Author Topic: slow cooking microwave  (Read 907 times)

Offline krazytech

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 705
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
slow cooking microwave
« on: May 13, 2011, 07:22:17 PM »
Symptom: slow cooking microwave taking too long to heat

Tech ordered Magnetron .

most the time I see a bad capacitor when a oven has weak heat... as long as the connections are to the magnetron are good...

have you guys seen weak mags ?
Check the Basics first!!! Read the Manual !!!Buy the tech a Beer!!!

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: slow cooking microwave
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 08:11:39 PM »
Weak transformer maybe?
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline krazytech

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 705
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: slow cooking microwave
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 08:31:21 PM »
Really have not seen a weak transformer
1: noisy ( making a humming noise) winding vibrating (isolator breakdown)
            (vibrating on cabinet)
2: smelly (overheat primary windings)
3: Open (break in primary windings) No output at all

So what would cause a weak transformer?
Check the Basics first!!! Read the Manual !!!Buy the tech a Beer!!!

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: slow cooking microwave
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 08:39:09 PM »
Might have been a defect in the windings or moisture problem.
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline appdoc

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 50
Re: slow cooking microwave
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 09:47:03 PM »
Yes the mag could be breaking down causing low wattage. Normally would short out soon. I didn't think anyone repaired them anymore unless pricey overrange models.

 

Kenmore microwave not cooking all the way?

Started by dskey1

Replies: 3
Views: 308
Last post March 04, 2014, 10:00:51 PM
by tgoods
Amana Microwave Noisy and No Heat-

Started by mkbabi

Replies: 4
Views: 2986
Last post January 13, 2008, 09:34:14 AM
by Skeeter
Frigidare LEVM30FE Microwave E21 code

Started by Earl Dryer

Replies: 6
Views: 1719
Last post September 27, 2011, 04:48:24 PM
by rego
Jenn-Air Microwave Not Heating

Started by TechnicianBrian

Replies: 0
Views: 1589
Last post March 20, 2008, 07:50:14 PM
by TechnicianBrian
Sharp Microwave Not Heating

Started by TechnicianBrian

Replies: 0
Views: 4200
Last post March 29, 2008, 05:33:22 PM
by TechnicianBrian
Whirlpool Microwave Touchpad Inoperative

Started by TechnicianBrian

Replies: 0
Views: 2020
Last post March 29, 2008, 05:33:22 PM
by TechnicianBrian