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Ask Appliance Rescue: Why is My Microwave Sparking?

When your microwave is sparking, it’s a clear sign of an issue – but it doesn’t necessarily mean your microwave is at the end of its life. If you notice sparking, discontinue use and inspect the following:

 

Is there metal in the microwave?

Most of us know that metal inside a microwave causing sparking, but sometimes a forgetful mishap can land a fork in the microwave by mistake. What could be less obvious is a speck of tin foil left on a dish as you reheat. Inspect for metal just to be sure that isn’t the issue.

 Is the Wave Guide Cover damaged?

If you look inside your microwave, you will notice a square plate off to one side that is known as the wave guide cover. This cover conceals the magnetron in the microwave, and it also guides the heat waves toward the food. If food particles or grease get stuck on the cover, the waves released from the magnetron can hit that debris and cause numerous sparks to fly. 

Is your microwave rack support the culprit?

Some microwaves have racks and require microwave rack supports. Simply put, if you notice sparking coming from the support areas of the racks, then that’s a good indicator that the microwave rack supports need to be replaced. 

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Still not sure what is causing your microwave to spark? Call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service today to fix the issue. Many times, sparking in the microwave is an easy fix and does not require a microwave replacement. Our technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your appliance and give you a detailed estimate before any microwave repair is done. We’ll have your microwave up and running again in no time – with no sparking! Call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for all your Dallas appliance repair needs!  

Refrigerator Storage Tips: Where to Store Fresh Fruits & Veggies

If you’re the gardening sort, then chances are your garden is bursting with color about now. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, maybe even a melon or two.

Even if you don’t have a garden, the local farmers market or grocery store are also full of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. It’s easy to want to stock up when everything look so delicious – but where do you store everything? 

Did you know that there are certain parts of the refrigerator specifically designed to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher, longer? Read on to learn the tips and tricks of refrigerator food storage from Appliance Rescue – the appliance repair experts in Dallas, Texas:

The Magic of Crisper Drawers

Everybody has them, but do you know how to use them? The crisper drawers are designed specifically for fruits and vegetables, with a sliding vent that provides varying levels of humidity based on what each fruit or vegetable needs. 

High Humidity Setting

This setting is for things that wilt, so think green! All those leafy greens are likely to wilt and need more moisture to stay crisp and green longer. The high humidity drawer is perfect for fresh lettuce, and even heartier vegetables like cucumber, squash, carrots, green beans, and broccoli. 

Low Humidity Setting

Once you’ve set one drawer for “high” humidity, set the other for “low.” This is perfect for any fruits and vegetables that tend to rot quickly. This list can include cantaloupe, mangos, apples, berries, and basically any fruit is a safe bet in the low humidity drawer.

Counter Storage

There are some fruits and vegetables that just do better at room temperature. Keep your tomatoes, avocadoes, onions, bananas, and plantains out on the counter. If you notice any of them are their peak ripeness, you can then place them in the refrigerator in the low humidity drawer but eat in the next day or two. 

We hope you find these refrigerator storage tips useful when preparing to store your bounty of the season! And as always, if you run into an issue with your refrigerator or any other appliance, call the best appliance repairman in Dallas at Appliance Rescue Service.

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