I woke up this morning and went downstairs to the kitchen and noticed that my microwave was flashing with light and buzzing at the same time but the microwave was turned off.
I opened the door then shut it and it turned off fine.
Do you know why this happened and does is sound dangerous or harmful as I opened the door aswell and it looked odd, so could of this been harmful to me?
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Re: My Microwave flickers and buzzes
This problem normaly happens when the door is not closed properly for a long time and flashing and buzzing starts to give user a indication for same.
Allthough it is not risky as microwave oven has safty door switches wich does not allow oven to operate while door is open.
Take care and close the door properly before you leave kitchen..
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Thinkind about it, if you open the door, the light is on and you canset time etc but no start function. Check/replace the door interlock switches as I think there will be a faulty one or the small internal fuse has blown if it has two fuses. Hope this helps.
I tried the usual things, then checked the outlet in the cupboard where the unit is plugged in.....It was okay, but then I noticed a separate electrical cable going into the wall at the outlet. I went to the breaker box downstairs, found a breaker marked "Microwave Oven", flicked it off and on and away the microwave oven went....It is now okay. I guess the thermostat had turned everything off when it became too hot....
anyway all okay now....thx Janet
Dude, that totally happened to my boyfriend and me! He woke up in the middle of the night to the beeping and went downstairs to check it out. It was like 3am and the microwave started displaying all 6's. Then a helicopter flew right over our apartment and he started really flipping out. Talk about scary.
When there's a loud buzz like that, it does not heat, and does not blow the fuse, it is usually a defective magnetron.
Did it sound something like someone making a "gurgling" sound into a coffee cup?
I think this has a a one-year warranty, with n five-year warranty covering the magnetron.
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Time for a service call. Should not turn on by itself at any cause.
Circuit board is my guess. May be cheaper/easier to get new microwave. My first one lasted about 15 yrs--and the circuit board (touchpad) died. Bought new microwave oven.