Microwave turns on, but no heat or turntable movement
When you turn the microwave on, the fan comes on, the light turns on inside, but the turntable does not move, and it does not heat up. Any suggestions? Everything else on it works fine (timer,etc) just won't cook food.
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Re: Microwave turns on, but no heat or turntable movement
Quite often this is due to a bad door switch.
Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure, but it may also be a broken switch mount.
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Key clue is table does not move---All microwaves with a table have a lever switch that is engaged when door closes--only can get at from inside the unit----it prevents the unit from operation if door not closed.
What happens from closing door a lot is the switch with a lever arm can come loose or even if snapped into a plastic holder break out of the holder.
Once i opened up the microwave, I found that some kind of capacitor or something (had two wires going to it) had fell down on top of the fan. I had to rig the plastic mounting bracket and re-attach it to a panel inside. That took care of the rubbing noise. It turned out that some one had unplugged the wire that powered the turntable. That took care of that. it seems to work fine now. Steve
Most likely the bottom door switch. Dacor units are built by Sharp and that switch is a very common problem. You'd either need to check the switch with an ohm meter or remove the cover of the switch to see if it's burned inside.
The problem is that the magnatron is not getting power. Chance is that if could be a bolwn fuse inside the unit. If the fuse don't fix it then that leaves the charging diode, capacitor or the magnatron, or high voltage xformer of which without technical epertize I would not recomend attempting to replace. good luck