Question about Microwave Ovens
My Mircowave runs but doesn't heat. Any ideas on approximately how much this would cost to fix? I rent my place and would have to fix it before moving out but REALLY don't want to buy this guy a new microwave right before I move out....
Anyone out there a microwave guru?
WoW!! What kind of a rental lease requires you to repair appliances? Most rental properties have maintainance of appliances included. Read your lease. Are you required to have it repaired?
Could be anything from a Cold Solder Connection on the Cook-Relay Board to a Magnetron.No Simple solution for a Novice. It involves step-by-step trouble shooting with power turned on some steps. Very DANGEROUS!!
Call around, Ask how much for Trip Charge and Estimate of Repair.
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
This is a job for a professional but if
you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
simple safety test.
Place 1/2 litre of water in a glass container. Measure the temperature of the water.
Place in microwave and heat on full power for 1minute.
Measure the temperature after it has stood for 1minute.
If the temperature difference is more than 9 degrees Celcuis the magnetron is working and producing about 700Watts of heat.
If your microwave is labelled with 900 or 1000Watts. That is about right.
If the temperature is less then the magnetron is not working properly and may need replacing.
This a only a rough guide and any doubts you should consult an authorised service agent.
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