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The Microwave Won’t Heat Up My Food

Microwave ovens are standard in modern kitchens because of their convenience and efficiency. If your microwave has stopped working, check out our guidelines below to diagnose what the problem may be. Please take note Appliance King recommends hiring an expert once your initial diagnosis is complete, as microwaves use high voltage and attempting to fix their electrical components yourself can be dangerous.

Make sure your microwave is plugged in and receiving power. 

Make sure the microwave is plugged in. Also, try plugging the microwave into a different, dedicated plug, to make sure the problem is in the microwave itself and not from an electrical issue in that plug. Microwaves operate under high voltage, so we don’t recommend experimenting with your own repairs. 

Reset the microwave’s computer. 

Sometimes a simple computer reset will fix heating problems. Try unplugging the microwave or turning off the circuit breaker for 2 minutes, then turning either back on. We recommend doing this one at a time. Please use caution when doing so.. 

Check the circuit breaker.

Make sure the microwave has a dedicated circuit, and check that the circuit isn’t overloaded. If the breaker has been set off, reset it then check your microwave for power.


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