Asked by: Yacin Huthmacherhome and garden home appliances
Can running a microwave empty ruin it?
In this manner, is it dangerous to run an empty microwave?
Answer: Running a microwave while it isempty may cause damage to the unit. When the oven isempty none, or almost none of the microwaves areabsorbed. A large amount of energy reflects around the oven chamberresulting in large standing waves that can damage theunit.
Hereof, can you put empty plates in the microwave?
Stack plates in the microwave for 2 minutes atmaximum power, with a cup or glass of water on top. Youshould never switch on your microwave without some water, orit might be damaged. Be careful as plates can be veryhot out of the microwave, you might want to useoven mitts to avoid burns.
Simple Causes Problems such as bad interlock switches or a misaligneddoor are common culprits for microwaves that stopworking. When these problems occur, they can cause afuse to blow, stopping your appliance dead in itstracks.