Microwaves Repair Assistance Every time you work on a device, unplug it before you start. This is important to protect both your hands and the device. With the plug unplugged, you cannot electrocute yourself or accidentally short a circuit. Fortunately, this repair is simple, so you don’t need to discharge the capacitor either. Be sure to also wear work gloves when turning on the microwave. The edges of device panels and components can be sharp because they are not normally intended to be touched by consumers. Work gloves will protect you from cuts.
How to Change Microwave Spare Parts?
Here is the most common Microwaves replacement parts replacement list:
- How to Replace Microwave Oven Magnetron ?
- How to Replace Microwave Oven Capacitor ?
- How to Replace Microwave Oven Turntable Motor ?
- How to Reset Microwaves ?
Microwaves Repair Assistance Before we talk about what you can do with your microwave oven, it’s important to know that you should never remove the lid and try to work inside. Microwaves have electronic circuit boards, magnetrons (generators), transformers and capacitors. The capacitor stores energy. Therefore, even if you unplug the microwave, if you accidentally touch the capacitor, you may experience high voltage levels that create a strong shock.
- Is the tray not rotating? Remove the tray and check the coupling that connects the motor to the tray. If the coupling appears good, the motor may be bad. Important: Before checking or change any parts in the microwave, disconnect the power.
- I need to replace the door handle on my ‘Over the Range’ microwave so how does the door come apart? There is a door trim on the inside of the microwave door that can come off to expose the screws for the handle. This trim is held in place by clips (some older models may also have screws which will need to be removed). Remove the trim (note: the tabs on the trim can break easily so be patient and try using a putty knife). The trim can be pushed so the clips will “pop” back into place after you have replaced the door handle.
- IMPORTANT: High voltage is always present in the microwave during operation. Before attempting any repair, unplug the appliance and discharge the high voltage at the capacitor. Capacitors hold an electrical charge. To avoid being electrocuted, it is important to discharge the capacitor before handling it. To discharge a capacitor, with the appliance unplugged, use a metal screw driver with an insulated handle to short across the terminals of the capacitor.