Microwave Malfunctions: Learn how to deal with them

The microwave oven has a leading role in modern kitchens, so any malfunction can cost you valuable time or even money. Most common and most common dysfunctions that can occur are easily treatable, usually due to misuse.

To help you, we have gathered the most common reasons why your microwave may not work properly and how to deal with it.

The microwave oven does not work


Initially, check that the power supply cable is properly and securely connected to the socket. If it is not, remove the plug from the socket, wait for 5-10 seconds and put the plug back into the socket. If the oven is not switched on again, check if the door is properly closed and the timer has been set correctly. If there is still a problem, check if the electrical fuse has been burned or if there is a short circuit in the electrical installation of your home.

If you have tried all the above and the device is not working properly, disconnect the plug from the outlet and contact a qualified technician for inspection and repair.

The food does not have the desired temperature


This may be due to incorrect use of the oven and, more particularly, when the time is not correctly programmed per heating power level. However, to find out if this is a technical problem, place a cup of water (about 150ml) on a measuring tape and inside the oven and close the door. Activate the oven and let it work for 1 minute. If the water is not heated, you should call a technician.

Otherwise, you should keep in mind that the lower the temperature of the food when it enters the appliance, the longer it takes to warm up. The food at room temperature heats up faster than the food coming out of the refrigerator. This means that cooking and heating times are significantly different. Also, warming / cooking times and levels vary depending on the composition, the shape and the amount of food.

The disc does not rotate


The glass tray in the microwave is detachable for easy hand washing or dishwasher. It is usually mounted on a rotation ring (rotors), which helps to rotate it evenly and weighed. If the microwave oven detects that the glass is not rotating, it stopped the appliance, removed the food, and removed the disc with the wheels. Then, first replace the rotation ring and then the disc on the shaft by checking that they snap the sprockets together.

There is scintillation inside


Initially, turn off the device and check that the cookware you use is suitable for microwaves. Remember that metallic containers or utensils with metallic decoration or aluminum foil should not be used. If the microwave oven has metal plates or metal spits, check that they are touching the inner walls. Also, check if dirt accumulates on the microwave output cover.

If you have done all of the above checks and the problem persists, you should disconnect the plug from the power outlet and contact a qualified technician for inspection and repair.

Extra tip

Keep in mind that it is very important to keep your microwave always clean. When splashing liquid or internal walls splash from the food that you heat or bake, immediately wipe with a damp cloth. This ensures the correct operation and longevity of your device as well as effective power consumption.

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