Auto Cook Microwave Buttons do not Work

Auto Cook Microwave Buttons do not Work Appliances Repair

First, try the other buttons on the microwave to see if they work. If it’s only the auto cook buttons that do not respond, you must settle for manually punching in the cook time. If you find that to be annoying, keep reading this guide to figure out why the auto cook microwave buttons do not work.

Technical Problems

Depending on the particular microwave set you use, the interface (the panel with the buttons) and auto cook buttons may work differently under certain conditions. Try resetting your microwave and testing the auto cook button. Simply unplug the microwave and then try the auto cook button.

If that doesn’t work, check the functions of the microwave by referring to the microwave’s manual.  If you don’t own or can’t find the manual, find the microwave’s manufacturer and the model number at the back of the microwave and google the information; there should be a manual available online.

Physical Problems

If the problems described above do not fix your problem/are not an accurate description of your problem, it may be that the microwave doesn’t heat properly when you press the auto cook button. If the food inside the microwave isn’t cooking even though the microwave reacts to the button, lights up, and makes a whirring sound, then the magnetron is failing.

The magnetron creates the microwaves that heat up your food. Needless to say, you will not be able to microwave anything until you fix the magnetron.

It is cheaper to buy a new magnetron than to fix an existing one in the most cases. Unfortunately, magnatrons cost nearly as much as the microwave itself. So it is generally recommended that you buy a new microwave.

Additional Help

If you feel like you need professional help on fixing auto cook buttons on your microwave, TalkLocal can help with finding the correct local experts in this case, saving you time and energy in what may be a stressful situation.

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