Repairing a GE microwave begins with performing a soft reset followed by a hard reset. If the machine fails to work when the power is on, check if the fuse is intact. It is prudent to troubleshoot in order to know the source of the malfunction. Some of the common problems that need repair include unresponsive buttons, failure to power on, and erratic behavior of the machine.Know More
Problems associated with the malfunctioning of the machine controller include unresponsive buttons, blank display, touchpad malfunctioning and failure of the stat button to function. Another symptom of controller malfunctioning is the microwave starting by itself when the door is shut. To solve this problem, unplug the machine to perform a hard reset.
Sometimes the microwave that has been recently repaired can fail to power up. Such a problem happens because of the failure of the interlocking screw to engage fully. To repair this problem, check the screws on the top, back and sides of the machine, and ensure the screws function.
Mechanical problems cause erratic behavior in microwaves. Most machines that do not have a rotating tray encounter this problem. To repair this problem, unclip the plastic cover found above the oven cavity, and check for broken or worn parts. If the problem persists, use a microwave power indicator to check for other problems.
Sparking in microwave ovens is usually caused by exposed metal. Even a small piece of metal such as a staple from a food bag or steel wool left after cleaning can cause sparks. In addition, parts of the microwave itself can cause sparking if the paint inside chips or peels.Full Answer >
A microwave bombards food with waves of energy, causing water molecules in food to vibrate and heat up. These waves, which only affect polar molecules, can pass transparently through most cooking vessels. The resulting heat or steam cooks the food much faster than traditional cooking. This is because the heat comes from everywhere in the food at once instead of working its way in from a heating element.Full Answer >
Microwave towers are telecommunications towers that use microwaves to transmit telephone and television signals to other microwave towers. This technology replaced existing transmission wires, but it is almost entirely obsolete as of 2015 due to the advent of fiber optics and other modern methods of telecommunication.Full Answer >
To troubleshoot an Amana Radarange microwave, review the instructions listed in the owner's manual, visit the Amana website or call the Amana consumer information line at (800) 843-0304, as of 2015. To download a copy of the owner's manual, visit the Amana website and insert the microwave's model number. The website also features recall information, frequently asked questions and product registration services.Full Answer >