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3 Signs that Your Microwave is in Need of Repair

Since its introduction in the mid 1940s, the microwave has revolutionized how food is prepared; It has become such a common appliance in the modern kitchen that it’s easy to take it for granted. Unfortunately, you don’t realize how much you use it until it stops working. Here are three signs that your microwave is in need of repair:

Inconsistent Heat

Every microwave heats differently, but if you notice your unit is performing differently than usual, then it may be an indicator that an internal component is malfunctioning. Since microwaves do not have visible heating elements like a stove or oven, it is impossible to visually detect this kind of problem. But if the heating power of your microwave is fluctuating, it’s likely that repair is necessary before it stops working completely.

Digital Display Problems

While the digital control panel is designed to withstand the physical demands of constant use, it is still susceptible to malfunction. Damaged sensors will result in buttons that need to be pushed repeatedly or with increasing force to register. Unfortunately, this will only cause further damage.

Unusual Sounds

Despite the use of control boards and circuitry, microwaves also rely on mechanical components, specifically to rotate the turntable during use. If the microwave makes unusual noises like scraping or grinding, or if it just sounds louder than usual, it’s likely that there is a mechanical component in need of repair. If it’s not the turntable, it could also be coming from the capacitor, power diode, of magnetron - all parts that should only be handled by a trained repair professional.

DIY microwave repair can be extremely dangerous - as is any home repairs made to electrical appliances. If your microwave is exhibiting any of the above signs, we can help. Contact us to schedule a professional repair technician.  

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