Emerson microwave turns on when door opens
A common issue with microwaves is when the microwave turns on when the door opens. This is because there is a switch in the door to turn the oven on and off. The switch may be faulty or maybe you don’t have it set properly. There are a few fixes that can help this issue, but sometimes it’s best to call in a repair person to fix your problem.
What is the Cause?
There are tons of things that could cause the Emerson microwave to turn on without warning when the door is opened. The issue can be caused by a shorted diode, a malfunctioning silicon card, and other electrical components. Luckily, the microwave only needs to be unplugged and plugged back in to fix it, but there may be more serious damage if you don’t know how to spot it.
What is the Solution?
When our Emerson microwave turns on when you open the door, it becomes a safety hazard. In order to fix this problem, turn off power to the appliance. Unplug it or turn off breakers in your electrical panel if you don’t have an on/off switch and then wait at least 10 seconds before restarting the machine.
If after ten seconds the microwave still comes on, follow these steps:
(1) disconnect all cords from the appliance;
(2) unplug the plug end of an extension cord and touch the exposed wires together for 30 to 60 seconds;
(3) reconnect the plug end of the extension cord and try turning it on again. If any part of the wire touches anything conductive, such as metal trim, then that section will need to be removed prior to touching the rest of the wire together.
In conclusion, the Emerson microwave turns on when the door is opened. This can be a potential safety hazard, as it can injure someone with its heat if they touch the door and not the handles. It is recommended that you only touch the handles to open or close the door.
This may be an inconvenience for some people who need to constantly open and close the door, such as those cooking food in a cramped kitchen space.
If you’ve been experiencing this issue, bring your microwave to a service center as soon as possible.