Questions tagged [microwave-oven]

For questions about microwave ovens -- i.e. countertop or built-in cooking appliances that use radio energy to heat food.

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Possible to Recess Over the Range Microwave Into Wall

I bought a low profile over the range microwave that is 30" wide and 18" inch deep. My cut out area is 30" wide and 14" deep. My wall has brick veneer over drywall. Is it possible to cut out the ...
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How to fix shorted microwave? [closed]

I have a GE Profile PVM9005SJSS microwave oven. It worked fine for 2 years but now it is tripping the circuit breaker whenever I turn it on. I have tried plugging it into different outlets with same ...
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What is this component in my microwave?

My apartment comes with a wall-mounted microwave (KitchenAid KHMC1857WSS) that I clean periodically. While doing so, I see this component mounted on the right-side inside the microwave. It clearly has ...
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Microwave micro switches

The wires connecting to the normally closed switch have a short circuit across them, which is causing the switch to stay closed all the time! The clock works, but when you try to cook something the ...
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Microwave only shorting in the winter

We moved into our home last winter and completely at random the microwave would short the breaker. We know that it has 2 plugs for the same breaker but we only ever plug in the microwave on it and if ...
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Microwave door interlock switch keeps failing

I have a 1000W GE "over the range" microwave (model JVM3160RF) that is now about 3 years old. Earlier this year, one of the interlock micro-switches failed (would not depress) which caused the ...
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Is it safe to put a microwave in a walk-in closet?

My spouse and I like to sleep with rice bags in the winter, which we microwave to heat up. To avoid having to go back down to the kitchen, we’re considering adding an outlet in our closet and plugging ...
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Combining wires from two breakers to one appliance?

I have a wall oven and a microwave oven, connected to 30A and 20A breakers respectively, and both are 240V. Now I'm thinking of replacing it with another double-oven model that runs a single wire ...
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Electric oven in the same plug as a microwave

Can I have an electric oven in the same plug as a microwave, and if not how hard is it to change a single plug to a double?
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Diagnostic tools for oven and microwave?

I was wondering what sort of diagnostic tool is used to detect a problem in a microwave (range) and in an oven. And would such a tool have a readout record? I had a repairman come to fix: My ...
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Mount over-the-range microwave without top cabinet

I am looking to mount an over-the-range microwave above my stove, but there is no cabinet on top. Here's a picture: We originally planned to mount a shelf to the wall above the stove and use the shelf ...
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Is there a non-specialty paint that can be used on microwave interior?

The interior of my older low-end microwave, where the rotating tray rollers contact, has worn through the original finish and become rusty. There are specific microwave refinishing paints available, ...
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Can I warm up “cold patch” in a microwave?

I found two asphalt patching products online that are designed to be heated in the microwave. Both are out of stock. Can I heat up ordinary "cold patch" or "trowel patch" in the microwave?
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Complete power loss in over-the-range microwave

The over-the-range microwave in my kitchen (GE, 1500W) has completely lost power. The power loss was intermittent for a day, but then at some point it never came back. I have checked all fuses that I ...
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Kenmore microwave heating when off with door closed

My kenmore microwave continues making the "heating" sound and actually heating even even if it's not being used. Let's say it's unplugged. As soon as I plug the microwave to the electricity, it will ...
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Microwave oven is not working but display works well

I recently moved to a new place. Since moving my Bosch microwave oven (model number: HLK4555EU/01 1) stopped working. The user interface seems to be functional but it just doesn't start. While moving ...
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Can I support the front of a microwave with only one of three bolts?

Got a Kenmore OTR microwave to replace a GE OTR microwave. Already removed the GE, but I just noticed that the Kenmore is quite a bit deeper. That's no big deal, but my trouble is that the top ...
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Is it possible to shorten the flue/chimney of a range hood?

We are replacing our OTR microwave with a more efficient hood. The microwave hung under a top cabinet, with about 62" of clearance from stove to bottom of top cabinet. Is there a way to shorten the ...
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Best way to shield microwave and cabinets from stovetop steam

We recently installed new cabinets in our kitchen and we also had our microwave vented to the outside. From this two problems have arisen. the Samsung microwave now sporadically gives a C-F0 error....
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Putting a microwave in an island?

We are remodeling our kitchen, and we are going to put the microwave inside of our new island, Below the counter top, Built-in with the cabinets. Our old microwave is an "over the range" microwave ...
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Installing over stove microwave

Can I just hardwire microwave and leave the connected 2 wires with nuts and the gound connected in the cabinet resessed space under bottom of cabinet? And because the electrician who the owner of ...
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New oven/microwave combination unit with 4 wire pigtail

I have a new oven/micro unit just delivered. It has a 4 wire pigtail and the old unit had a 3 prong 30a plug to a 3 prong female wall plug. Can I use the same wall outlet and plug or do I need to ...
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What is this microwave filter thing?

During the process of remodeling my kitchen, I removed the Over-the-range Microwave but when I put back in, I saw this piece I frankly cannot fit it anywhere, not in the bottom or on top at the vent ...
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Do I need to use molly/toggle bolts to mount an over the range microwave if I can attach the mounting bracket to studs?

I recently bought a used KitchenAid microwave (model khmc1857wss0) and have been watching videos on how to mount it. Some videos have them using toggle bolts to mount it, others just screw it into the ...
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Identifying microwave diode that goes from transformer to capacitor

I have a Panasonic Microwave oven (Model: nn-mx25wf). A couple months ago the fuse blew and had to replace it along with the capacitor and diode that connects from the capacitor to the chassis. The ...
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Microwave and Oven Reset

I have a Sharp Microwave and a Whirlpool Oven. A couple of times I've noticed that they've reset and the time clock is flashing. I've already had an electrician check the fusebox and says it is fine....
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How to Disassemble my microwave door?

