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Microwave Oven Repair

Signs Your Chicagoland Microwave Oven Needs Repair

  • Light isn't coming on.
  • Turntable isn't turning.
  • Microwave won't heat up.
  • Microwave shuts off after a few seconds.
  • Exhaust fan isn't working.
  • Display isn't working.

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Microwave Repair Service FAQs

Are microwaves worth repairing?

If your microwave breaks, is it worth repairing? The answer depends on:

  1. How old your microwave is.
  2. How serious the repair issue is.
  3. How much your microwave originally cost.

If yours is newer and the problem is less expensive to fix than to replace, then a repair is a good idea. An older appliance with a more expensive need is better to replace. A lower end microwave is probably more easily replaced as well.


AAA Appliance can help get your kitchen back to normal with a quick, reliable microwave repair. Contact us [Link to: https://appliance-aaa.com/contact-us/] to experience our top notch repair service.

How much does it cost to repair a microwave?

The average cost to repair a microwave is about $130, but of course this is going to vary by what you need repaired.

  • Touchpad Repair - $10 - $20
  • Burned-Out Magnetron - $100 - $200
  • Control Board Repair - $100 - $500

At the end of the day, if you’re concerned about spending money, consider that a repair is much cheaper than a new microwave, which might cost a few hundred more than fixing it, depending on what model you’re interested in. If you are wondering how much you can expect to pay for a specific microwave repair in the Chicago Metro area, contact AAA Appliance today.

What would cause a microwave to stop working?

So much can go wrong with a microwave, but the most common cause of a microwave that has stopped working is a blown fuse in the appliance. Other issues include:

  • Faulty door latch.
  • Magnetron issue.
  • Tripped circuit breaker/blown fuse on your panel from a serious malfunction.

These problems are best left to a professional to inspect and repair, as with anything that is a potential electrical concern. Plus, you may void any warranty you may have if you attempt any kind of repair yourself. AAA Appliance is here to help. Speak with one of our experts today.

Where would I find my model or serial number on my microwave?

The interior walls are the best area to look for a serial number. The serial number is printed on the inside of select microwave devices by most microwave companies. Look left to the left-hand wall when you open the microwave door. It's normally in the middle or next to the door.

Most microwave manufacturers print the model and serial number on the underside of microwaves meant to be installed above your stove or counter. This allows you to see the serial number of an above-the-range microwave without having to open it or flip it over. Check the underside of your microwave if it was designed to be mounted.

Turn your microwave around if you can't locate the serial number inside or on the underside. On the reverse, there are normally stickers with essential information. A high voltage rating and hazard warnings will be there, as well as a model and serial number if they aren’t already someplace else.

Common Microwave Issues

Won't Turn On/No Power

Please check first if the circuit breaker tripped. We see that a blown fuse can cause this as well and can easily be replaced and fixed. A more intricate issue could be a defective control board. A technician will be able to verify if the bad connection can be located and repaired, otherwise, the entire board must be replaced.

Not Heating

Most often this is caused by a defective magnetron. Other causes are a defective HV capacitor, defective control board or there is a short in the HV Rectifier. A technician can test the connections to verify the actual cause.


Grease accumulated in the cavity can cause sparks during use. It's important that you regularly clean the interior of the microwave. Another issue could be that the microwave stirrer may have become inoperative due to either a defective motor, fan motor or broken belt. Without the function stirrer, microwave energy concentrates on one internal part which will cause burning, sparking, etc. Lastly, the HV Rectifier may need to be replaced.

When you’re having microwave oven problems, call AAA Appliance at (866) 966-1950! We're happy to fix your microwave or any other appliance that's acting up!

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