Wolf’s high-end microwaves have many features, including gourmet cooking settings and auto-defrost, that can make mealtime a breeze. But if you have a Wolf microwave not heating up, it can be frustrating and inconvenient. Luckily, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the problem before calling for professional help.
How to Fix a Wolf Microwave Not Heating Food
Minimal problems, such as the power supply or settings, or other issues, such as shorted wires and malfunctioning parts, may be causing your Wolf microwave to not heat.
- Electrical Supply
- Touch Control Panel
- Door Switch
Wolf Microwave Troubleshooting
Before calling for professional help, you can try a few troubleshooting steps at home. These include checking the power supply, ensuring that the settings are properly configured and that the control panel is functioning correctly.
Check Power Supply
The first thing you should check when troubleshooting why your Wolf microwave isn’t heating is the power source. Ensure the power cable is securely plugged into the outlet and the outlet gets power from the electrical box. You can test the outlet by plugging something else in and seeing if it gets power.
How Do You Reset a Wolf Microwave?
To reset your Wolf microwave, unplug it from the power supply, wait for a few seconds, and then plug it back in. This may be necessary when troubleshooting why it’s not heating.
Check Microwave Settings
If your Wolf microwave is running but not heating, it may be due to the incorrect settings.
Wolf microwaves have ten preset power levels. To cook at 100% power level, use the number pads to enter the desired time and touch Start. To cook at a lower power level, touch Power Level and then the number pad to select the level. For example, if you want to cook at 50% power level, touch 5 on the number pad. If you’re defrosting food, use the 30% power level.
Tips for Wolf Microwave Touchpad:
- Use the pad of your finger.
- The touchpad may not respond if your fingertips are cold, so rub your hands together to warm them up.
- Ensure Child Lock or Demonstration Mode isn’t enabled.
Control Panel Child Lock
Wolf microwaves have a Control Lock feature that allows the panel to be locked to prevent unwanted operation. To unlock the controls, touch settings, then Start, and “Child Lock Off.”
Your Wolf microwave may be in Demonstration Mode if it is a new installation. To exit Demonstration Mode, touch Timer/Clock, Touch 0, and then press Clear. These settings also depend on the model of your microwave, so be sure to refer to your Owner’s Manual for specific instructions.
Defective Microwave Components
Internal components of your Wolf microwave may also be at fault. Some common failures include burned-out magnetrons and broken door switches.
If you notice humming or vibrating noises in addition to your food not heating, the magnetron may have burned out. The magnetron is responsible for generating the microwave energy that cooks the food. If the magnetron is burned out, it won’t be able to distribute the energy to the food. Unfortunately, if this is the cause, the magnetron will need to be replaced by a professional, as it cannot be repaired.
Broken Door Switch
The door switch is responsible for signaling the other internal components to start supplying power when the door is closed and stop when the door is open. A broken door switch won’t be able to send the correct signals, therefore affecting the operation.
If you’re continuing to experience issues with your Wolf microwave not heating up, call the Wolf microwave repair experts at Blue Sky Appliance Repair today, and we’ll have your microwave up and running in no time.