• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php


My oven won't come on..

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
Staff member
Oct 9, 2004
More information required

You haven't provided much information to work with.

- Is this appliance just an oven or range that also has surface cooking elements?

- Is it gas or electric?

- What brand is it?

- Is anything on the appliance working?

- Does the control light up?

- Have you checked power to the appliance?

The model number will also likely be needed. If you post it we can at least look it up to see what appliance design you're dealing with. You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

LINK > Model Number Tag Location Guide

Dan O.
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