It happens when your microwave starts acting up. It turns on when it shouldn’t, switches modes by itself, or doesn’t respond to commands at all. Of course, if you have no idea what to do in such cases, it is recommended to contact a service center. But what should you do if the buttons on the microwave stopped working?
Common Reasons Why Your Microwave Buttons Stopped Working
Microwave ovens are super multi-functional equipment. You can not only heat food in them, but also cook or defrost it. They differ in a number of ways and, among others, in the type of control. There are three options: mechanical (rotary switches), electronic with buttons or a touch panel. The last option is considered the most modern – the device visually looks nicer, so about 80% of all microwaves get this type of control.
The sensor is a multi-layered piece of film with buttons drawn on the and underneath them is a wire track capable of conducting current. By pressing the drawn button, the user actually presses some part of this track, which causes an action. All of these electronics are very sensitive. Let’s see what are the main causes of breakdown of this sensor:
- the control panel malfunction
- the membrane switch malfunction
- the main control board malfunction
Another possible reason why the sensor may not work is because of dirt. This is a real problem in many kitchens. We often have to touch the panel with greasy hands while cooking. If the sensor does not respond due to dirt, it is enough to wipe it with a wet towel for the device to start working again.
In case, you couldn’t identify the issue why is your microwave not responding to the buttons you press and you want to get it working as soon as possible, call us, Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company. No matter where you are in the city, our techs are only minutes away. We’re licensed, bonded, and insured, plus we perform background checks on all employees. Our team is waiting for you call!