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Electrolux Microwave Not Working (How To Fix/Reset)

Microwaves allow us to heat and cook food quickly without heating up the entire house. They save us time and money. What can you do when the Electrolux microwave is not working?

If the Electrolux microwave is not working (how to fix/reset), make sure the door is securely latching shut. Make sure the microwave is receiving a sufficient power supply. Inspect the control board for loose wires. Unplug the microwave to reset it.

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It can be frustrating when our microwave is not working. This article will help you troubleshoot some reasons why your Electrolux microwave is not working properly and how you can fix/reset it.

Electrolux Microwave Not Heating

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A microwave is no good if it will not heat. Why is my Electrolux microwave not heating?

If your Electrolux microwave is not heating, the door switch could be defective. If the door switch fails, the microwave will not detect that the door is shut and the microwave will not start/heat.

The microwave will also not heat if there are issues with any of the heating components within the microwave. Here are some examples.

Diode

The diode is not a commonly heard part but it is an important component. The diode is how the microwave is able to produce enough voltage to cook food.

The diode is responsible for converting A/C power into D/C. This conversion supplies 5,000 volts to the magnetron. The magnetron, in turn, heats the food. When the diode burns out, the magnetron does not receive sufficient voltage so it is not able to heat up.

Inspecting the diode can be extremely dangerous. Even when the microwave is turned off and unplugged, it stores a lethal amount of electricity in the high voltage capacitor.

The risk for electric shock is very high. If you are unsure how to check the diode, it is best to call a qualified licensed professional to safely diagnose the issue and replace the diode.

High Voltage Capacitor

Alongside the diode is the high voltage capacitor. The high voltage capacitor works with the diode to double the voltage being converted from the transformer to DC voltage. This conversion doubles the voltage output.

If the high voltage capacitor is burned out, the circuit between the capacitor and the diode will stop working and the microwave will not heat.

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Power Source

The Electrolux microwave will not work if it is not receiving sufficient power. The microwave needs to be connected to a power source that provides a minimum of 120 volts.

Microwaves are either installed near a cabinet or are sitting on the counter. Over time, the power cord can become pinched or pulled, damaging the fibers inside the cable.

Inspect the cable for any visible signs of damage. Replace the cord immediately if there are burn marks or exposed fibers.

Electrolux Microwave Not Starting/Turning On

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You put last night’s pizza in the microwave but nothing is happening. The microwave is not starting. Why is the Electrolux microwave not starting/turning on?

If the Electrolux microwave is not starting/turning on, make sure the door is securely latching shut. Inspect the inside of the microwave for anything that could be obstructing the door latch. Check the door latch for broken or bent prongs.

Some other common reasons why an Electrolux microwave will not start/turn on is if the Child Lock setting is engaged or if the microwave is in Demo mode.

Child Lock

The Child Lock setting is a safety feature on Electrolux microwaves. This feature lets you lock the control buttons on the control board so that the microwave cannot be turned on.

The microwave will still have power. The inside light will still come on and the clock will still work, but the command buttons will be disengaged.

If the Child Lock feature was accidentally engaged, the following steps will walk you through how to turn it off.

Step 1: Make sure the microwave door is securely closed.

Step 2: Press the ‘User Pref’ button.

Step 3: Press the ‘Start/Add 30 Sec’ button.

Step 4: The Child Lock feature should be disengaged. Select any command to see if the microwave will start. If the microwave does not start, repeat these steps again.

Demo Mode

When you are selecting your microwave at the store, the microwave is in demo mode. This setting allows you to ‘try’ the microwave without actually turning on and heating up the microwave.

This mode can be activated by pressing a specific sequence of buttons. The following steps will walk you through how to deactivate demo mode

Step 1: Make sure the microwave is on and receiving power.

Step 2: Simultaneously press and hold the following buttons: P1, P2, P6, and P7.

Step 3: Continue holding the buttons until the microwave beeps three times.

Step 4: Demo mode should now be deactivated. If the microwave continues to not work, repeat the steps again.

Door Latch

The microwave will not operate if the door is securely shut. The most common door failure is the door latch assembly.

