How to Open a Stuck Microwave Door

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If your microwave suddenly will not open, the problem it is having it a pretty obvious one – there is something wrong with the door latch or door latch assembly. When these components experience a malfunction, it can only malfunction in two very specific ways. The door with either not latch closed or it will not open. Either way, it …

Does it Make Sense to Repair a Microwave Oven?

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The microwave oven probably ranks among the least expensive appliances in your kitchen, but it still costs a substantial amount of cash to replace. If it’s not working correctly, consider these factors as you decide how to solve the problem: Repair Expenses It tends to cost less to fix a microwave oven in comparison to some of the larger appliances. …

What Caused a Microwave’s Ceramic Fuse to Blow?

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Like most appliances that produce heat, your microwave comes equipped with a ceramic fuse. When the appliance overheats or suffers a dangerous power fluctuation, this fuse will blow to prevent fire or excess damage to the microwave by cutting the power. When your fuse blows, it can easily be replaced near the power cord of your microwave, but it is …

Solving a Microwave Turntable That Won’t Turn

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In every microwave, the turntable plays a crucial part in evenly heating the food you put inside. While your microwave will still very much do its job without a functioning turntable, you may notice that parts of your dishes are colder than others. As an obvious annoyance, you want to get this issue fixed up fast. When your turntable no …

Troubleshooting a Troublesome Microwave Display

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Many homeowners aren’t very comfortable with DIY microwave repair, and sometimes for good reason. However, if your microwave display is acting up, typically you can repair this safely by yourself. You do need to be able to correctly diagnose symptoms of a troublesome display in order to make the correct repairs, though. If your microwave display is acting up, typically …

Why A Microwave is No Longer Heating?

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There are a lot of microwave issues you can let go on a while until repairing them, but when your microwave is not heating, that is a major problem. It is broken and unusable, and as such it needs repair. However, there are a number of issues that can cause a microwave to not produce heat. When a microwave is …

How to Replace the Turntable Motor Spacer in Your Whirlpool Microwave

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The turntable motor spacer protects the motor from moisture that can build up in your appliance. If it’s missing or broken, the motor may short out or malfunction. Order replacement part #8184109 for the right turntable motor spacer for your Whirlpool microwave. Then follow these steps to install it. 1. Unplug your microwave. During this repair, you will be disconnecting wires. Make …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Microwave’s Light Bulb Once It Goes Out

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If your Whirlpool microwave doesn’t light up anymore, the interior light bulb has probably burnt out. Order a replacement 40-watt bulb with the part number 8206443. Then follow these steps to replace the burnt out light bulb. 1. Unplug the microwave. Before you start any repairs on an appliance, make sure it’s unplugged. During this repair, you will be accessing …