Magic chef microwave troubleshooting

The Magic Chef brand was first introduced in the 1929. It was a dominant name in the oven and stove industry. Now the brand belongs to the MCA Corporation. The brand Magic Chef experiences renewal in terms of design and innovations. Its product range includes microwaves. And in case of problems with them, just refer to the troubleshooting table below.

ProblemCause/Solution
If noting 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.
♦ check that the cooking time is set.
If the oven interior light does not work:♦ The light bulb may be loose or defective. See page 20 or call a qualified servicer.
If oven will not cook:♦ check that control panel was programmed correctly.
♦ check that door is firmly closed.
♦ check that START Pad was touched.
♦ Auto Start may have been set.
♦ the Control Lockout may have been set
♦ check the area between the door and seal for obstructions.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or cooks too rapidly:♦ be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
♦ check instructions on food density, etc.
♦ verify that voltage to the microwave oven is not low.
If the time-of-day clock does not always keep correct time:♦ check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle.
♦ check that the oven is properly grounded.
♦ try plugging the oven into an outlet on a separate electrical circuit.
If oven floor or glass tray are hot:♦ this is normal. The floor is absorbing heat from the food.
If the interior of oven collects moisture:♦ this is normal. Food gives offmoisture when cooking and the steam collects on the door and the oven surface. Wipe off excess moisture from oven after each use.
If food cooks unevenly:♦ refer to your recipe for proper cooking procedures.
♦ be sure food is evenly shaped.
♦ be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
♦ check placement of aluminum strips used to prevent overcooking.
If food is undercooked:♦ check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time, and power levels) were correctly followed.
♦ check household voltage.
♦ try plugging the oven into an outlet on a separate electrical circuit.
♦ be sure food was completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is overcooked:♦ check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time, and power levels) were correctly followed.
♦ the initial temperature of food may have been higher than normal.
If arcing (sparks) occur:♦ be sure microwave-safe dishes were used.
♦ be sure wire twist ties were not used.
♦ be sure oven was not operated when empty.
If the display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking:♦ check that door is firmly closed.