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Cooking food can be a lot easier with an electronic appliance like a microwave. But if your microwave doesn’t work as it should, then you could be in for a world of trouble. That’s why it is important to know how to troubleshoot a microwave.
You should know what causes the microwave to stop working and how to fix it. This blog will look at all the different causes of the microwave not working and how to fix them.
One possibility is that the power cord has become disconnected or damaged. If the power cord is not properly connected, the microwave will not be able to receive power and will not turn on.
Also, if the power cord is damaged, it will need to be replaced.
If the MAIN fuse has blown in your microwave.
You’ll need to locate the fuse box and find the blown a fuse.
You’ll need to FIRST you have to check that fuse to the multimeter if there is continuity. That means is ok, but no continuity; you have to replace it with a new one.
Another cause of the microwave’s lack of power could be a blown ceramic fuse or thermal fuse. The ceramic fuse may be defective if the microwave does not start and the display is blank. This is the part that protects the other parts from fluctuations, and if it fails, the microwave fails as well.
Unplug the microwave and locate the fuse inside the cabinet near the power cord. Test the ceramic fuse’s continuity with a multimeter. If no continuity is detected, the fuse may need to be replaced.
A door switch is a safety device installed on most microwave doors. It prevents the microwave from starting if the door is not closed properly, so check to close it. If your door switch is defective, it can cause the microwave to start even when the door is closed.
This can be dangerous and can damage the microwave. Door switches are usually located near the hinge of the door. To test if your door switch is working, close the door and press the start button. If the microwave does not start, the door switch not works properly.
If the microwave doesn’t start, the door switch is defective and must be replaced.
There is an issue with the door latch assembly of the microwave. The problem is that the door will stay open when the microwave is used. This can be a serious safety hazard as it can cause the microwaves to leak out and potentially harm someone.
The best course of action would be to contact the manufacturer and have them send you a new door latch assembly or repair it.