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My microwave is not heating or defrosting anything

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2 slices of bread wrapped in paper towel microwave set on defrost set 35 seconds caught fire


Microwaves work by friction. They blast water molecules in the food so they move fast, just like rubbing your hands together makes them hot. Some types of microwave in defrost mode actually apply FULL POWER for a short period of time so to make the product warm to the touch. This heat then penetrates down to the core of the food, ensuring full defrost. In your case the heat was sufficient enough to heat the dry paper towel to set it on fire.
Bread is better defrosted on the low power setting as sliced bread is very thin. Items should only be defrosted on the defrost setting that are thick and need to be completely defrosted on the inside. Remember microwaves only penetrate the surface of food, making that hot. Thermal conduction does the rest.
You should never use paper towels in a microwave unless the instructions for doing the food say so. You wouldn't put a paper towel in a gas or electric oven, so don't put them in a microwave.

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My microwave is not getting hot, I have just used it to defrost but now it will not heat anything


Hi, it sounds like you have a problem with the power unit best get it checked.

Jan 08, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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Hi sharp microwave R-33ST 900w was used to defrost now won't heat anything up how do I change settings back?


It should default to the highest power setting.

If not, you can reset it by unplugging the power for a minute or two, plugging it back in, and setting the clock.

Otherwise, refer to your owner's manual.

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bad diode or inverter board or magnetron itself---diode fails first and inverter is power board for magnetron which does the heating.

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How do you defrost on the microwave


What is need to set the program, select defrost function then select the weight of the food to be defrosted and push the value of the weight. Now select the heat value and press start as the processor will then decide the time to defrost.
This is a simple program setting or else you can choose a preset heating defroster program.

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Not heating or defrosting although light works, timer etc works


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Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with yourMicrowave Oven....

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It runs but does not heat. last nite used the speed defrost now it won't heat for anything made a noise while on speed defrost


sounds like the magnetron may be gone on it. this creates the heat. if the unit is older, it's not worth repairing, but if newer, check you manual for the warranty. some mags have 3-5 years warranty.

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Our microwave has power but does not heat or defrost anything. do you know what this might be? we just bought this a couple months ago.


Where is the power setting on the microwave is it on max. If so then you have additional problems . Try to set to max on power setting then get back to us.

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