How to Discharge the Capacitor on a Microwave

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When it comes to microwave repair, it is generally recommended that you leave the repair of this small appliance to the professionals. Unlike other, larger appliances, even if you unplug a microwave, it can still hold a deadly charge in its capacitors. The amount of power needed to fuel a microwave is a lot, so it typically stores up power …

Why is a Microwave Sparking?

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Aside from just spontaneously lighting on fire, a microwave throwing off sparks is one of the most terrifying things that appliance can do. It makes you afraid to touch it, and for good reason. Microwaves are small, but easily one of the most dangerous appliances in your kitchen. Unlike other appliances, even when unplugged, it can still store a lethal …

Why a Microwave Runs But Doesn’t Heat

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Does your microwave turn on and appear to run its heating cycle only for you to open it up at the ding to find cold food? Certainly the most frustrating of situations, but actually it is really quite good news in a way. If a microwave were to just not run at all, it could be any manner of problems. …

How to Replace the Turntable Motor in Your GE Microwave

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In order to cook your food evenly, the turntable in your over-the-range GE microwave model JVM1870BF rotates. The rotation is controlled by a turntable motor, which connects to a coupler. When the glass tray in your appliance stops spinning, a malfunctioning turntable motor is a likely cause. Luckily, replacing the defective motor is a simple repair that shouldn’t take you long at …

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 …