When troubleshooting a microwave, check the electrical system, rotating tray and air vents. Find out when it’s time to contact a professional service technician for microwave issues in this free video from a home repair specialist on maintaining and fixing houses. Here, Tim has given some useful tips in the video below if there is troubleshoot in your microwave.


Video Transcript: “I’m Tim Gibson and i’m going to talk to you about troubleshooting a microwave. Now if you if you don’t have power in your microwave. The first thing you want to check is you want to make sure that if it’s a built in like this it’s gonna be hard wired into your electrical system. So you want to go back to your your power panel and you want to check that breaker to make sure that breaker hasn’t been tripped. If you don’t have electrical power most of the time you’re going to find that breaker has been tripped. So reset the breaker and your power should come back. Beyond that if you’ve got a hard wired system and you do not have power you probably have something that has gone wrong with your microwave and you either need to get professional service technician and take a look at that point or to look at replacing it.

Beyond that there’s some other things that we can look at if you do have some problems where you’re cooking some food and it’s not getting evenly cooked or you’re getting some hot cold spots in there. Particularly on a model like this where it has a rotating tray on the inside. Sometimes this tray can get dislodged but it is not rotating the food so you want to make sure. That. This tray and you can actually you should be able to rotate this tray by hand if it’s in the grooves properly and setting down there properly.

The other thing is as you turn your microwave on you can observe that everything’s in there and then it’s rotating properly. The important thing too is that with these microwaves particularly in the all in one units that are connected with an oven you’ll want to make sure that you keep these vents cleaned out. There is a fan there that circulates the air and if those get clogged up it could affect the operation of your microwave.

I’m Tim Gibson and that’s troubleshooting tips for your microwave.