Question about Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Microwave is arcking - Microwave Ovens

Posted by on

  • landolfi99 Jan 08, 2009

    We had a similar problem, arcing throughout cooking cycle but microwave heats properly, and it doesn't happen consistently. The waveguide was missing, we can't be sure it was always there because we're not the original owners, but we installed one and the arcing is better but not gone altogether. No burn marks anywhere inside the oven, and the inside of the oven is clean. If it matters, it's a GE SCA2001

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Microwave Ovens Master
  • 8,871 Answers

Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is the plastic ceiling.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.

If you need more specific help, please reply back with your brand and full model number.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When microwave is started, why does it make a loud buzzing sound--like a Skil saw sounds?


Whirlpool Microwave Buzzing Loudly - ApplianceBlog

www.applianceblog.com/.../26531-Whirlpool-Microwave-Buzzing-Loud...

Aug 12, 2011 - 10 posts - ‎2 authors
My Whirlpool MT4155SPS-2 microwave oven has recently started to buzz loudlywhen operated. The sound is getting louder and more frequent ...

Whirlpool making intermittent loud buzzing noise Microwave ...

www.fixya.com > ... > Microwave Ovens
Whirlpool microwave ovens making intermittent loud buzzing noise related questions and answers. Ask your ... ...loud buzzing noise and it doesn't heat. i just tried it again and let it run for 1 minute. ... Question about Accuwave Microwave Oven.

Troubleshooting the Microwave: Potential Problems ...

www.appliancejournal.com/.../troubleshooting-the-microwave-potential-...
If your microwave buzzes loudly and produces no heat you probably have a defective power .... I have a whirlpool oven range and it's less than a year old. .... Humming sound stops when I open door to remove food, but when door is closed, ...

Whirlpool Microwave Ovens - Consumer Affairs


Feb 03, 2016 | Whirlpool Accuwave Microwave Oven

Tip

How to replace the bulb of a microwave oven


Replacing a Built-in Microwave Oven
  1. Step 1 Locate the cabinet above the built-in microwavemag-glass_10x10.gif oven. Find two screwed-in bolts. Unscrew the bolts while someone holds the microwave steady.
  2. Step 2 Unplug the electrical cord from the cabinet above and snake the wire down the hole towards the microwave oven. Continue having someone hold the microwave steady.
  3. Step 3 Roll microwave to left or right to set it free from the mounting bracket in the back. The microwave oven should now be unlocked from its position and can be removed completely from the area.
  4. Step 4 Install the mounting bracket on the new microwave that was included in the package.
  5. Step 5 Snake the electrical cord of the new microwave through the hole in the above cabinet. Plug in the electrical cord.
  6. Step 6 Lift the microwave and rest it to line up with the existing mounting plate on the wall. Roll it until the microwave is locked in place.
  7. Step 7 Use a screwdriver or electric drill to screw in bolts above cabinet into the microwave mounting bracket. This will keep the microwave securely and tightly in place. Your new microwave is ready to use.

on Apr 04, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

MVP V door handle broken


Maytag mvp v microwave door handle parts Questions ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags > mvp v microwave door handle parts
Maytag mvp v microwave door handle parts related problems. Ask your Maytag mvp v... The handle on my maytag microwave oven broke off ... door handle ...

Maytag Microwave Handle Parts from RepairClinic.com

www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts/.../Maytag-Microwave-Handle-Par...
Shop for your Maytag Microwave Handle from our huge inventory. Return any part for any ... Repair Help for Microwaves .... Microwave Oven Door Handle.

CMV1000ADW Maytag Microwave Parts and Repair Help

www.partselect.com/Models/CMV1000ADW/

Dec 22, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Why doesn't it turn on?


The internal fuse may have opened.

Sep 25, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Sharp R-H81 i see arcking from acces covet insde top


Clean with warm soapy water until spotless, if no! the hood may need to be replaced, especially if there are bare metal exposed, also check the interior for peeled white enamel paint.

Mar 24, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Is there a way to detect if the microwave is leaking radiation?


No! this could not be further from the truth, you can buy a microwave test card and check for leakage around the door seals, or take it to a service professional to do a quick test.

Mar 06, 2012 | General Electric Microwave Oven

1 Answer

The microwave turns on. The microwave generator


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 29, 2009 | KitchenAid KHMS155LSS 1000 Watts Microwave...

1 Answer

GE profile 1800 2yrs old. Model #JVM 1870cf06. No heat,


{ MAGNETRON FAILURE }
I cut the magnetron right down the center. I can see why so many GE magnetron fail. They have a poor Filament design. The sparial spring that completes the filmanet circuit on the cathode will become brittle over time and will surely fail. I am a layman when it comes to this design. I see no GE
magnetron with this filament design lasting 10 years.

May 27, 2009 | GE JVM1440 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Used tefle coated tin micro+convection oven


There are some times when it is ok to use metallic stuff in a microwave. This is probably one of them. But you won't get the manufacturer to agree. Metal concentrates the microwave energy making a strong enough local electric field to cause sparks and heat. Usually burns that spot. Do you have one of those popcorn cookers for microwaves? Works by heating a special pad in the bottom just right.
What the manufacturer is saying in the warning is:
Don't sue us if you use metal in this oven and something goes wrong.

Feb 07, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

153 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8871 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

224 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...