The door latch assembly has two hooks that fit into the door switch holder on the frame of the microwave. Once the door switches have made contact with the door latch, the two hooks will signal for the control panel to accept new commands.

If the hooks are bent or broken, the door switches will not be engaged. If this happens, the microwave will not turn on. The door latch assembly will need to be replaced.

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Electrolux Microwave Display Not Working

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You want to use the microwave, but you are not able to see what the time setting is or what the remaining time is. Why is the Electrolux microwave display not working?

If the Electrolux microwave display is not working, the control panel could be defective. The control panel may have loose wires or is no longer working and will need to be replaced. Only a qualified technician should do this replacement.

The control panel transmits the selected commands to the control board. If the panel is not working, one sure sign is the display will not work.

Due to the amount of use microwaves get, the control panel can eventually wear out but more often than not the wires connecting the control panel to the display can become loose.

Accessing the control panel is not difficult but it does require extreme caution. Microwaves store lethal amounts of electricity. If this electricity is not allowed enough time to drain out, there is a dangerous risk of being electrocuted.

The steps to inspecting and changing out the control panel can be found online. Still, if you are not a qualified electrician or have experience working with electrical appliances, it is best to let the professionals do the diagnosing and replacing.

Microwaves hold enough electricity, even when disconnected from their power source, to do a great deal of harm when incorrectly discharged.

Electrolux Microwave Buttons Not Working

You put food into the microwave only to quickly realize the buttons are not working. Why are the Electrolux microwave buttons not working?

If the Electrolux microwave buttons are not working, the touchpad or control board may be defective. Press other command buttons on the touchpad to see if any respond. If a few buttons respond, the touchpad is defective.

The touchpad on the microwave is how you communicate what you want the microwave to do. If the touchpad is defective, the commands are not received and communicated to the other components within the microwave.

Control Board

The control board is the brain of the microwave. You enter the command you want and the control board transmits that command, signaling to the other components on the microwave when to start, when to heat up, how much heat to use, how long to heat, etc.

If the control board is not working, the commands will not be communicated and the microwave will not work. When the control board is the issue, no buttons on the touchpad will work.

Electrolux Microwave Light Not Working

The light inside of the microwave helps us see our food and make sure it is cooking properly. What does it mean when the light is not working?

If the Electrolux microwave light is not working, the light bulb itself may need to be replaced. If replacing the light bulb does not resolve the issue, the light socket is faulty and will need to be replaced.

The light bulb can be replaced by removing the microwave cover. The light bulb is located inside a halogen casing. Press the plastic casing to release the burned-out bulb.

Light Socket

The light socket will not work if it is not receiving sufficient power. You can use a multimeter tool to check the light socket for continuity.

You can also replace the light bulb with a fresh new one. If the new bulb does not work, the issue is with the light socket and it will need to be replaced.

The light socket can easily be replaced but extreme caution needs to be exercised when working on the microwave. Let the microwave rest without power for at least 30 minutes before taking the microwave apart.

It is crucial to let the stored electricity drain from the microwave. You do want to risk being electrocuted when you use a screwdriver to take the microwave apart and replace the light socket.

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Electrolux Microwave Clock Not Working

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The clock on the microwave is helpful when you are cooking and need to keep track of the time without touching your phone. Why is the Electrolux microwave clock not working?

If the Electrolux microwave clock is not working, unplug the microwave for at least 30 seconds to refresh everything. If the clock continues to not work, there could be a loose display panel wire, or the control board needs to be replaced.

Press the other buttons on the display panel to see if they respond. If no buttons respond when they are pressed, the control panel needs to be replaced.

Display and Control Panel

With continual use, the wires connecting the display and control panel can become loose. The microwave is receiving power and everything works, but the loose wires will cause the display to appear as though it is broken.

Inspecting the display and control panel wires can be dangerous. Microwaves store electricity which can be lethal if incorrectly discharged. Do not attempt to inspect or replace any parts in a microwave if you are inexperienced.

Step 1: Unplug the microwave from its power source.

Step 2: Use a screwdriver to remove the screws along the top front of the microwave. This is usually over the front vent.

Step 3: Once the screws are removed, open the microwave door, and remove the vent.

