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I mistakenly cooked food on a plate with a gold rim and now my microwave runs but does not cook. It is an over range model MV1501W Ser. #505TASW00462. Can it be repaired?

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  • bmdb32 Feb 04, 2010

    It seems to buzz a little louder than normal and will not heat.

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Yes will need magnetron

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The glass plate of the oven is not rotating, what should I do.is it safe to run the oven like this.


The motor driving the turntable is faulty, using the oven like this will not damage the oven, the food will not be cooked evenly though. Open the door and rotate the food occasionally to ensure allround cooking, close door and continue cooking.

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Food not cooking in center


What make and model?? Sounds like it is not a carousel model. Have you tried a "Micro Go Round" ?? Otherwise, try rotating the 'plate' each quarter cycle...ie; every 30 seconds on a 2 minute cook time. Be sure to push the stop button first before you open the door to save wear and tear on the door switches......

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Kenmore microwave 85609 has a 5E code on it


test this steps and fix it. God bless you
  1. Power Issues

    • If your microwave oven won't come on, ensure that the power cord is plugged into an outlet and that the power is on. Replace any blown fuses, and reset a tripped circuit breaker. If the microwave won't run, see that the door is completely closed and that nothing is stuck in it. Ensure that your door is not broken. Replace if necessary. See that you have not started the timer as opposed to the cooking function. Press "Start/Enter" to start your microwave.

    Clock

    • Your display will flash if your power goes out. You must reset the clock. If you do not hear a tone at the end of cooking, ensure that you have enabled the audible tone. Also check that you are using the right command. If your power goes out while your food is cooking, you must reset both the cooking time and clock.


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    Cooking

    • If you see sparks while you are cooking, remove any metal objects or plates with silver or gold trim. If your food is taking too long to cook, ensure that you have selected the correct power level for the food item. Remove any other appliance from the 20-amp circuit line. Additional appliances on the same amp will draw too much power away from the microwave. Also ensure that you have selected the correct food item in the preprogrammed menu. Each microwave has its own error codes. Always read your manual to determine what the error code means. Examples of error codes include "E-11", "E-12" and "E-13." This means that you have a defective sensor, and you must get your microwave serviced. The "SE" error code indicates an issue with your control panel.

    Additional Problems

    • You may hear gear noises, especially a humming noise; the fan will automatically come on while your food is cooking. If your turntable plate makes noise, first clean it, and then see that it is positioned correctly over the roller ring. If your nearby appliances are experiencing electrical interference, move your microwave farther away to correct this problem.

Jul 22, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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I have the Dacor DCM24 microwave and if the table does not spin will the microwave still cook food. I think my turn motor is bad, but wanted to know if I could cook food without it?


Yes! it will continue to cook food, the only difference you may end up with cold spots in the food, rotate plate once or twice to reduce this.

May 30, 2012 | Dacor DCM24 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Not heating


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Power Supply

Check whether there is a proper power supply. Look to see whether the cord is connected to a grounded 3-prong outlet and the cord is fully plugged in. If the electrical system is built-in and no power cord is visible, replace or reset the household fuse or circuit breaker.

Microwave Functions

Some basic microwave operational steps may affect whether the microwave is heating. Open and close the microwave door, as the unit will not function with the door open, and push "Stop/Clear" to cancel any previous settings, such as the timer, which do not heat the microwave oven.

Setting the Microwave

Once the power to the microwave has been reset, or verified as working, and the microwave is ready to run, select a new cook cycle and press "Start" to see if the microwave begins to run and cook food as expected. Allow the food to cook for the alloted time and then open the microwave door and check to see if the food has cooked or heated. Choose a longer cooking time and restart the microwave if food is heating but is cooking slowly.

Repair

If all efforts to troubleshoot the function and power to the microwave still do not get the appliance heating food as expected, there may be a repair issue that needs to be addressed. Contact professional technician for advice.

Oct 05, 2011 | Sanyo Microwave Ovens

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The unit seems extremely quiet and fills with steam when cooking. I'm concerned the exhaust fan on the microwave isn't working properly. I just got it so I can only compare it to other microwaves.


How old is the oven ???, Is the food saturated with water ???, Is the exhaust clear from any obstacle ??? Do you feel air coming out the exhaust when it's running ??? (compared to when it's not) if it's a new model it is NORMAL, newer (expensive) models tend to keep moisture in the oven... they are built that way to prevent drying out food (on the plate rim) or (if it's fresh from the box) check for forgotten PACKING material that could prevent the oven from exhausting properly... you could also call the manufacturer/GE to check with them as well...

Cheers!

Feb 09, 2011 | GE EVM1750 Microwave Oven

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Is it safe to use a microwave oven if the turning plate is no longer working?


If the microwave is still heating, but the carousel is not turning, this problem is commonly attributed to a turntable motor that has worn out and needs to be replaced. The following link explains how to access and replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3555716-replacing_a_turntable_motor_on_a_microwa

This is a very simple repair, that usually is not expensive. The price range will be determined by the model and manufacturer. This repair can also be performed on an over the range model microwave oven WITHOUT uninstalling it.

You can refer to any of the following websites for comparison:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites listed offer helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you with locating and proprly identifying the part(s) you need.

If you have any questions, please post back with your and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: To answer your intial question, YES you can still use the microwave oven, but it is recommended that you stop the oven about midway through the cooking process and rotate your food to ensure it is heated evenly. Early model microwave ovens did not have a rotating carousel and it was often listed in the cooking directions to rotate your food this way.

Mar 25, 2010 | Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven

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Can I temporarily run the microwave without the plate rotating?


Probably not. The plate turns to make sure the food gets cooked evenly. You can take the plate out if you need a stationary object in the oven.

Feb 17, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Quit heating


This is a sure sign that the Magnatron has burnt out and needs replaced ( This is what cooks the food!) Replace magnatron in oven unit and all should work well!
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Jan 11, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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When we first turn on the microwave there is like a mini-explosion and a fiery spark, but after that the microwave goes through its cycle and cooks the food. But we are afraid to try it again.


pls do not use any aluminum or metal material INSIDE the microwave, this can cause the problem

I assumed, but pls consider the ff info...

Be sure to use nonmetal utensils in the microwave.

For microwave cooking, cut meats and vegetables in uniform sizes to make sure that they cook evenly.

Paper plates, cups, and napkins can be used in the microwave. But don't use foil-lined paper products, paper towels that include nylon or synthetic fibers, or newspaper.
When using plastic roasting or cooking bags in the microwave, discard the wire twist tie and use a plastic fastener or a piece of string instead.

To ensure that food cooks fully and evenly in the microwave oven, stir food and turn dishes periodically while they're cooking.

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