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Microwave Repair

Are you having problems with your microwave not heating up food as intended, making strange noises or failing to function as expected? When this occurs in your kitchen it can become an enormous hassle – but Toronto’s trusted microwave repair experts are here to help!

Common Microwave Issues

Microwaves have become an essential part of modern kitchens, offering quick and convenient cooking solutions. But just like any appliance, microwaves may experience issues over time. If your microwave is no longer functioning as desired, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance from Prime Appliance Repairs immediately.

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Microwave Repair Technicians

Prime Appliance Repairs’ experienced technicians specialize in diagnosing and repairing microwave issues. From failing to heat or turn on properly to showing error codes or emitting unusual sounds, our professionals have all of the skills required for successful microwave repair.

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At Microwave Repair & Installation Service of GTA, Hamilton & Niagara we provide comprehensive microwave repair and installation services to residents living within these regions. Our technicians have experience dealing with various brands, models and microwaves to restore them back to optimal performance.

Different Types of Microwaves We Repair

Our microwave repair technicians possess extensive knowledge in regard to all models of microwaves, from built-in models, drawer models and over-the-range units to built-in models and drawer models. No matter which microwave model is in your possession, our experienced repair team has the ability to diagnose and address its issues.

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Common Microwave Issues We Cover

Our team can address a range of microwave issues, such as:

  • Not Heating Properly or Evenly: If your microwave is failing to heat food evenly or adequately, this could be caused by an internal magnetron malfunctioning or another internal component failing.
  • Turntable Problems: An inactive turntable can result in uneven cooking. We specialize in diagnosing and fixing turntable motor and mechanism issues to restore its performance.
  • Display or Control Panel Issues: Our technicians can diagnose and resolve control panel problems if it is nonresponsive or showing error codes.
  • Microwave Sparks or Arcs: If your microwave is sparking or producing electrical arcs, this could be caused by damage to its waveguide cover or stirrer fan, metal objects inadvertently placed inside, magnetron malfunction or failure, etc.
  • Unusual Noises: Unusual noises coming from your microwave could signal issues with its fan, motor, or other components.
  • Door Seal and Latch Problems: An incorrect door seal or latch may result in improper functioning and safety risks, leading to issues in terms of both function and security.
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Brands We Serve

Our technicians are experienced in servicing a wide range of microwave brands, including:

  • AEG
  • Bosch
  • Café
  • Dacor
  • Electrolux
  • Equator
  • Fisher and Paykel
  • Frigidaire
  • Gaggenau
  • GE
  • Jenn-Air
  • Kenmore
  • KitchenAid
  • LG
  • Maytag
  • Miele
  • Monogram
  • Porter and Charles
  • Samsung
  • Summit
  • Thermador
  • Viking
  • Whirlpool
  • Wolf

If your brand isn’t listed, please contact us for more information.

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Specific Problems by Microwave Type

Household appliances like microwaves are essential in modern kitchens, but they can encounter various issues over time. Here’s a general overview of frequently experienced problems, followed by specific problems unique to each type of microwave.

  • Display Not Working: Blank or malfunctioning display due to control board, wiring, or power supply issues.
  • Buttons Not Responding: Unresponsive buttons on the control panel caused by touchpad or control board malfunctions.
  • Sparks or Arcs: Sparking from metal objects or damaged waveguide cover, impacting safety and function.
  • Door Won’t Open/Close: Difficulty indoor operation due to latch, handle, or obstruction problems.
  • Microwave Turntable Not Rotating: The turntable fails to rotate due to motor, roller ring, or coupler issues.
  • Drawer Not Responding: Drawer unresponsiveness due to touchpad or control board malfunctions.
  • Drawer Stuck or Jammed: Drawer obstruction or misaligned tracks preventing smooth operation.
  • Microwave Drawer Not Shutting Off: The drawer continues running after cycle completion due to relay or sensor issues.
  • Auto-Open/Close Malfunction: Automatic opening/closing problems related to sensors or control boards.
  • Door Won’t Close: The drawer door not sealing properly due to misaligned tracks or worn rollers.
  • Microwave Runs with Door Open: Microwave operates when the door is open, indicating door switch or control board issues.
  • Microwave Interlock System Failure: Malfunctioning interlock system prevents startup or poses safety risks.
  • Range Hood Fan and Light Issues: Fan or light problems in the integrated range hood due to wiring, switch, or control board issues.
  • Microwave Emitting Strange Odors: Unusual smells during cooking due to food debris, interior damage, or overheating.
  • Microwave Making Unusual Noises: Abnormal noises while operating due to misaligned components, worn-out parts, or faulty fans.
  • Microwave Door Not Closing Properly: The door not sealing securely, leading to heat loss from misaligned gaskets or damaged hinges.
  • Microwave Turntable Glass Broken: Shattered turntable glass due to accidental impact or material weakness.
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Book Your Microwave Repair Appointment Now