We had an incident where boiling milk boiled over and spilt all over the counter and dripped onto the microwave where it seems to have entered a space in my microwave door. I would like to open it. ...
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GE Spacemaker XL1400 Microwave - Very loud pop

GE Spacemaker XL1400 (JVM1451BA) Microwave manufactured Dec. 1998 In the span of a month, there were two times that while cooking (popcorn and just re-heating), there was an extremely loud crack or ...
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Is it okay for a Microwave to be off balance, not level on counter top?

we just bought a new counter-top microwave to replace our old dead one & found that when in the exact same place, the new one is off-balance, rocks back'n'forth a bit. after discovering the little ...
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How can I bolt a microwave to the upper cabinet if the bolt hole is stripped?

Of course this happened on the very last step... I am trying to install an over-the-range microwave. I've got it hanging on the bracket that attached to the back wall. All I need to do now is bolt the ...
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Can a broken microwave leak radiation?

Can a microwave malfunction and start leaking radiation? And is there any way to tell? What happens if you're in the same room or standing next to it?
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Is it possible to mount a countertop microwave under a cabinet?

Is it possible to mount a countertop microwave under a cabinet similar to how an over the range microwave is installed ? There are floating shelf brackets that appear to allow this. Is there a ...
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How do I hang an OTS microwave without a cabinet above?

I dont have a cabinet above my stove. The stove is positioned between my cabinet and my wall. I desperately need a microwave that has a fan because my small galley kitchen get so hot being there is ...
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Microwave sparking

Someone put a metal thing in microwave and it began sparking. I cleaned it and was OK. After a while I put something in the highest degree for 5 minutes and apparently it was too much for the food it ...
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Microwave not working, sparks and discharges near magnetron

I have a microwave oven - standard cheap LG unit. It's no longer working (it made electrical sparking sounds), so I opened it up to see if it's possible with a DIY repair. First thing I did was of ...
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Is the hole cut in the wall for externally vented, over stove microwaves, standard?

I have a Goldstar MV-1515W microwave installed over the stove vented externally. I want to replace it. Goldstar became LG. I contacted LG and they were unable to tell me whether a new model will have ...
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Over the Range Microwave not bolted from cupboard above [duplicate]

My over the range microwave that came with the home I purchased 18 months ago blew up. I purchased a new one, however, I can not figure out for the life of me how the old one was installed as it isn'...
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Wall Oven and Microwave Vent to Attic

I bought a house that has a microwave & wall oven combination. It's a Kenmore model from 2008. The microwave & wall oven combo vents through a metal pipe (about 4 inches) that runs through ...
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Installing OTR microwave with 15" deep cabinets

We installed IKEA cabinets that are 15" deep (15.5" with the doors) and we have a GE OTR microwave that is 16" deep. So we need to bump out the microwave in order to open it. We see GE sells a kit, ...
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Excessive Grease in Above Stove Microwave

This weekend the wife and I replaced an above the stove Microwave that was installed 10 years previous when the house was constructed. It was supposed to vent to the outside. Over the years I was ...
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How do I easily tell if vent below microwave is vented to the exterior?

We had a house built recently and there's a vent on the wall where the microwave is on the exterior of the house, but it doesn't seem like anything is coming out of this vent when we turn it on while ...
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I need the top screw demensions for a GE Profile™ Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave Oven

I managed to fit our new GE Profile™ Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave Oven PVM9179SFSS into the wall mount but the holes I drilled for the top screws are in the wrong place. I ...
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Microwave oven blows internal fuse when door is closed

My GE model mc0165uw above range oven blows its 20amp ceramic fuse when i close the microwave oven door. I have checked the continuity of all 4 door interlock switches, and as far as I can tell they ...
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Best method for rear venting a microwave on an interior wall?

I am installing a new over-range microwave in my kitchen and would like to vent to the outside rather than recirculate. It will be mounted to an interior wall, so I either have to go up or down. ...
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Microwave problems

I have a small sunbeam microwave that I don't use that often. I keep it unplugged when it isn't in use. Lately, when I plug it in, the keypad doesn't activate and the display doesn't light up. However,...
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Range Hood Outlet Stopped Working. Fuse?

Our microwave is installed into a hood above the oven which also has a light and fan. The microwave suddenly turned off. When I test the microwave in another outlet it is fine. When I test a radio in ...
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GE OTR Microwave Model: JVM1850SMC02 - Doesn't power on, not even display lights

Other day my GE microwave just stopped working. Then I have unplugged and plugged back in but still no luck. So I have used an extension chord to try on a separate outlet and it powered on but ran ...
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Damaged Microwave? Plate with metal ring placed inside for 5 seconds

I was attempting to warm up some food recently and completely didn't notice that there was a small/thin ring of metal running around a plate I own. So I put the plate in the microwave to warm up food ...
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Oven Insulation [duplicate]

I have a stove that has been in storage, and it seems a mouse has gotten in and soiled the insulation pretty bad and needs to be replaced. My question is, What type of insulation do I need and where ...
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Microwave Door Twisted

I accidentally ran into my open microwave door and I think I twisted it. Ever since then I have to slam the door (more than a few times) and push in the upper right part of the door by the latch for ...