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Simple microwave breakdowns can be fixed at home with your own hands. Many parts are easily changed independently. But, if it was impossible to establish the exact cause, it is highly recommended not to try to fix the breakdown yourself, but to contact a specialized repair shop. A microwave oven is a technologically complex electrical appliance, the improper repair of which entails serious safety risks.


You can easily replace a burned-out mica plate yourself. Damage is diagnosed by dark brown spots on the parts. To eliminate the malfunction, perform the following actions:


  1. Disconnect the device from the network.
  2. Check the mica plate for defects. It is located on the right wall of the camera, usually at the top.
  3. In case of burns, dismantle the part.
  4. Buy and install a new plate. Choose a spare part that is suitable in size, they may differ.
  5. Turn on the microwave oven and check its operation.


Sometimes the plate can pass radiation to the magnetron. The latter is the most expensive spare part of the device, which can be replaced only in a special workshop.


You can replace the coupler yourself. It is enough to purchase a part of suitable sizes. The spare part is easily removed and installed without special tools.


Enamel defects can have varying degrees of severity. If it’s minor damage (defoliation of the coating, small scratches), you can fix it yourself. Small chips and scratches are covered with special enamel paint. Significant damage is eliminated only with the help of special equipment.


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In case of serious damage, you should contact a workshop specializing in the repair of microwave ovens. Manufacturers often indicate a list of official service centers that carry out repairs in the user manual or passport for the device.


Specialists of the service center will carry out diagnostics with the help of specialized equipment and eliminate the malfunction. The cost of repair depends on the nature of the malfunction. If it is a simple broken wire, damage to contacts, and other minor breakdowns, the repair will be inexpensive.


New equipment must be handed over under warranty. If the breakdown is not due to the fault of the user, the defect will be fixed free of charge. Before the expiration of the warranty period, it is impossible to disassemble the device yourself, since this will leave the possibility of free repair.


Preventive measures


In order for the microwave to last a long time, follow a few simple rules:


– regularly clean the camera from contamination;

– do not turn on the device when it is empty;

– do not use metal utensils;

– do not overload the oven with a large number of products;

– if possible, cover dishes with special plastic covers for microwaves.


It is necessary to clean not only the camera but also the plate and other components. The equipment can be equipped with a rotisserie, grate, and other accessories that also need to be cleaned regularly. By taking care of the device in a timely manner, you will extend its service life and avoid malfunctions.


¬†¬†Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of microwaves, but it is also better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company proudly offers 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.


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