You will notice that most of the RV microwave problems are related to a faulty power supply. Customers mention that they are unable to heat their food as there is no power in the microwave.
Sometimes, a blown fuse can also cause similar problems depending upon the type of power supply you have installed in your motorhome.
Anyhow, if you’re also stuck in a similar problem and your RV microwave is not working as it should then try implementing a few methods mentioned below. Hopefully, you will be able to get the RV microwave working again.
How to Fix RV Microwave Not Working?
- Check Power Outlet
It is best to inspect the power source first before assuming that there is something wrong with the microwave itself. You will need a voltage tester or a multimeter to check the power output on the outlet you use for your RV microwave.
There are a handful of things that can create problems for your outlet. If there is no reading on the multimeter then you need to fix the outlet.
The outlet issue can be traced back to damaged wires or faulty breakers. In the meanwhile, you can try using an extension cord to power your microwave from another outlet in your RV.
Make sure that the power requirements on your microwave are within the capacity of your power supply. Otherwise, putting excessive load on the power system can create other problems for you in the future.
- Check Fuse
If there is no issue with the power supply then you need to check the fuse in your microwave. Depending upon the model of the microwave, there should be around 2 fuses on the back of the microwave.
You will need to take out the back metal cover and replace these fuses if they are blown. You will find the first fuse right away and to access the second fuse you will need to remove the metal plate.
There is nothing complicated about replacing fuses. You will just have to take out the old fuse and put the new one in its place.
Your basic toolkit should be enough to help you throughout the replacement procedure. You can also look up some guides online if you don’t feel confident about changing the fuses.
- Replace RV Microwave
If the problem is still there after replacing the fuses, then it is probable that the internal circuitry is damaged. Usually, this problem occurs after a power surge, and depending upon the intensity of the power surge it can fry the circuits if you don’t have surge protectors installed.
If you were in a similar situation recently then the most viable solution would be to get a new microwave.
You can also try taking the microwave to a technician but make sure you don’t attempt to fix the internal circuits yourself. It is unlikely that you will be able to fix the microwave unless you’re a technician yourself.
Moreover, messing with circuits can create some safety hazards for the people inside the motorhome. So, you should either buy a new microwave or get a technician to take a look at your device.