Question about Belling BIM60 Microwave Oven
Leaving the unit on with nothing inside probably was the cause of the current failure. What happens is RF reverse flows into the magetron and causes the power diode on the capacitor to fail or the capacitor itself fails. This is not a difficult or expensive repair. IF by chance you attempt self repair make sure the unit is unplugged and that you ground the capacitor 3 times before prceeding with any testing.
You disconnect one end of the diode and read across the terminals. One direction it will read like a wire and the other it will read open. (Good) If it reads continuity in both directions it has failed. If it reads open in both directions it has failed.
Checking the capacitor you simply probe across the terminals with a meter watching for a jump on the meater EACH time the tests leads are REVERSED. No Jump leads reversed = bad capacitor.
I tried looking up parts for Belling in UK but was unsuccessful. You can get a replacement diode or capacitor from any appliance parts source. They are NOT brand specific. Just take your old part with you if you find one of them defective.
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Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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