #MCO2212ARB (black) microwave doesn't heat food - fan, light all work well just doesn't heat food


Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5508031-microwave_oven_basic_troubleshooting

heatman101

Aug 15, 2010 | Magic Chef Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Will not heat up but it turns on and runs


the light won't come on how can i get the light bulb out?

Jun 24, 2010 | Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Magic Chef MCO153UWF


Tin foil or steel plates in a microwave will burn it out. I suspect it is or has burnt out. Never put anything steel in a microwave.

Mar 12, 2017 | Magic Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Magic Chef MCO 153 UQ heats but doesnt' turn


You can still use it, but must be aware that this is a relatively high power microwave, so food will burn if it isn't turned.

Jul 28, 2009 | Magic Chef Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Microwave has works but doesn't heat


Sounds like the Magnetron has stopped working. The Magnetron is is a specially designed powerful magnet that generates the high frequency microwave energy used to heat food.

Jun 14, 2009 | Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave oven not functioning


Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Dec 04, 2007 | Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven

4 Answers

Magic Chef Over-Range Microwave Oven Model:MCO153UBF


The turn table and fan are connected in series with the bulb,as you have mentioned that you have replaced bulb,so please check again for any loose contact on bulb holder or bulb continuity again.

Aug 03, 2007 | Magic Chef CMV1000B Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9085 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Are you a Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...