MICROWAVE POWER TEST Hi Everyone, In this tip I will show you how to easily test...
MICROWAVE POWER TEST
In this tip I will show you how to easily test your Microwaves power. If it is sufficient, or if it is not heating effectively anymore.
Non heating Microwaves are a common issue, and the most likely component that is faulty is the Magnetron - These days Magnetron's are quite expensive (usually about 50% the price of a new Entry Level Microwave). Low heating could mean a Magnetron becoming faulty (unlikely, as a Magnetron either works, or it doesn't work)
Tools required: A Normal Glass (Heat-resistant, in other words Microwave friendly), Water (Room Temperature) , a Centigrade Thermometer (Can get this at any Pharmacy)
1) Fill a glass with approx. 125 ml water. Use water at room temperature (from the tap), avoid using refrigerated water as this will work against the test we are doing.
2) Measure the initial temperature of the water with the thermometer (It should be between approx. 10 & 20 degrees).
3) Place the glass with the water about 2 cm away from the center of the Microwave Oven plate.
4) Heat the water at full power (The highest setting possible on your Microwave) for 70 seconds.
5) Stir the water (For 5 - 8 sec).
6) Measure the final water temperature with a thermometer.
7) If the increase is 45 degrees or more, then your microwave is heating sufficiently, if not it could mean replacing the Magnetron, or purchasing a new Microwave.
I hope this guide as helped you. If it has, please rate it accordingly.
on Apr 23, 2011 | Microwave Ovens