Question about Emerson MW8102SS 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
I have only had this microwave about 9-10 months. All of a sudden when I tried to heat up something--I press the cook time and enter it, then hit start. The light comes on inside the oven and the clock counts down the time - but the oven is not working. The turn table is not turning, and the fan/motor is not working. Nothing has happen to this oven. I only use it about once a day--nothing metal, or incorrect is ever been used in this oven. What happened? Help!
I bought my emerson microwave 3 years ago model# mw8115ss from walmart and have had all the problems that everyone has talked about and I thought about throwing it away until I thought about one small detail, the FUSE. China uses junky glass fuses that burst instantly with a slight power outage, door slamming to hard, moving it around, and of course constant use like myself always heating up water for bottles. I took the back of the microwave off and walla!!! a blown fuse, but wait!!! dont buy another glass fuse!!! go to your local home depot and get the ceramic fuse for microwave ovens!!! they are $2.83 at my local home depot. I replaced the junky glass fuse with the ceramic one and it has worked perfectly for six months now.
DONT let someone tell you that you cant replace a glass fuse with a ceramic one because they are full of boloney. My microwave did all kinds of things, it wouldnt turn sometimes, it would come on by itself, it would beep for no reason, turn but not heat up, you name it I had the problem. When a fuse starts to go out it can make your appliances do some strange things, check the fuse and replace it with a CERAMIC one and I promise it should eliminate your problem.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
First of all, since it's under warranty, I would call Emerson or a local servicer who repairs Emerson microwaves under warranty. You probably have a defective door switch or broken door switch mount.
Posted on Apr 23, 2007
I had the same problem. I romoved the top door switch and cleaned the contacts replaced it and i was back in bussness until i culd get another one.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
I got mine as a gift for Christmas in 2010. Used the popcorn option and it burned my popcorn. Underneath the glass plate the paint or whatever totally melted away. Looks like **** inside. About six months after having the darn thing it starts sparking like the fourth of July, makes freaky noises, and then this crazy smell comes out. It doesn't happen every time I use it, but I'd say at least 5 times a week. It's the WORST microwave I have ever had. I will be going with the Magic Chef. My last Magic Chef microwave lasted YEARS. I'm gonna toss this piece of **** before it gives me some serious cancer or something from the radiation.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
Top door switch was sticky.. 1 small squirt of wd40. I worked the switch several times and it worked perfectly.
That took 10 minutes and saved 70 bucks. My wife was already online shopping for a new one. Bummer for her.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
My m-i-l gave me hers to fix. Said turntable wasn't working and making noise. Pulled motor (nicely engineered stamping for motor extraction) and motor is basically locked up. Searching for replacement now.
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
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