Amana microwave troubleshooting

The company Amana was set up in the 1934 in the USA. It changed the American household. The product range of the company is rather wide. It includes microwaves. The company products provide only the features you really need. In case of breakdowns of Amana units, please, refer to the Amana troubleshooting tables. Below is the one for microwaves.

Amana ACM1580A microwave troubleshooting

TopicPossible CauseSolution
Oven not workingPower outage• Make sure appliance is plugged in.
• Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse but do not change fuse capacity.
Arcing or sparkingCookware Metal foil• Verify cookware is safe for microwave use.
Running oven empty• Do not use metal foil in oven.
• DO NOT run oven empty.
Oven light not workingNormal• Is oven operating? Oven must be operating for light to come on.
Bulb burned out• Light bulb may need to be replaced.
Clock and timer not workingPower outage• Make sure appliance is plugged in.
• Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
• Replace household fuse but do not change fuse capacity.
Light reflection around microwaveNormal• Light is reflected from light located between the oven cavity and the outer wall of oven.

Amana AMC5143AAB microwave troubleshooting

ProblemCause/Solution
Neither the oven’s display nor the oven operate.• Properly insert the plug into a grounded outlet.
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make sure the wall switch is turned on.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown fuse.
• Plug another appliance into the outlet; if the other appliance doesn’t work, have a qualified eledrician repair the outlet.
• Plug the oven into a different outlet.
The oven’s display works, but the power won’t come on.• Make sure the door is closed securely.
• Check to see if packing material or other material is stuck to the door seal.
• Check for door damage.
• Press Cancel twice and re-enter all cooking instructions.
The power goes off before the set time has elapsed.• If there has not been a power outage, remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again. If there was a power outage, the time indicator will display “ ENJOY YOUR COOKING - - - PRESS MY CHOICE FOR PERSONAL OPTIONS” Reset the clock and any cooking instrudions.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown fuse.
The food is cooking too slowly.• Make sure the oven is on its own 20 amp circuit line. Operating another appliance on the same circuit can cause a voltage drop. If necessary, move the oven to its own circuit.
You see sparks or arcing.• Remove any metallic utensils, cookware, or metal ties. If using foil, use only narrow strips and allow at least one inch between the foil and interior oven walls.
The turntable makes noises or sticks.• Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven floor.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are positioned correctly.
Using your microwave causes TV or radio interferenceThis is similar to the interference caused by other small appliances, such as hair dryers. Move your microwave further away from other appliances, like your TV or radio.

Amana AMV1162AA microwave troubleshooting

ProblemPossible Causes
If nothing on the oven operates• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker.
• check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit in house.
• check that controls are set properly.
If the oven interior light does not work• the light bulb is loose or defective.
If oven will not cook• check that control panel was programmed correctly.
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that Enter/Start Pad was touched.
• check that timer wasn’t started instead of a cook function.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or cooks too rapidly• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
If the time of day clock does not always keep correct time• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle.
• be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit.
If food cooks unevenly• be sure food is evenly shaped.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent overcooking.
If food is undercooked• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time, and power levels) were correctly followed.
• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is overcooked• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, power level, time, size of dish) were followed.
If arcing (sparks) occur• be sure microwavable dishes were used.
• be sure wire twist ties were not used.
• be sure oven was not operated when empty.
• make sure metal rack (if used) is properly installed.
If the display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that timer was not started instead of a cooking function.
Vent fan starts automatically• If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven.

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