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Chicago Microwave Repair

Microwaves are one of the greatest conveniences of kitchens today—and when your microwave isn’t working, you need a microwave repair company you can rely on. Since 1927, North Town Home Services has provided appliance repair services in Chicago.

We repair high-end microwave brands including:

  • Thermador microwaves
  • Viking microwaves
  • Bosch microwaves
  • Dacor microwaves
  • And other popular brands

Chicagoland’s Best Choice for Microwave Repair Service

Since 1927, North Town Home Services has been known for our legendary customer service. We strive to give each customer a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • We never hire subcontractors—our staff is made up of only highly trained, full-time technicians.
  • Our trucks are fully stocked with repair parts and equipment to repair your appliances on our first visit.
  • Our company has served Chicago since 1927.
  • We provide award-winning service—we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a world-class Net Promoter score.
  • All of our technicians are factory-trained.
  • All of our employees are drug-tested and background-checked.

Contact us online or by phone at 847-999-4600 to schedule your microwave services today.

GE Microwave Repair

Problems with your GE microwave not heating food? We provide GE microwave repairs in Chicago! We can repair any model of GE microwave, including:

  • GE Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens
  • GE Countertop Microwave Ovens
  • GE Built-In Microwave Ovens
  • GE Microwave Oven Combinations

Whirlpool Microwave Repair

If your Whirlpool microwave heats intermittently or is not heating food at all, call us for Whirlpool microwave repairs in Chicago.

  • Whirlpool Over-the-Range Microwaves
  • Whirlpool Countertop Microwaves
  • Low-Profile Whirlpool Microwave-Hood Combinations

Thermador Microwave Repair

We repair Thermador microwaves in Chicago, too—leave the troubleshooting to us! If your Thermador microwave is heating unevenly, intermittently, or isn’t heating at all, call us to get it fixed. We repair Thermador built-in microwaves, oven-microwave combinations, and other models.

Samsung Microwave Repair

Samsung appliances are known for exceptional quality, but if your Samsung microwave is not heating food thoroughly, call us for repairs. We can handle a wide range of Samsung microwave repairs in Chicago, from a touchpad that’s not working to a microwave that turns but doesn’t heat food.

LG Microwave Repair

The LG brand includes a popular line-up of countertop and over-the-range microwaves. If your LG microwave isn’t heating as well as it used to, call us for repairs in Chicago.

Why Isn’t My Microwave Heating?

Like any appliance in your home, a microwave can break down and need repairs. Of course, this often happens at the moment you need it the most.

Problem: Microwave Is Making a Buzzing or Humming Noise

There could be a problem with your microwave’s high-voltage diode or capacitor if your microwave is making a loud buzzing or humming noise and not heating food. The microwave’s high voltage diode is an electrical device that helps power the magnetron by allowing the current to pass in only one direction, giving the microwave the energy it needs to work. If this part is shorted or open, it may give off a burnt smell. Because testing a microwave’s diode involves discharging the capacitor and opening the device up, it is recommended you call a professional to test and repair this part to avoid the risk of electric shock.

Problem: Microwave Has Power but Won’t Turn On

When you close the door to your microwave, there are three or four door switches that activate and tell the machine that it is safe to begin heating. If your microwave has power but won’t turn on, it’s likely that one of the door switches are defective. Constantly slamming the microwave door shut can make these sensors defective, and only one faulty door switch can cause a problem. To test if this is why your microwave isn’t heating, look to see if the light inside your microwave goes out when the door is closed. If the light does not go out, you will need a licensed technician to replace one of the broken door switches.

Problem: Microwave Sometimes Heats, Sometimes Doesn’t

If your microwave is heating at a low level, or heats sporadically and then stops, there could be a problem with the magnetron. This is one of the key parts in a microwave since it is the one that produces the heat that cooks your food. Problems with a magnetron can occur with age, a faulty switch, or a blown fuse. If the magnetron blows a fuse, it could cause a ripple effect of falling parts throughout the microwave. To test the magnetron and switch, you will need to consult a certified technician who can safely open up the microwave and determine if a repair is needed.

How to Fix a Microwave That Won’t Heat

Before you schedule a service call, you do confirm your microwave has a heating problem with the following steps:

Check the power settings. You want to be sure that your microwave was not accidentally left on a low power setting, which could cause it to not heat food as efficiently or strongly as it usually would. Press your microwave’s STOP/CANCEL button, then press the power level to ensure it is performing at 100% power.

Check if it’s consistent. To see if your microwave is heating inconsistently, fill a glass (or another microwave-safe) measuring cup to the 1 cup mark, and place it in the microwave on full power for 1 minute. Repeat this process several times, using fresh water each time. If the water is not consistently warm, you have confirmed there is a problem with your microwave not heating.

Check if there was a power failure. If your home recently had a power outage, your microwave’s settings may be interrupted. Your microwave may display “PF” (for “power failure”) or the numbers “8888,” which is a common code that indicates the microwave lost power. There is an easy DIY fix in this situation that does not require a technician; simply press the “CLEAR” button and then reset the microwave’s clock.

Call for microwave repairs. If you’ve checked all the steps above and your microwave still isn’t heating, call us to schedule a repair. Call us at 847-999-4600 to schedule a service appointment.

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