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GE Built-In Microwave Not Working? "The Culprit" Might Surprise You! Austin TX

Our Repairs Microwave Repair

I. The Problem:

Our certified technician arrived to diagnose the problem with the GE built-in microwave that, despite working normally in other aspects such as lights and timer, started sparking and was deemed dangerous to use.

II. Diagnosis:

Through a meticulous inspection process, the technician identified the culprit: a malfunctioning waveguide cover. The waveguide cover is a crucial component in a microwave. Because it covers a metal tunnel (waveguide), which directs the microwaves generated by the magnetron into the cavity, where they interact with the food molecules, causing them to vibrate and heat up.

III. The Fix:

Our technician efficiently replaced the faulty waveguide cover with a genuine GE replacement part. This ensured compatibility and optimal performance. Once the new waveguide cover was installed, the technician thoroughly tested the microwave.

IV. The Result:

The repair was a success! The homeowner's GE built-in microwave was back to its full functionality, heating food evenly and efficiently.

V. Here are other common problems that we specialize in (some of them you can diagnose yourself*):

  • Blown fuse: This is the most common culprit. Microwaves have fuses that cut off power in case of surges or overheating. If the fuse blows, your microwave won't get any electricity.
  • Faulty door switch: The microwave door switch is a safety feature that prevents the microwave from running when the door is open. If the switch is malfunctioning, the microwave won't turn on even if the door is closed
  • Magnetron problems: The magnetron is the part that generates the microwaves that heat your food. If it fails, your food won't heat up at all.
  • Capacitor or diode failure: These components work with the magnetron to regulate power. If they malfunction, you might see problems like the microwave not heating evenly or taking much longer to cook food.
  • Control board issues: The control board is the brain of the microwave. If it malfunctions, you might see various problems, including the microwave not turning on at all, buttons not responding, or erratic heating.

  • Power source issues*: Check if the outlet the microwave is plugged into is working. Try plugging the microwave into a different outlet to see if that resolves the issue. You can also check the breaker box to see if the circuit controlling the microwave has tripped.
  • Door malfunction*: Look for any physical damage to the door or hinge that might prevent it from closing properly. A misaligned door can prevent the door switch from engaging.
  • Age and wear*: Microwaves, like any appliance, can wear out over time. If your microwave is very old, it might be nearing the end of its lifespan and experiencing multiple component failures.

VI. Why Choose Us for GE Microwave Repair:

  • Certified Technicians: Our technicians are factory-trained and certified to work on GE appliances. This ensures they have the expertise to diagnose and fix any issue your GE microwave might have.
  • Genuine Parts: We use only genuine GE replacement parts, guaranteeing a perfect fit and lasting performance for your appliance.
  • Fast and Efficient Service: We understand the importance of a functioning microwave in your kitchen. That's why we prioritize prompt scheduling and efficient repairs.

If you're experiencing issues with your GE built-in microwave, don't hesitate to contact Appliance Service FIRST. Our team of qualified technicians works on all types of microwaves: built-in, microwave \ oven combo, or single freestanding one.

VII. The Conclusion

We, TechService FIRST, are always here to help you! We also work with major brands like LG, Samsung, Kitchen Aid, GE, Bosch and more!

We service Jollyville, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Manor, Leander, Cedar Park, Bee Cave, West Lake, Manchaca, and surrounding areas in Austin, TX.

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