If your Samsung microwave is not working, you may be thinking that there’s nothing to do about it. But before you start ordering a new one, try following the steps in this article to fix your microwave.
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Why Is My Samsung Microwave Not Working
If your Samsung microwave is not working or doesn’t even come on at all, there could be a problem with the fuse or circuit breaker. The circuit breaker for your microwave may be switched of or not totally on. As for the fuse, it could be faulty and in need of replacement.
Samsung Microwave is Not Working [How To Fix]
To fix your Samsung microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Go to the circuit breaker in your house and find out which one is for your microwave.
Step 2: Once you have seen it, make sure that the switch is on. If it isn’t on already, turn it on and check whether your microwave turns on now. If the switch is turned on but the microwave still doesn’t work, move on to the next step.
Step 3: Before beginning the repair, unplug the microwave.
Step 4: Remove the screws at the top of the vent cover (there will be two or three screws depending on the microwave model).
Step 5: Take out the front grille.
Step 6: Remove the screw above the control panel.
Step 7: Open the microwave door so that you can get a good grip on the control panel.
Step 8: Lift the panel up then gently pull it out slowly since there are wires attached to it.
Step 9: Now that you have removed the panel, take out the black screw above and remove the metal panel to reveal the components in the microwave.
Step 10: Before going any further, make sure to discharge the capacitor at the right. Do this by placing a screwdriver with a rubber handle across the terminals of the capacitor. The capacitor holds energy even after unplugging the microwave so discharge it in case you touch it by mistake later on.
Step 11: Behind a black box is the tube which houses the fuse. Open the tube to gain access to the fuse.
Step 12: Remove the fuse and connect a new one there.
Step 13: Put the fuse box back and reassemble the microwave.
Step 14: Plug the microwave and test it out.
The video below will show you how to replace a microwave line fuse.
Samsung Microwave Vent Not Working
There is more than one reason for why your Samsung microwave vent fan isn’t working. We are going to talk about the problems that could be causing it and how to fix them. Here they are…
The Grease Filter
if the vent fan in your Samsung microwave is not working, it may be because of the grease filter. This type of filter is used for trapping the oil that your food releases so as to prevent the exhaust system’s contamination. If you have had your microwave for a while and you haven’t cleaned the grease filter, it’s time you do it. To clean the grease filter in a Samsung microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Remove the filter. The grease filter is located underneath the microwave, pull the tabs on them to release the filter.
Step 2: Place the filter in a bowl with some hot water and liquid soap then leave to soak till the grease loosens up.
Step 3: Scrub the filters with a soft sponge and rinse under some cool water.
Step 4: Place them on a towel to dry.
Step 5: Once they are dry, return them to the microwave.
If this didn’t help, then read on.
Like the grease filter, a charcoal filter can get clogged if left over the recommended replacing time. This may be another reason why the vent fan in your Samsung microwave is not working. To replace the charcoal filter, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Open the microwave and remove the screws at the top of the vent in front. Depending on your microwave’s model, there will be two or the screws.
Step 3: After removing the screws, take out the vent.
Step 4: Remove the charcoal filter inside and place a new one the.
Step 5: Screw the vent back into place and close the door.
Click here to get a Samsung charcoal filter.
Samsung Microwave Buttons Not Working
If the buttons on your Samsung microwave aren’t working, follow these few steps to fix it…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Remove the two screws at the top that hold the microwave vent in place. There will be one on each side
Step 3: Take out the vent cover and open the microwave door.
Step 4: At the right side there will be a screw above the control panel take it out so that you will be able to bring the panel out.
Step 5: Bring the panel out gently because there are wires attached to it.
Step 6: The cause of the problem might be a loose ribbon cable. If you see that the ribbon cable is loose, you will need to reattach it.
Step 7: The base where the ribbon cable should be will be green. Pull the slot out gently and push the ribbon cable into the slot to reattach it.
Step 8: Once the cable is inside the slot, hold it there as you push the slot back into the base.
Step 9: Reposition the control panel and secure it with the screw.
Step 10: Return the vent cover and hold it in place using the screws.
Step 11: Close the oven door.
Step 12: Plug the oven back in.
If the buttons on your Samsung microwave are not working after doing this, contact your Samsung service center.
The video will show you how to fix your Samsung microwave control panel.
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Samsung Microwave Bulb Is Not Working
If the interior light of your Samsung microwave is not working, the bulb is either bad or not tightly in its fitting. You will need to check if the bulb is fitted inside tightly. To check and replace the bulb in a Samsung microwave do the following…
Step 1: Turn off the microwave and unplug.
Step 2: Remove the two screws at the top of the microwave vent (there will be one on each side.
Step 3: Gently slide the microwave vent cover to the left then pull out to remove it.
Step 4: Remove the screw on the lamp cover.
Step 5: Lift up the cover to release then pull out.
Step 6: Check if the bulb is fitted inside tightly. If it isn’t push it inside gently but firmly. However, if it is fitted inside, the bulb is bad and will need to be replaced.
Step 7: Pull the bulb out.
Step 8: Buy a new bulb and screw it into place.
Step 9: Reposition the lamp cover and hold it in place with the screw.
Step 10: Return the microwave vent cover and secure with the screws.
Step 11: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will show you how to replace a Samsung microwave light bulb if the light in your Samsung microwave is not working.
Samsung Microwave Is Not Working and Saying Se
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