Quick Microwave Troubleshooting (Instructional Video)

Microwaves are handy with saving time in the kitchen. If there’s a problem with your microwave, you more than likely want it handled as quickly as possible, as this is causing a delay in the way you prepare food for your family.

Because of the fast need to repair microwaves when they are having problems, we wanted to post this troubleshooting video so that instead of going through the tedious process of looking up the information you need and then taking the necessary time to read and understand it, and then put the information into action, you could instead watch a video and get a better idea of what to do.

So if you’re microwave isn’t heating, the middle plate isn’t rotating, or not even working at all, this video should help.

 If you are still experiencing the same issues after fully watching this video, it’s probably best that you call a professional to take a look at the problem.

 

Also, if you at all feel uncomfortable in any way about the electrical aspects of this tutorial, you should certainly give an expert a call as this could cause problems during repair. Electricity is nothing to mess with if you aren’t sure what you are doing.

Repairing a Stuck Microwave Turntable

Microwave turntables are great for ensuring that our food gets cooked evenly. When they become stuck or stop rotating all together, it can be difficult for your cook to get cooked all the way and sometimes even take a lot longer to prepare all together.

Repairing a microwave turntable can be a simple task that you can take care of yourself with the help of a few tools and step-by-step instructions. In this article, we will show you what you need to do to get your turntable working again without investing a lot of your time or money. The problem may lie in the motor itself, or be caused by debris being stuck in the track.

Before we begin, grab the following list of tools for an optimal appliance repair:

  • Old toothbrush
  • Screwdriver
  • Continuity tester
  • Distilled white vinegar

If the motor in your turntable needs to be replaced, you will need these other replacement items:

  • Motor
  • Motor Wires
  • Motor Belt

Now that you have got your hands on the needed materials, it’s time to begin.

1.) Assess the Turntable Track

Check the turntable’s base, track, guides, and wheels for any kind of foods or debris that may be stuck. The turntable cannot function properly if there is anything in it’s path.

Unplug the microwave before doing any cleaning to ensure your safety. To easily cut out any grease or grime in the track, use the white vinegar in a thin layer and let it sit for 10 minutes before scrubbing with the toothbrush.

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How to Remove the Door of a Microwave

Microwaves are one of the most commonly used appliances in the kitchen which can commonly show on the inside. Food can get stuck on even harder over time and leave behind a caked on layer that can look quite unsanitary. Removing the door of your microwave can allow for a more detailed cleaning and access you wouldn’t normally have with it still on.

Other times, common use can cause microwave doors to crack and require a replacement. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove a microwave door in a quick and safe manner. Before you begin, you will need to acquire a screwdriver and putty knife. Now you are ready to begin.

#1.) Unplug Your Microwave

For safety reasons, unplug your microwave and place the entire thing on a flat surface. If you have a model that is installed under the counter or above the stove, remove the cover off the front panel to unscrew the mounting screws which will allow you to pull microwave out of the brackets.

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Common Microwave Oven Problems That Can Happen to Anyone

Microwaves certainly make our lives easier in the kitchen. But when they start to develop problems and need some form of repair, the issue becomes more of a problem than a source for help.

In this guide, we are going to list some of the common problems of microwaves and how you can go about fixing the problem yourself.

Before digging in though, we want to make sure the capacitor is turned off to avoid a shock, even if unplugged. See this guide for more details, and grab the following items for your evaluation:

  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Volt-ohm Meter (VOM)
  • Alligator Clips
Problem #1: Microwave Won’t Turn On At All

First of all, make sure it’s the microwave that won’t turn on instead of the outlet being what is not working. Unplug the microwave and inspect it’s wire for burn marks. If you haven’t already from done so after reading the tutorial above, also remove the outer shell of the microwave.

From here, it’s possible to determine one of the following issues:

  • Bad Fan Motor –  Locate the fan and set your VOM to RX1 to probe the terminals. If you get a reading of infinity, the microwave needs to be replaced.
  • Blown Fuse – Remove the fuse using fuse pullers or your pliers, are carefully set the parts to the side so the don’t roll away from the area. Set your VOM to RX1 and perform another terminal probe. If the reading isn’t a normal 0, replace the fuse with a similar one.
  • Bad Door Switch – Locate the door switches and set your VOM to RX1 again. Normal readings indicate with the microwave door open the reading should be infinity, and 0 with them closed. If you get different readings on either, these may need to be replaced.

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Microwave

There are a variety of brands of microwaves out there with a variety of functions, so how do you know which one is the best fit for you? This guide was written with consumers in mind to serve as a resource for helping you make a more informed decision that aligns with your budget and kitchen space.

Here are some of the things to consider when purchasing a new microwave.

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Consider the type of microwave that will best fit your needs in the kitchen without taking up too much space, or being in an inconvenient location.

The most common types of microwaves are installed either under an upper cabinet, on top of a counter-top, or above the oven. These can range in size from small to luxury size, of course depending on price and brand.

Depending on how well you want to be able to view your food (whether it’s eye level or on a lower counter space), how much ventilation you desire, and how much/how fast you want to cook all factor into the type of microwave that will best suit you.

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How to Fix Pesky Leaky Faucets

Leaky faucets may be a pain but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be a pain to fix. With the right tools and a little bit of knowledge beforehand, you can have your leak fixed before it’s time for the newest episode of your favorite television show.  This article will show you how to repair a leaky faucet for cheap by using replacement parts.

Before beginning any project, we always make sure to have the parts and tools required in advance in order to be more organized and prepared. We’ve found that in doing this things move along much more smoothly and the process seems to be completed a lot faster. For this project, the following supplies will be needed to get the repair work completed.

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