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Microwave Repair Service

by S.T.A.R Appliance Repair

A broken microwave can disrupt your entire kitchen routine or make you lose time off work. Whether you rely on it for reheating leftovers, warming lunches, quick meals, or even defrosting, a malfunctioning microwave can throw a wrench in your day. At S.T.A.R. Appliance Repair, we understand the importance of a functioning microwave and offer fast, reliable, and professional microwave repair services to get your appliance back in top shape.

We Fix All Major

Microwave Oven Brands and Types

Our experienced technicians can diagnose and repair a wide range of microwave oven problems, including those affecting:

Major brands like GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, LG, Maytag, KitchenAid, and more. Stand-alone and range microwaves (built-in microwaves above your oven). Solo microwaves (basic heating) and convection microwaves (combine heating with a fan for faster, crispier cooking).

Common Microwave Problems We Solve

Don’t let a broken microwave slow you down. We can fix a variety of issues, including:

  • No heating: This is a common problem, often caused by a faulty magnetron (the component that generates microwaves) or a malfunctioning high-voltage transformer.
  • Sparking or burning smell: This can indicate a problem with the stirrer motor, turntable mechanism, or internal wiring, and should be addressed by a qualified technician immediately for safety reasons.
  • Control panel issues: A malfunctioning touchpad, broken buttons, or a faulty control board can render your microwave unusable.
  • Door switch problems: A faulty door switch can prevent the microwave from turning on for safety reasons. A broken or misaligned door can also be a culprit.
  • Dim or flickering display: This may be caused by a faulty lamp or a connection issue.
  • Excessive noise: Loud humming or grinding noises often indicate a problem with the turntable, fan, or stirrer motor.
  • Rotation issues: If your food isn’t heating evenly, it could be due to a malfunctioning turntable motor, stirrer belt, or a problem with the turning mechanism.
  • Insect infestation: Food particles left inside the microwave can attract insects. We can safely clean your microwave and address any existing infestation.

We Fix

Common Refrigerator Problems

Other issues

We also handle a wide range of other problems, including malfunctioning lights, faulty temperature controls, and faulty defrost cycles.

Cooling issues

A refrigerator that isn't keeping your food cold enough is a major concern. Our technicians can identify the source of the problem, whether it's a faulty compressor, a clogged condenser coil, a malfunctioning ice maker, or a failing water dispenser.


Water leaks from your refrigerator can damage your flooring and drywall. Our technicians can pinpoint the source of the leak, be it a faulty water supply line, a clogged drain line, or a damaged gasket.

Strange noises

Unusual noises coming from your refrigerator can be alarming. We can diagnose the cause, which could be anything from a loose fan blade to a failing compressor.

Warm air leaks

A refrigerator that's not properly sealed can lead to warm air entering the unit, causing it to work harder and use more energy. We can identify and replace any worn or damaged gaskets.

Unmatched Expertise

Our team of appliance repair technicians isn’t just good, they’re the best. They have years of experience working on all types of microwaves, from major brands like GE, Samsung, and Whirlpool to solo and convection models. This extensive experience ensures they have the knowledge and skills to diagnose and fix any microwave problem quickly and accurately.

Why Choose S.T.A.R.

Appliance Repair?

With our headquarters based in Corona, California, we have solidified our position as the leading provider of appliance service repairs and replacement parts, demonstrating our outstanding expertise in this industry for over 23 years!

Upfront Pricing & No Surprises

We believe in transparency. Before we begin any repairs, our technicians will perform a thorough diagnosis of your refrigerator to identify the problem. We will then provide you with a detailed repair cost estimate upfront, allowing you to make an informed decision about how to proceed. There will be no hidden fees or surprise charges.

Highly Skilled & Experienced Technicians

Our team is comprised of repair professionals with years of experience servicing all types of refrigerators. They are proficient in troubleshooting and repairing top freezers, bottom freezers, side-by-side, French door, and even stainless steel models. No matter the make or model of your refrigerator, our technicians have the expertise to get it fixed right.

