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.

magnetron

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.

microwave high voltage diode

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.

microwave door switch

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 high-voltage capacitor

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.

microwave membrane

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.

control board

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.

drive motor

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.

roller guide

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.

microwave drive coupler

Need your Microwave Repaired?

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Do not attempt to open the back of the microwave oven by yourself, as there is a great danger of getting an electrical shock even after the microwave has been unplugged for many hours. Call Denver Appliance Pros to schedule a service appointment with the professional appliance repair technician who is qualified to handle a microwave unit.

No matter how big or small the problem with your microwave oven is, Denver Appliance Pros can fix it. Call now!