Use these tips and tricks to help make sure your microwave can operate effectively at all times.
For starters, don't ever put aluminum foil (or anything else metal) in your microwave! Unless your microwave's owner's manual specifically states that metal is okay to put in your particular microwave model, operating the appliance with metal inside can damage the unit, create fire hazards, and generally make a mess.
If your microwave isn't working, the first thing to check is its fuse. Fuses are designed to cut off the flow of electricity if the current becomes too strong; these safety devices protect your microwave, but if you have a blown fuse, it will have to be replaced before the microwave will work again.
Microwave turntables that don't rotate aren't a huge problem, but they can affect how evenly your food heats up. If your turntable isn't turning well, try realigning it with the guide. Also check for debris or sticky residues that may be preventing the turntable from rotating smoothly. Warm, soapy water may be all you need to get your microwave's turntable working smoothly once again.
If you're looking for additional help, the Reliable Appliance team should be able to provide the microwave repair assistance you need. Give us a call at your convenience to learn more!