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Introduction

Here I fix a microwave oven. Never tried it before, but ended up with a successful fix. So anyone with some common sense and a 'go do it' attitude can do the same.

The video goes through diagnosing and testing the likely parts that might fail in a microwave oven and then replacing them.

Video Overview

  1. Don't forget to read the video description on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WAf18e8sW4E
    • Don't forget to read the video description on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WAf18e8sW4E

    • Be sensible! Take precautions like not powering it up uncovered, allowing time for high voltages to discharge. See the video description on YouTube and take note of safety advice. Don't be afraid, but just be sensible.

Conclusion

A standard microwave oven is actually a simple device comprising of a transformer, diode, capacitor, a fuse and the magnetron valve. All can be tested and replaced to fix a non heating oven. Watch the video.

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jon

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Very simple,that mean very good

eugen - Reply

My Whirlpool over the counter microwave which is giving me no problems at all it is only 2 years old. As I was heating up my dinner it worked fine I heated Something else up then all of a sudden it tells me to close the door and push start and when I push start it just clicks and does nothing else everything else on the microwave seems to be working

mddixiedarlin - Reply

How about replacing a wave guide with a hole burned through it? (arcing)

Whirlpool small microwave.

Hank - Reply

That star screw head is actually called a Torx security screw, the pin in the middle is what makes it a security screw. A mating Torx bit or driver of the appropriate size. You can buy a set of them or a combination set with standard from GearBest from the UK. They are fairly common in the U.S. In Dollars, they cost around 8.00-20.00. eBay is a good source, also. Thank you for enlightening me on what to look for and expect. My 15-year-old Panasonic has been flawless, until tonight.

Ron LHeureux - Reply

Lg convection microven some times re start after 2 seconds 10 seconds

Manas Guchait - Reply

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