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Why did Microwave stop working?

Problem with the ceramic fuse Another cause of the problem of microwave stopped working, no power could be the ceramic fuse. If the microwave is not starting and display is also blank then ceramic fuse may be defected. Unplug the microwave and then access the fuse from inside the cabinet which is near the power cord.

Why does my microwave fan keep running?

The exhaust fan thermostat is usually the failed component. When it senses heat it turns on the exhaust fan. If you are cooking on the cooktop, it can sense the heat and the fan won’t turn off until the thermostat cools. It is also common for this thermostat to fail causing the fan to constantly run.

Why does the microwave turn on by itself?

One of the most common reasons why your microwave turns on by itself could be stuck switches. The interlock switch in the door may be stuck or in some cases, the interlock relay on the control panel could also be stuck. Make sure you either check this yourself or ask for professional help.

Why won’t my microwave fan shut off?

The built-in thermostat automatically turns the vent fan on if the unit is too hot, and will not turn off until the microwave is cool again. You will not be able to turn the vent fan off manually during this time. “Too hot” means the temperature around the control panel is above 150 degrees F.

What does the microwave fan do?

An externally vented microwave uses a fan to draw air through the microwave’s vents and into an exhaust duct leading to the exterior of the building, which means that most of the moisture, heat, odor and particulate matter generated by cooking goes directly outside.

Does Home Depot recycle microwaves?

Retail stores Many of their stores offered free drop-off of old appliances. Some other retailers who are known to recycle appliances are ApplianceSmart, Best Buy, Sears, and Home Depot. I’d recommend starting with your local appliance store first to see what they recommend for proper disposal without incurring fees.