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Microwave- plates keep breaking

We've never had a plate break in a microwave. This microwave has broken 4 plates in 4 months. It is a slightly older model - supplied by rental apartment. We've reviewed our usage - no metal, spreading heat evenly, etc. Is there a mechanical malfunction that could cause this - it "appears" to be working normally.

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But, what if the microwave heats too much to break or melt everzthing?

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First of all, be sure your plates SAY they are for microwave use or "microwave safe." Many are NOT.

Second, be sure to place the plate slightly off-center on the turntable to ensure more even heating, and to prevent the center of the turntable from overheating repeatedly.

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SOURCE: Microwave hums

Microwave not heating problems when the timer/controller board appears to function properly, are related to the following components -

1) Diode
2) Capacitor
3) Transformer
4) Magnetron

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Anonymous

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  • Posted on Mar 13, 2009

SOURCE: microwave doesn't work

There is a reset somewhere around the top or close to heating element

Anonymous

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  • Posted on Jun 01, 2009

SOURCE: microwave seems to work but doesn't heat up

HI, when the Magnetron becomes unstable, the microwave will not heat anything. simply replace the Magnetron. This device creates the heating action and it is damaged and not functional at this time.

Silverdragon

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  • Posted on Mar 13, 2010

SOURCE: Metal plate on inside of microwave has hole & is arcing.

The Arcing is a real bad sign, and you see the "Brain" has detected a fault condition, most likely the Power Supply and or magnetron, or High Power Diode, has "Faulted" and it shuts down for Safety reasons. Due to the danger existing inside MW, I recommend that you have it serviced by a qualified person. Always get a firm "Quote" before proceeding with any work. Be careful, as often a repair may cost as much as a new one.

Testimonial: "Thanks for the insight. We will definitely look into the items listed and have it looked at by a qualified repair tech."

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  • Posted on Oct 03, 2010

SOURCE: My samsung microwave oven is

if your microwave does everything you have described , and you can hear the cooling fan running as well after you press the start button , you probably have a faulty wave guide. The wave guide is also called a Magnetron Tube. It is the main part of the microwave which produces the microwave energy . If this part is not functioning it is best to replace the entire unit, rather than have it repaired .

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