Microwave Repair: A Dye’s Appliance Guide

Can you imagine life without a microwave? Didn’t think so. We understand that when you’re in need of microwave repair, it feels like an emergency even if it’s not.

Microwaves used to be huge. Thankfully, Amana began building them small enough to fit on our countertops starting in the 1960s. Now, they’re easily built into kitchen cabinets or mounted over the stove


Microwave Repair Issues

Power Issues

A microwave that isn’t getting power or won’t start is a microwave that won’t pop popcorn. In most cases, power issues can come from a bad fuse or a problem with the power cord itself.


Heating Issues

If your microwave runs but doesn’t heat, there are a couple different potential problems. The problem could be with a microswitch. Also, a bad magnetron can cause issues with heating.


Control Issues

Touch pads and control boards can go bad on microwaves causing the microwave to act erratically or not at all. We have experienced appliance techs that can diagnose the problem and help determine if the microwave is worth fixing.


Repair vs Replace

Most microwaves aren’t worth fixing. Replacements are cheap enough that there aren’t many reasons to keep your old one. If you’re not sure, give us a call and we can help guide you.


Different Styles

Countertop Microwaves

Countertop microwaves are smaller and cheaper than built-in models. It’s pretty rare that this style of microwave is worth fixing.

Mounted/Built-In Microwaves

Mounted or built-in microwaves are installed in the kitchen cabinetry, typically over the range. These pricier models are occasionally worth repairing depending on the problem.


Microwave Repair Process

Service Call

The service call for in-home microwave repair is $95. Schedule your appointment by calling us at 816-436-2210 or put in a service request on our website. Typically, calls are scheduled with one-hour arrival windows. At that time, our tech will call ahead and arrive ready to help.



With the description of the symptoms you provide, our tech will begin testing your microwave to determine the cause of the unit’s issues. Once diagnosed, you’ll get a full parts and labor warranty that also includes the cost of the service call.


Parts Ordering

Repairing your microwave in one trip is always our goal. Sometimes, however, parts are needed that aren’t stocked in our service vehicles. In these scenarios, our tech will give you a general time frame of when we expect to see the parts and return to finish the job. Most parts are in-stock with our supplier and only take a day or two. If a second trip is needed to finish your repair, no extra service call charge is applied.


Return Trip

After your part arrives, our office staff will call you to set up a return trip. Once that’s scheduled, our tech will return and finish up the job. You don’t pay a thing until all the work is completed.


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our labor comes with a 90-day warranty. Parts are warrantied through the manufacturer and time frames vary. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your choice for microwave repair. If we don’t get it right the first time, there’s no service call charge for coming back out.



We service most major brands including:

  • Whirlpool
  • Maytag
  • Kenmore
  • Samsung
  • GE
  • Hotpoint
  • LG
  • Frigidaire
  • Electrolux
  • Amana
  • Admiral


Areas We Serve

We service most of the Kansas City Northland including:



When it comes to microwave repair, we know you’ve got plenty of options. At Dye’s Appliance, we promise to give you the best appliance service in Kansas City. Call us at 816-436-2210 or set up a service request today.

MIcrowave Repair

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When you schedule with Dye’s, you’re getting the best appliance service in Kansas City. Click below to set up your microwave repair service call.