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Clean the inside of a microwave oven by boiling 1 cup of water containing slices from one lemon. Allow the solution to cool, wipe with a clean sponge, then clean the glass using a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water.

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  • How do you test a microwave for leaks?

    Q: How do you test a microwave for leaks?

    A: To test a microwave for leaks, a possible method is to check for any interference in a home's Wi-Fi signal when the machine is turned on. A leaking microwave could also cause calls made using a cellphone to suddenly drop.
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  • Are microwaves safe?

    Q: Are microwaves safe?

    A: Microwave ovens are safe and convenient for heating and cooking different foods, as long as they are operated according to the manufacturer’s manual. When a person deals with microwaves, precautions need to be observed, particularly in connection with the likelihood of exposure to microwaves, food handling and thermal burns.
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  • How do you clean a microwave?

    Q: How do you clean a microwave?

    A: Clean the inside of a microwave oven by boiling 1 cup of water containing slices from one lemon. Allow the solution to cool, wipe with a clean sponge, then clean the glass using a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water.
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  • How do you troubleshoot a microwave oven?

    Q: How do you troubleshoot a microwave oven?

    A: To troubleshoot a microwave oven, first identify the specific problem affecting its performance. Common microwave oven problems include failure to turn on, failure of the turntable and sparking. Other problems include the failure to heat, faulty timers and malfunctioning control panels.
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  • How do you reheat chicken in the microwave without drying it out?

    Q: How do you reheat chicken in the microwave without drying it out?

    A: To reheat chicken in the microwave without drying it out, place it in a microwave-safe bowl, cover the bowl with cling film, peel back one corner and run the microwave for three minutes. Remove the bowl from the microwave, wait two minutes and remove the cling film.
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  • How far does an over-range microwave need to be from the top of the range?

    Q: How far does an over-range microwave need to be from the top of the range?

    A: An over-range microwave needs to be a minimum of 13 inches between the range and microwave and at least 66 inches above the floor. The minimum distance between the stove top and the bottom of the overhead cabinet is 30 inches.
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  • How do you use a commercial microwave oven cleaner?

    Q: How do you use a commercial microwave oven cleaner?

    A: To use the commercial microwave oven cleaner Glisten, place the foaming scrubber in the middle of the microwave plate, and turn on the microwave for the appropriate amount of time. Allow the scrubber to sit with the door shut for an additional three minutes, then wipe down the microwave's interior.
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  • How do you repair a built-in microwave?

    Q: How do you repair a built-in microwave?

    A: To repair a built-in microwave, you must first identify the actual problem. Common problems with built-in microwaves include faulty power connections, malfunctioning motors and defective magnetron tubes.
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  • How many amps does a microwave use?

    Q: How many amps does a microwave use?

    A: The average microwave draws 5 amps of current during its use. However, some microwave use and maintenance manuals request that the microwave be plugged into its own circuit of at least 15 amps for precautionary measures.
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  • What should I do if my GE microwave runs but does not heat?

    Q: What should I do if my GE microwave runs but does not heat?

    A: According to GE as well as experts in appliance repair, a repair technician should be called if a microwave is running but is not producing any heat. The problem is likely related to the microwave's circuitry, which is very intricate, and attempting to repair it without expert knowledge is dangerous.
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  • How do you replace the thermal fuse in a microwave?

    Q: How do you replace the thermal fuse in a microwave?

    A: To replace a microwave thermal fuse, unscrew the exterior panels, locate the fuse, lift it out, insert the new fuse, replace the exterior panels, plug in the microwave, and test the fuse. The supplies requires are a screwdriver, an ohmmeter, a new thermal fuse and a small food item.
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  • Q: Where can you find parts for GoldStar microwaves online?

    A: Parts for Goldstar microwave ovens are available online at Sears Parts Direct and at Repair Clinic as of March 2015. Both websites provide search engines for customers to locate parts by model or part number, as well as guides for finding part numbers on specific appliances.
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  • Q: Where can you find a replacement handle for a GE Microwave?

    A: General Electric Microwave replacement handles can be purchased online at RepairClinic.com, SearsPartsDirect.com and Amazon.com. The websites of Repair Clinic and Sears Parts Direct allow customers to search for handles by part number or microwave model number.
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  • Q: What sizes are available in a microwave oven?

    A: Microwave ovens intended for home use range in internal capacity between 1 to 2 cubic feet, according to technology website CNET. External dimensions range from 10 to 14 inches high, 18 to 24 inches wide and 14 to 20 inches deep.
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  • Q: What are the Ewave microwave parts?

    A: A list of Ewave microwave parts includes the grease filter, glass tray, light assembly, handle, turntable motor, glass tray support and vent grille. Other Ewave microwave parts include the waveguide cover, lightbulb, mounting bracket, hardware kit and charcoal filter. The electronic parts used by an Ewave include the glass tray drive coupling, control board, microswitch, thermoprotector, turntable motor, magnetron, touch pad control panel and noise filter.
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  • Q: Who manufactures Sunbeam microwaves?

    A: Sunbeam microwaves are manufactured by Sunbeam Products, Incorporated. Sunbeam Products does business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, which is a subsidiary of the Jarden Corporation. Jarden Corporation acquired Sunbeam in 2004.
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  • Q: What kinds of reviews do Cuisinart microwaves receive?

    A: As of 2015, a majority of Cuisinart microwave reviews on Amazon are positive, but there are negative and mixed reviews as well. Many users rate the microwaves as affordable, easy to clean, high quality and well-designed, while others complain of noisy parts and faulty plastic levers on the door.
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  • Q: What is a microwave tower?

    A: Microwave towers are telecommunications towers that use microwaves to transmit telephone and television signals to other microwave towers. This technology replaced existing transmission wires, but it is almost entirely obsolete as of 2015 due to the advent of fiber optics and other modern methods of telecommunication.
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  • Q: How does a microwave oven with a grill function work?

    A: A microwave oven with a grill function can work thanks to a combination of typical microwave cooking and a heating element. This helps to brown food and give it a better texture and appearance.
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  • Q: Can you get a free copy of a GE microwave parts diagram online?

    A: Free copies of GE microwave parts diagrams are available online at GE and Sears PartsDirect. In order to find the diagram for a specific microwave oven, the owner chooses or enters his model number. The diagram helps the owner to identify the specific part to order when making repairs.
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  • Q: Where can you find a GE microwave bulb?

    A: A GE microwave bulb can be found online at GEApplianceParts.com and RepairClinic.com, as of 2015. These sites offer several light bulbs in a variety of wattages.
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