Microwave Running While Empty
- Running a microwave with no food in it.
- Can a microwave be used after it was run with nothing in it?
- Will the microwave be damaged by running it while empty?
- Microwave tray breaking when in use
- Turntable tray breaks after running microwave empty.
Running a microwave while it is empty may cause damage to the unit.
- When food is in the oven, it absorbs a large fraction of the output from the microwave transmitter.
- When the oven is empty none, or almost none of the microwaves are absorbed. A large amount of energy reflects around the oven chamber resulting in large standing waves that can damage the unit.
- If the microwave works after it has been run while empty, then the unit is safe to use.
- If the unit does not function after running while empty, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.
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