Goldstar microwave troubleshooting

If you want to repair your microwave brand Goldstar, the tables below will be an indispensable manual for you. They contain widespread causes of failure, as well as ways to work out the kinks. They will not only help to determine the cause of failure, but also to understand whether to spend money and call the foreman or you can fix it yourself and save your time.

Goldstar MA-1012WBmicrowave troubleshooting

Problem Possible Causes
Oven does not start • Is the power cord pluggeoin?
• Is the door closed?
• Is the cooking time set?
Arcing or Sparking • Are you using approved cookware?
• Is the oven empty?
Incorrect time of day • Have you tried to reset the time of day?
Unevenly Cooked Foods • Are you using approved cookware?
• Is the glass turntable in the oven?
• Did you turn or stir the food while it was cooking?
• Were the foods completely defrosted?
• Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Overcooked Foods • Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Undercooked Foods • Are you using approved cookware?
• Were the foods completely defrosted?
• Was the time/cooking power level correct?
• Are the ventilation ports clear?
Improper Defrosting • Are you using approved cookware?
• Was the time/cooking power level correct?
• Did you turn or stir the food during the defrosting cycle?

Goldstar MA-1403W microwave troubleshooting

Question Answer
Why is the oven light not on during cooking? There may be several reasons why the oven light is not on. Have you:
• Set a cooking time?
• Touched START?
Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent? Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam.
Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty? Yes. Never operate the oven empty or without the glass turntable.
Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door? No. The metal screen bounces the energy back to the oven cavity. The holes (or ports) allow only light to pass through. They do not let microwave energy pass through.
Why does a tone sound when a pad on the control panel is touched? The tone tells you that the setting has been entered.
Can my microwave oven be damaged if food is cooked for too long? Like any other cooking appliance, it is possible to overcook food to the point that the food creates smoke and even possibly fire and damage to the inside of the oven. It is always best to be near the oven while you are cooking.
When the oven is plugged into wall outlet for the first time, it might not work properly. What is wrong? The microcomputer controlling your oven may temporarily become scrambled and fail to function as programmed when you plug in for the first time or when power resumes after a power interruption. Unplug the oven from the 120-volt household outlet and then plug it back in to reset the microcomputer.
Why do 1 see light reflection around the outer case? This light is from the oven light which is located between the oven cavity and the outer wall of the oven.
What are the various sounds 1 hear when the microwave oven is operating? The clicking sound is caused by a mechanical switch turning the microwave oven’s magnetron ON and OFF.
The heavy hum and clunk is from the change in power the magnetron draws as it is turned ON and OFF by a mechanical switch.The change in blower speed is from the change in line voltage caused by the magnetron being turned ON and OFF.

Goldstar MV-1515W microwave troubleshooting

MICROWAVE OVEN DOES NOT OPERATE Entire oven does not operate. House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset circuit breaker and/or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have corrected by a qualified electrician.
Cord/plug not plugged into wall/floor receptacle. Make sure it is plugged tightly into outlet.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call local electric company.
Microwave power does not come on. START has not been touched. Touch START.
Oven door is not securely closed. Open the oven door, then close securely.
Incorrect programming of the touch control panel. Touch CANCEL and reprogram the oven.
FOOD IS UNDERCOOKED Utensil used is blocking or absorbing microwave energy. Do not use metal utensils.
Incorrect power level has been used. Check the recommended power setting for the particular food item.
Low voltage. Longer cooking times may be necessary if voltage is below normal. Check with local utility company.
Other appliances on the same circuit. Microwave oven must be plugged into its own 15 ampere circuit.
FOOD IS OVERCOOKED Incorrect time has been selected. Carefully follow cookbook instructions and initially use minimum time suggested.
Incorrect power level has been used. Some foods require lower power settings. Check cookbook instructions for individual food items.
SPARKS OR ARCING Metal utensils or utensils with metallic trim are being used. Do not use these utensils in the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil is used incorrectly. Use foil only as directed in the cookbook.
NOISE Fan is circulating air to cool working parts. This is normal.
Pulsing sound occurs when lower power levels are being used.
OVEN LIGHT Intensity varies. Power level other than High (100%) has been selected.
STEAM OR MOISTURE Accumulation inside the oven and tar around the oven door. This occurs when foods with high moisture content are being cooked. Wipe with a soft, clean cloth to remove.
Vents on the top rear of the oven are blocked. Locate the oven in an area that permits free air flow around the unit.
Do not place or store any items on top of the oven.