Quality Parts & Lasting Repairs

We use only the highest-quality parts to ensure your refrigerator repair is long-lasting. Substandard parts can lead to repeat breakdowns and additional costs down the road. By using reliable parts and proven repair techniques, we can ensure your refrigerator functions properly for years.

Flexible Scheduling

We understand your time is valuable. That’s why we offer various schedule service options to fit your busy schedule. In many cases, we can even complete your repair on the same day you call!

DIY Microwave Repair vs. Professional Service

While there are online resources and tutorials for DIY microwave repair, it’s important to exercise caution. Microwaves contain high-voltage components that can be dangerous if not handled properly. Here’s why opting for professional repair is often the safer and more effective solution:

  • Safety first: Our technicians are trained and equipped to safely diagnose and repair microwave problems, minimizing the risk of electrical shock or fire.
  • Proper diagnosis: A qualified technician can accurately identify the root cause of the problem, ensuring a long-lasting repair.
  • Access to parts: We have access to a wide range of microwave accessories and replacement parts, ensuring the job gets done right.
  • Quality workmanship: Our technicians use the right tools and techniques to ensure a professional repair that meets safety standards.

Repairing vs. Replacing Your Microwave

Knowing when to repair or replace your microwave can be tricky. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Age of the appliance: Generally, microwaves last around 7-10 years. If your microwave is nearing the end of its lifespan and the repairs are extensive or expensive, replacing it may be more cost-effective.
  • Repair cost: Our technicians will provide a transparent estimate for the repair. Compare this cost to the average cost of a new microwave of similar size and features.
  • The severity of the Issue: Minor problems like a faulty door switch or a burned-out bulb are typically more affordable to repair. However, if the magnetron or high-voltage transformer needs replacing, the repair cost may be significant.
  • Availability of parts: For older microwave models, finding replacement parts can be challenging and expensive. If parts availability is an issue, replacing the microwave might be the better option.
  • Sentimental value: Do you have a particular attachment to your microwave? If it’s a high-end model or one with sentimental value, you may be willing to invest more in repairs to keep it functioning.

Preventative Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Microwave

  • Cleaning: Regularly clean your microwave interior with a damp cloth and mild detergent to remove food particles and prevent odors.
  • Turntable: Ensure the turntable rotates freely and clean it regularly.
  • Covering food: Always use microwave-safe covers to prevent splatters and promote even cooking.
  • Don’t overload: Avoid overloading the microwave, as this can strain the appliance and lead to overheating.
  • Consult the manual: Refer to your microwave’s user manual for specific care and maintenance instructions.

Why Choose S.T.A.R.


S.T.A.R. Appliance Repair is your one-stop shop for all your appliance repair services. We can repair a wide range of major appliances, including:


(including top-load and front-load washers)


(including gas and electric dryers)



(including electric and gas ranges)



Contact S.T.A.R. Appliance Repair Today!

Don’t let a broken microwave disrupt your routine. Schedule service online or by phone today! We proudly serve all of Orange and Riverside Counties in California. Just let us know your preferred time for service, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Maximize Your Coverage

S.T.A.R. Appliance Repair is your one-stop shop for all your appliance repair services. We can repair a wide range of major appliances, including:

Manufacturer warranties

Many refrigerators come with a manufacturer's warranty. Check your owner's manual to see if your refrigerator is still under warranty.

Extended warranties

Consider purchasing an extended warranty when you buy a new refrigerator. This can provide you with peace of mind and protect you from unexpected repair costs.

DIY repairs

While we recommend using a qualified repair technician for most refrigerator problems, there are some simple DIY fixes you can try. For example, you can try cleaning the condenser coils or replacing the water filter. However, for more complex repairs, it's always best to call a professional to avoid causing further damage.

We offer

Don’t wait until your refrigerator completely fails! At the first sign of trouble, contact us.

  • 24/7 phone support: Call us anytime, day or night, to discuss your refrigerator problem and schedule an appointment.
  • Online appointment scheduling: Easily schedule your service call online at your convenience.
  • Competitive rates: We offer competitive rates for all our refrigerator repair services.
  • Satisfaction guarantee: We stand behind our work and off