Microwave Repair in Denver
The microwave oven is a great kitchen appliance, which allows you to cook and heat food quickly and efficiently, saving your time. Unfortunately, like any other electrical appliance, it can break down during its lifetime. If this happens, do not get upset. You can rely on Denver Appliance team. Our professional technicians will bring your appliance back to life at the soonest possible time.
Here are some of the most common problems with microwaves:
- The microwave won’t heat
- Microwave runs for a few seconds and then stops
- The microwave is making a loud noise
- Microwave touchpad does not respond to the commands
- Microwave tray won’t turn
- Microwave light-bulb does not turn on during operation
Microwave Won’t Heat
If your microwave is not heating, here are some of the most probable cases:
Burned out magnetron
The magnetron generates the microwave frequency to cook or heat the food. If the magnetron burns out, the microwave will not heat. It is not reparable and the old magnetron should be replaced with a new one.
Faulty high voltage diode
The high voltage diode is an electrical device that converts electrical power to DC and doubles the voltage to 5,000 volts. Then, this power is used to feed the magnetron and produce the microwave energy. If the diode becomes faulty, the magnetron will not receive enough voltage to operate and it will prevent the microwave from heating.
Defective door switch
The door switch is a device designed to interrupt the production of microwave energy when the door is opened. When you close the door, the switches send the signal to the microwave that it is safe to start. Microwave ovens usually have three or four-door switches. If any of them fail, the microwave does not turn on and does not heat.
Defective high-voltage capacitor
The high voltage capacitor is a device, which stores electricity. If the capacitor is defective, the microwave oven will not operate properly and make a buzzing noise.
Microwave Touchpad Does Not Respond
If the touchpad does not respond to your commands, here are some of the most probable cases:
Worn out membrane switch
The membrane switch is an electrical switch, which signals the control board to power specific functions in the microwave. The conductive coating on the membrane switch can wear out over time, preventing the response from the touchpad.
Faulty control board
The control board sends a signal to the microwave components when you press a button on the microwave touchpad. If the control board becomes faulty, it will not be able to power the selected functions and should be replaced.
Microwave Tray Won’t Turn
If your microwave tray is not turning, here are some of the most probable cases:
Broken drive motor
The drive motor provides the rotating motion necessary to turn the glass tray in your microwave. If the motor makes a grinding noise or won’t rotate the tray, it needs to be replaced.
Cracked roller guide
The roller guide helps the glass tray to stay on track while rotating. Worn, cracked or damaged roller guide may impede the tray’s movement. It can be easily replaced if needed.
Damaged drive coupler
The drive coupler is used to turn the tray on a roller guide. If the microwave tray won’t turn, the drive coupler might be damaged and needs to be replaced.