Samsung microwave ovens provide users with a quick and easy cooking option in the home. Several problems may occur when using your Samsung microwave, many of which are due to a problem with the power supply. You can fix most common problems with the microwave oven yourself by troubleshooting the issue.

Microwave Does Not Power On

When Samsung microwave ovens do not power on, the problem is likely with the power outlet. First, make sure the power cord is plugged into a working outlet. If the power outlet is controlled by a wall switch, check that the switch is set to "ON." To ensure the outlet is live, unplug the microwave and plug a different device into the outlet. If the device works, plug the microwave into another outlet, and try to use it as normal. If the device doesn't work, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Replace the fuse or reset the breaker as needed.

Microwave Receives Power But Will Not Operate

You may find that the microwave oven display works, but the oven does not operate when the cooking commands are input. This often occurs if the microwave door is not fully closed. The safety features on Samsung microwaves will not allow the oven to operate when the door is open.

If the door shuts, check to see if any packing material was left on the door. Leftover packing material may keep the door from securely shutting. Check for any damage to the door that may keep it from closing.

When you are finished checking the door, press the "Cancel" button twice, and reenter the cooking settings. If the oven still doesn't start, contact a service repair technician.

Power Goes Off

You may experience a power shutdown in the middle of using your Samsung microwave oven. If you have no reason for the shutdown, such as a power outage, unplug the oven from the power outlet and wait ten seconds. Plug the microwave back into the outlet and try to use the oven as normal. Removing the power source should clear any errors in the machine.

If the microwave still doesn't work, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker and fix them as needed.

Sparks or Arcing

Metallic items, such as cookware, utensils or aluminum foil, should not be placed in the microwave when cooking. The metallic items will cause the microwave to spark or arc, which could damage your oven, or worse, start a fire within your home. Take care when placing items in your microwave.