Step 4: With the microwave door still open, remove the additional screws that secure the panel to the microwave cabinet.

Step 5: After all the screws have been removed, remove the panel. You may have to press any clips along the edges.

Step 6: Slowly remove the panel, taking note of any wires that are connecting the panel to the microwave.

Step 7: Carefully inspect the wires for any loose ones. Any loose wires should be carefully disconnected and then securely reconnected to the wire harness.

Step 8: Once all the wires are secure, return the panel to the microwave, securing the clips and replacing all the screws.

Step 9: Plug the microwave back in and see if the panel display is now working.

In the event the issue was not due to a loose wire, the entire control panel assembly may need to be replaced. The model of microwave you have as well as whether your microwave is mounted or not will determine how to access the control panel assembly.

Be sure to consult your User’s Manual for the correct replacement part or you can contact a qualified Electrolux technician to safely and quickly diagnose the issue and replace the correct part.

Electrolux Microwave Blows Fuse Or Trips Breaker

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It feels like every time you use the microwave a fuse blows or the breaker trips. Why does this keep happening?

The Electrolux microwave will blow a fuse or trip the breaker when there is an exceptionally high amount of electricity or heat detected within the microwave. It is common after a recent power outage or power surge for the fuse to blow or trip the breaker.

Microwaves inherently store an extremely high amount of electricity within the high voltage capacitor. The addition of electricity from a power surge is a dangerous fire hazard.

The fuse will detect this surge and will either blow or the breaker will trip in order to immediately cut off power to the microwave. These actions prevent the microwave from catching on fire.

Fuses are designed to blow only once. They, in a sense, sacrifice themselves in order to save the microwave. After the fuse blows, it must be replaced.

There are two types of fuses in an Electrolux microwave – the line fuse and the thermal fuse. Each fuse is responsible for monitoring something specific.

Line Fuse

The line fuse is responsible for monitoring the amount of electricity passing through the microwave. If the current is too high, the fuse will blow.

Once the fuse blows, the microwave immediately shuts off. This is a safety feature on Electrolux to prevent them from overheating and catching on fire.

While this feature is a great thing, it does warrant some further investigation. The underlying reason why the line fuse blew in the first place needs to be resolved.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is responsible for monitoring the amount of heat the microwave produces. In the event the microwave produces too much heat, the thermal fuse will blow.

When the thermal fuse blows, the microwave will immediately shut off. This is another safety feature of the Electrolux microwave.

As with the line fuse, though, the underlying reason why the thermal fuse blew needs to be immediately investigated.

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Electrolux Microwave Keeps Beeping

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The beeping sound from a microwave is usually a welcomed sound. It means our food is ready! But what does it mean when your Electrolux microwave keeps beeping?

If your Electrolux microwave keeps beeping, the microwave has experienced a surge in electricity and needs to be drained. Unplug the microwave from its power source. Let it rest without power for at least 10 minutes. Plug the microwave back in.

It is common after a recent power outage or power surge for the microwave to continually beep. The surge in electricity is overwhelming the microwave, causing it to continually beep.

Another reason for continually beeping is the type of microwave you have. With some models, once the microwave has completed the selected setting, it will beep constantly until you open the microwave door.

How To Reset Electrolux Microwave

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Your Electrolux microwave is not working correctly. It continues to beep, it stops heating mid-cycle, and the clock still doesn’t stay on. Can you reset an Electrolux microwave?

You can reset the Electrolux microwave by pressing and holding the ‘Off/Clear’ button for three seconds. You can also press and hold the ‘Power’ button for three seconds or until the display panel blinks three times.

Resetting the microwave simply allows it to catch its breath. When power is removed from the microwave, the constant supply of electricity is stopped, refreshing everything.

Once power has been restored to the microwave, reset the clock. Depending on the model of Electrolux microwave you have, the microwave may not work if the clock has not been reset.

How To Hard Reset Electrolux Microwave

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You have tried everything to get your Electrolux microwave working correctly but it still seems to have a mind of its own. Can you hard reset an Electrolux microwave?

You can hard reset an Electrolux microwave by first unplugging the microwave from its power source. Press and hold the ‘Power’ button until the display blinks. Plug the microwave back and reset the clock.