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Why Your Microwave Oven May Not Be Working


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Troubleshooting a Microwave Oven Problem: Why did our microwave oven stop working?

Identifying Why a Microwave Outlet Is Not Working

Electrical Question: Why did our microwave oven stop working?

Any ideas?
Thanks.

This electrical wiring question came from: Donna, a Homeowner from Hampton, Virginia.
Additional Comments: I like the site. Thanks very much.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Donna.

Troubleshooting a Microwave Oven Problem

Microwave Oven Circuit

Application: Troubleshooting a Microwave Oven Outlet Circuit.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester or Volt Ohm Meter.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and age of the electrical wiring and the access to the circuits and wiring to be evaluated.
Precaution: This is a project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor and typically requires specific tests of the electrical circuits.
Notice: Repairs to Home Electrical Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require a permit and inspections.

How to Fix a Microwave Oven Outlet Problem

NOTE
At times a GFCI outlet or circuit breaker may become faulty and stop working completely, which in this case the faulty device should be tested and replaced as needed.

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