The microwave is a highly sought-after household appliance that ranks in the top five in the kitchen among other kitchen appliances. And, of course, that’s right and justified. After all, using a microwave, you can reheat already cooked food, cook fresh, or defrost foods that you need to prepare a delicious dinner. But as a rule of thumb, it’s always the microwave that’s used most for reheating food. In a matter of minutes, you can heat up a plate of roast or borscht, make delicious hot sandwiches, pizza and the like. In other words, we can say with confidence that the microwave is a useful and necessary thing in the household. And if in the past a microwave was only for those who could afford it, and was considered a luxury, today there is no such a house, which in the kitchen is not a microwave oven.
If the stories are to be believed, the microwave oven was invented by Percy Spencer, a simple American engineer. Back in the forties, he was working with a magnetron for radar and the like. During his work, he noticed that the microwaves emitted by the magnetron heated a chocolate bar in his pocket to the point that he burned himself with it. After that, the engineer had the idea to create a microwave oven. And he realized the idea in ’47. He named it the Radarange, and its direct purpose was to defrost food in the canteens where the soldiers were eating. This first microwave oven was big, about human height and also weighed about 350 kilograms. It had a power rating of 3 kW and was priced at around three thousand dollars.
Time passed, technology changed, household appliances, such as the microwave oven every year improved and became more accessible to the user. And we can already see these changes with you, it’s hard to be surprised if you go to your friend’s house and see there a compact and practical microwave oven.
But, the microwave, like any other household appliance, can break down sooner or later. And, of course, you’ll need to find a wizard, which qualitatively and quickly performs microwave repair at your place, using repair quality and affordable parts for microwave ovens.
It is very common to hear complaints that over time, the microwave oven begins to crack and spark. This, of course, does not make the owners very happy, because it is necessary to look for the cause of the problem, and for this you need to deliver the microwave to the service center or call the master to repair the microwave oven at home. In either case, it is not a particularly pleasant concern. Especially when you realize that you need to spend time and money to fix the problem.
But why does the microwave crackle and spark? Is it possible to independently eliminate this malfunction? Such questions users ask in the first place, as soon as they found out that the device began to work incorrectly. To give a proper answer to the question, it is necessary to consider in more detail the causes of arcing, and let’s try to understand what can be done about it. To begin with, there can only be three reasons why the microwave sparks and cracks:
– Using metal cookware, or cookware that has a pattern on it made with paint with metallic impurities;
– the microwave has been in use for a long time, and during its use the enamel with which the inner part of the microwave oven is covered was damaged;
– The mica plate has failed.
Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Note only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of a microwave is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient microwave repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of microwave repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a microwave repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your microwave will work properly for a long time.