How to Replace a Microwave Diode

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If you are trying to heat food in the microwave, but it keeps coming out just as cold as when it went in, one of the most common causes is a faulty diode. Other causes include a defective magnetron, a faulty high-voltage capacitor, or a defective door switch. To work out if the diode is to blame, the diode should …

How to Change the Light Bulb in Your Microwave

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The light in your microwave is surprisingly important. Because the microwave can only cook closed, the light is your only way of tracking how well your food is cooking. In many cases, the light is essential to spot when food is done, like when oatmeal is about to boil over or when your food begins to simmer. So when that …

How to Clean Even the Dirtiest Microwave

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Microwave ovens that see a lot of use are rarely clean. Often, the extent of their dirtiness is not fully grasped until you look all the way inside at the ceiling, the inner walls, and even the inside of the microwave door. Soup, beans, and tomato will splatter. Oatmeal and rice boil over. And sometimes, you don’t even know what …

How to Replace Your Microwave Lightbulb

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Your microwave light is a tiny lightbulb hidden in the back of the microwave, inaccessible from the inside except to shine light in most models. We rarely realize how useful that little light is until it goes out. When it’s time to replace your microwave light, it often takes a complex process to reach the light and then reassemble your …

How to Fix a Microwave That Won’t Stop Running

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A microwave has become a crucial appliance to have in the kitchen, so much so that you may worry about the day when it stops running. However, what most homeowners don’t expect is for their microwave to have the exact opposite problem. If your microwave is working too well and won’t stop running, it is just as jarring a problem …