Microwaves are by far the most versatile and convenient appliance in the kitchen. 90% of American kitchens contain microwave ovens. American’s are eating at home more than ever, and that requires a microwave for heating, reheating, and defrosting.
Microwave ovens use the dialectic heating method, spinning the molecular structure of water in the food in ultra-fast acceleration. This speedy process induces the heat for cooking.
Most people aren’t aware that when a microwave malfunctions, they don’t have to run out and replace it. Most microwave ovens allow an easy solution to most problems. Besides wasting money on a new microwave, it is also better for the environment if you have the microwave repaired instead of tossed in the trash.
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If a microwave is not working properly, maintenance is required. Call Appliance Mechanics to save you money over the purchase of a new microwave.
Appliance Mechanics offers quality, certified appliance services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King Counties, Washington. Our team consists of a combined 45 years in expert appliance mechanics. It is important to us that we respond to you quickly. We will find the problem, offer you a solution, and provide information for your component’s future maintenance.
- Snohomish County locally owned and operated Appliance Mechanics offers same-day service.
We Service Most Popular Microwave Name Brands.
Types of Microwave Designs
There are different types, models, and varieties of microwave ovens. Appliance Mechanics will find solutions to fix the majority of malfunctioning microwave ovens.
- Built-in Microwaves
- Convection oven microwaves
- Countertop Microwaves
- Drawer Style Microwaves
- Microwave and Oven Combos
- Over the Range Microwaves
- Toaster Oven Microwaves
- Wall Mounted Microwaves
We Quickly Order and Replace Microwave Parts.
- Door switches, door latches
- Charcoal Filters
- Glass Trays
- Grease Filters
- High Voltage Capacitors
- Light Bulbs
- Light Sockets
- Microwave Door Switches
- Mounting Plate and Bracket
Regardless of the design or brand of the microwave, simple solutions can fix common microwave problems.
If your microwave isn’t salvageable and you want to buy a new one, Consumer Reports lists the Most and Reliable Microwaves.
Feel free to ask your Appliance Mechanic technician to recommend whether to repair or buy a new microwave oven.
Common Microwave Oven Problems
- Never try to fix your microwave unless you are an experienced and certified technician. Even after a microwave has been unplugged, it’s high voltage capacitor can carry a fatal quantity of electricity. An effort to repair electronic components in a microwave is an extremely high risk for electric shock.
Microwave Oven is Not Heating Food.
If food is not heating, the problem might be the diode, which is the device that converts A/C power to D/C. When the diode burns out, the microwave will not heat because the magnetron is not receiving enough voltage. The magnetron is a vacuum tube that moves electrons to cook the food.
Microwave Does Not Heat or Start.
Microwaves have more than one door switch. There may be 3 or 4 door switches that communicate with each other when there is a problem. If one switch doesn’t work, it will trigger the other switches to turn off. Microwaves won’t start if the door is not closed correctly or is jammed. Dirt or debris can stick to door switches, causing them to malfunction.
Touchpad Does Not Work.
The membrane switch may be the problem when the microwave touchpad or keypad is not working. Two sheets of conductive material make up this soft membrane behind the numerical keypad. After a while, the signal between the two layers wears thin and needs replacement.
Microwave Runs, then Stops Abruptly.
When a microwave starts and stops at odd intervals that you didn’t intend, it might be faulty door switches. It is also possible that power is not getting to the motor fan.
Microwave Plate is Not Spinning.
A worn or burned out motor under the plate is usually the cause of a lack of spinning. Microwave motors are easy to replace. However, if the motor is on and the plate is not spinning, the main control board may be the problem.
The Microwave is Sparking.
The tiniest sliver of metal will cause sparks. Some people do not realize they put metal in the microwave. The metal might be small remnants from a scrubbing sponge or steel wool used to clean it. Metal painted plates and cups are usually to blame because the metal is hard to see, and people do not know that the picture on their cup contains metal. Foil on leftovers will also spark or catch on fire.
Contact Appliance Mechanics
Appliance Mechanics repairs the above problems and more professionally and courteously. Your customer experience is our highest priority.
Appliance Mechanics are the Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King County experts in microwave appliance repair. We will order your parts immediately, and we maintain communication with our valued customers.
Contact Appliance Mechanics online and tell us the issue you need to resolve. We will reply quickly to you through text, email, or phone. You can also call us at (425) 212-9076. Check us out on Facebook.