Does it Make Sense to Repair a Microwave Oven?

January 6, 2020
Microwave Repair

The microwave oven probably ranks among the least expensive appliances in your kitchen, but it still costs a substantial amount of cash to replace. If it’s not working correctly, consider these factors as you decide how to solve the problem:

Repair Expenses

It tends to cost less to fix a microwave oven in comparison to some of the larger appliances. Many service fees range from $115 to $145. Certain electronic components and most touchpads are inexpensive to repair. However, a new fan, magnetron or transformer may prove costly.

Warranty Coverage

Be sure to choose a repair if you have an unexpired warranty. Manufacturers’ guarantees are often valid for one to three years. If your house has a home warranty, it probably covers built-in microwave units but not countertop models.

Replacement Expense

A low-end countertop oven usually costs under $100 to replace, so repair is likely to be more expensive. On the other hand, built-in and high-end countertop models frequently sell for at least $350 and sometimes have prices exceeding $1,000. You might have to pay a separate installation fee.

Latest Features

A new appliance may appeal to someone who wants to benefit from up-to-date features. Microwave ovens haven’t changed remarkably, but a recent unit might have a rotating turntable or a sensor that detects when your food has finished cooking.

Life Expectancy

You should also assess your equipment’s condition and age when you determine if it’s worth fixing. Keep in mind that many recent models last about a decade. A well-made older unit could outlast a new oven if you have it serviced.

Our appliance repair experts possess the tools and knowledge needed to fix a wide variety of microwave oven problems. If you decide to replace this machine, we can install a new built-in unit for you. Please contact us today to get started.


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