A built-in microwave is a wonderful addition to a modern kitchen. It is larger, more powerful and often more accessible than a regular countertop model. But, if the door of your built-in microwave breaks for any reason, you won’t be able to use it at all. Since microwaves emit low levels of radiation, they are designed not to run if the door isn’t securely closed and latched.

Whether the door doesn’t close properly or one of the hinges is loose or warped, the problem can be repaired with a call to All-Pro Appliance Repair. We have years of experiencing solving all types of built-in microwave problems in the greater Washington D.C. area. If you call us at the first sign of trouble, we can have one of our technicians to your how quickly to minimize the inconvenience of being without an operational microwave.

Microwave Safety

In addition to not turning on if the door isn’t closed, microwaves have other built in safety features. For example, the materials used to line the inside of the microwave are designed to keep the radiation from getting into your food.

Microwave Door Problems

Problems related to microwave doors that don’t close properly can be caused by a number of different things. Assuming you rule out debris, grease or food particles trapped in and around the door, the issue is most commonly mechanical. This obviously means you’ll need a professional repairman to fix the problem.

Often, something is broken in the latch assembly. There are a number of small pieces that make up the door latch, and if just one of them breaks, cracks or warps, the door may stop closing properly. We carry all of the necessary parts and tools to repair any issues related to the door latch assembly.

Another common source of microwave door malfunction is the switch. When the latch is closed properly, it activates a switch that allows the microwave to run. If this switch is broken, or for some reason is not being flipped on, then the microwave won’t work. This is probably the most frustrating for consumers to deal with, as the door may appear to close properly, but the microwave still does not work.

Microwave Door Repair Service

Should you experience problems with your microwave door, the best course of action is to have a professional repair it. The electrical components and other small parts that make your over-the-range microwave work can be complicated, so attempting a repair without proper training can make the problem worse and often leads to safety hazards.

For expert microwave repairs services in Arlington, VA, Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding area, call the professionals at All-Pro. With years of experience and training, you can be confident that we can resolve any microwave door problems quickly and minimize the inconvenience that comes with a broken microwave.