Microwave ovens are both a convenience and a necessity for most people and when something goes wrong, you'll want to get it back up and running as quick as possible. Below you'll find some of the most common microwave problems that people experience and the probable causes for those issues, all of which we can repair for you:
My Microwave Stopped Working
Double check that the microwave didn't get unplugged and that the door is closing all the way. If the microwave still doesn't work, it could be a blown fuse. This can happen if you experience surges of electricity such as brownouts, lightning during thunderstorms, and even slamming the microwave door. If replacing the fuse doesn't work, it's possible the door switch is faulty and needs to be replaced.
My Microwave Sparks When Cooking Food
Make sure that you did not place any metal in the microwave such as aluminum foil, utensils, or other metals that are sometimes affixed to food packaging, and that the inside of your microwave is free from food splatter build-up. If neither of those is the case, the sparks could be caused by a shorted diode or defective stirrer, which can cause heat to concentrate on one area and emit sparks and will need to be replaced.
The Turntable Is Not Moving
Check to make sure the carousel is aligned on the turning mechanism and re-align if necessary. If it's aligned properly, then it could be caused by a worn out turntable drive bushing or tray motor.
Food Isn't Heating Up
If you hear a loud buzzing noise and your food is no longer heating up, you could have a defective magnetron, capacitor, or diode, which will need to be replaced or repaired.
TouchPad Doesn't Always Work
The touchpad may be damaged from water or insect infestation (they like the warmth), causing your touchpad to work intermittently or not at all and it will need to be replaced.
We carry a variety of microwave replacement parts for many makes and models:
- Special Microwave Light Bulbs
- Fan Motors
- Drive Bushings
- Tray Motors
- Stirrer Belts