You go to heat up something in the microwave and you find that it isn’t working. Plugging the microwave into a new outlet doesn’t seem to fix the problem. What could be wrong with it?
Microwaves are an integral part of modern living. They give us the ability to heat food quickly or defrost items for cooking after a busy day. You probably don’t think much about your microwave when it’s working properly. However, when it stops working, you want to know what is wrong.
Let’s look at three of the most common reasons why your microwave stopped working.
You likely know that a microwave uses microwave frequency to cook the food. The magnetron is the part of the microwave that transforms electrical power into microwaves. If the magnetron burns out, you can’t heat your food. This can happen if you turn the microwave on without putting anything inside. The magnetron must be replaced since it can’t be fixed.
Damaged Control Panel
The control panel is where you tell the microwave what you want to do. If the panel sustains damage, you may find buttons don’t work, the display flashes randomly, or the machine is completely dead. To fix the problem, the control panel needs to be replaced.
Faulty Door Switch
For safety reasons, a microwave will not work if the door is not shut completely. If the door switch breaks, the microwave will not turn on, even though everything appears to be working. The door switch will need to be replaced to get the microwave working properly again.
All of these problems can be fixed, with the help of an appliance specialist. If your microwave needs attention, contact A-Tech Appliance today. We proudly serve our neighbors in Fort Smith, Little Rock, and NW Arkansas. Contact A-Tech Appliance for more information about our repair services or to schedule an appointment!