Here, at Denver Appliance Repair, we understand that the display malfunctioning on your Dacor Microwave can be extremely frustrating.
So if this has happened to you, then don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible!
Below, we’ll go over a few simple troubleshooting tips on what you can do at home to fix the problem.
We’ll also advise you on when best to throw in the towel and call in a professional.
Safety Warning: Before beginning any repair attempts on your microwave, be sure to unplug the appliance from any live power source to reduce your risk of injury, as well as any damage to the appliance itself.
When the display no longer works on your microwave, there are a few common culprits that might be causing the issue, including a faulty control panel, an issue with your power supply, or burnt or loose wire connections.
Let’s take a better look!
A microwave display failing to work is often caused by a defective main control board.
If this is indeed to blame, then you might notice missing digits or lines on the display, or the display might fail to show anything whatsoever.
With that said, determining whether or not your control panel is no longer functioning, you’ll need to disassemble the appliance and inspect its internal parts.
However, a microwave’s capacitor can store and discharge electrical energy, even when the appliance is no longer plugged in.
So if you don’t have any experience performing these types of repairs, don’t try it yourself.
Instead, contact a professional appliance repair technician to assist you.
It might seem obvious, but sometimes the display won’t appear simply because the appliance is no longer connected to its power supply.
Therefore, you’re going to want to check that your microwave is plugged in at the wall both firmly securely. It’s a good idea to try unplugging it and plugging it back in to be sure it’s in properly.
With the appliance unplugged, it’s also a good idea to inspect that the power cable isn’t cut, frayed or damaged in any way.
If everything seems to be in good working order with the plug, then it might be the power outlet itself that’s to blame or you may have a tripped breaker.
In this case, try plugging the microwave into a different outlet and see if it works. You can also check your breaker box and reset the appropriate breaker.
If you are unsure how to do this, don’t hesitate to contact us at Denver Appliance Repair to arrange an appointment ASAP to get your appliance up and running in no time.
If you don’t feel comfortable carrying out these DIY repairs, or if you have tried them all to no avail, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Denver Appliance Repair to organize an appointment at the nearest available time.
Another common cause of a microwave display failure is a blown temperature or monitor fuse.
To determine if either of these are the cause of your problem, first locate the fuse by referring yourself to the user manual, and then check that neither has been blown.
For this, you’ll want to take the fuse out and check the wire inside. If it is discolored, burnt, or missing, the fuse is no longer any good and will need to be replaced.
However, unless you know what you’re doing, we strongly recommend that you contact a professional appliance repair service to take care of it for you.
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If there’s no problem with your microwave’s fuses, then your issue might be with the unit’s wiring or connections.
To check this, first unplug your microwave from the wall before trying to access the wires behind the control panel.
Once again, be aware that the capacitor inside the microwave can continue to store voltage for a significant period of time even after being unplugged. Therefore, it will need to be manually discharged before you proceed with troubleshooting your appliance.
With that said, you should never attempt to do this yourself unless you have the specific training and experience to do so safely.
Failure to do so may result in serious injury from electric shock.
Once you’ve removed your microwave’s casing or access panel, you should see several wires and wiring harnesses connecting the panel to the microwave’s other components.
Make sure these wires are firmly secured and that none of them appeared to be burnt, charred, or otherwise damaged.
If you do find that any wires or connections are damaged, you’ll need them repaired or replaced.
If you’re knowledgeable about this, you can do this on your own.
However, we strongly recommend contacting a professional appliance repair service to help you diagnose and repair your appliances safely and properly.