If your microwave is giving you trouble, don’t wait – schedule a service call with Prime Appliance Repairs right now! Simply fill out our online form, and one of our representatives will reach out promptly to address all of your microwave repair needs.

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Microwave Repairs FAQs

There could be various reasons for your microwave not functioning, including an improper magnetron, broken control panel, blown fuse or issues with its door switch. Our technicians can diagnose the specific cause and provide necessary repairs.

Determining whether to repair your microwave or purchase a new one depends on several factors, including the extent of the issue, the age of your current microwave, and the cost of repairs. Minor problems with relatively affordable solutions are often worth repairing, especially if your microwave is relatively new. However, if the repair cost is substantial and your microwave is older, it might be more cost-effective and practical to invest in a new microwave with updated features and improved energy efficiency. Consulting with a professional technician can provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision.

If your microwave is not heating correctly, this could indicate problems with its magnetron, diode or capacitor – components responsible for producing microwave radiation that heats your food – our experts can identify and resolve these issues quickly.

Odd noises coming from your microwave could be caused by issues with its fan motor, turntable motor or other internal components – our technicians can quickly identify their source to provide professional assistance accordingly.

Your microwave not heating food properly can be attributed to various factors. Here are some potential reasons:

  1. Magnetron Issues: The magnetron is responsible for generating microwave radiation that heats the food. If the magnetron is faulty or worn out, it may not produce sufficient heat.
  2. High Voltage Diode: The high voltage diode in the microwave’s high-voltage circuitry can fail, causing the microwave not to heat properly.
  3. Capacitor Problems: A malfunctioning capacitor can affect the magnetron’s ability to generate heat effectively.
  4. Faulty Door Switches: Microwaves have safety switches that prevent operation when the door is open. If these switches are faulty, the microwave might not heat properly.
  5. Control Board Issues: The control board regulates various functions of the microwave, including heating. If the control board malfunctions, it can lead to heating problems.
  6. Turntable Issues: If the turntable isn’t rotating properly, it can result in uneven heating. This might be due to a broken turntable motor or misaligned components.
  7. Failed Thermal Cut-off: Microwaves have thermal cut-offs that shut down the microwave if it overheats. If this component fails, it can affect heating.
  8. Faulty Thermistor: The thermistor measures the temperature inside the microwave. If it’s not working correctly, the microwave might not heat food evenly.
  9. Door Seal Problems: An improper door seal can lead to heat loss, affecting the microwave’s ability to heat food efficiently.
  10. Internal Wiring Issues: Damaged or loose wiring inside the microwave can disrupt the flow of electricity and affect heating.

It’s recommended to have a professional technician diagnose the issue to determine the exact cause and provide the necessary repairs. Attempting to repair microwaves without proper knowledge can be dangerous and may lead to further damage.

Error codes on your microwave display could indicate several issues, from sensor malfunction to control panel problems. Our team of microwave technicians can interpret these error codes and address their underlying causes.

Our goal is to minimize disruptions to your daily schedule as much as possible. In most cases, minor issues can be repaired same day; more complex issues may require more time. Our professional microwave repair technicians will provide accurate timelines during diagnosis.

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