To mute your microwave, start by checking the control panel. Look closely. The mute function may be labeled as a secondary function of one of the standard buttons. Check these things first:
- Look for a Sound button. Seriously. It may have been there all along, begging you to press it.
- Press and hold either 1 or 0. Sometimes manufacturers give these keys hidden, secondary functions.
- Press and hold the Stop or Cancel button. Like 1 or 0, this key might have a hidden function when held.
Often, pressing and holding 1
will either result in turning off the beeping sounds or activating a child lock feature. (Child lock doesn't actually lock the door, but instead locks the control panel so no buttons can be pressed until the lock is removed by holding the button for around three seconds again.)
If none of these work, it's probably best to consult the manual. Even if you don't have a Sound
button, there is no Mute
function denoted as a secondary function or holding a button doesn't do anything, there is still a chance a mute function exists. It could be a button combination or, like on some microwaves, be buried in a submenu that's not at all obvious how to activate.
If you've tossed the owner's manual to your microwave, check the manufacturer's website. They will often provide a digital version of the manual as a PDF for more recent models. For an older model, you may need to do some digging, but a great start is to just do a Google
search for "[microwave brand and model number] manual."
Once you have the PDF version of the manual, press Ctrl + F on Windows
or Command + F
on Mac to search the PDF for "mute," "sound" or "beep."