7 Best Ways to Silence a Microwave Permanently: A Complete DIY Guide

It’s good to cook, bake, and make your craving food, but the reminder beep sound, Hursh! Each and every minute it annoys you, right? Hopefully, we know a few ways to silence microwaves’ annoying sound.

So, let us show you some effective ways to use the oven with less noise than usual. Be with us till the end to know how to silence microwave noise and enjoy all the benefits. 

When Does It Become Necessary To Silence A Microwave?

It is not always a wise choice to mute your microwave’s beeps, as it works as a reminder. But there are moments where it makes sense, especially when you feel bored listening to the sound. 

Most people who are bothered by high-pitched beeps will want to silence their microwave from time to time. However, the microwave beeps repeatedly to let you know that there is still food inside.

So, therefore, if you feel that your microwave is beeping a little more than normal, then it becomes necessary to silence it.

Diagnosis Your Microwave

Prior take a diagnosis about where the noise is coming from. Before silencing your microwave, it’s important to know the source of the noise. There are some steps you can take for this –

Check the Beeping Rhythm

Check how it beeps after turning on the microwave. Using microwaves for years or prolonging their use can result in problems with the doors. Despite closing the door, it may beep. Therefore, reopen and re-close the microwave door.

Check if The Sensors Are Working or Not.

If the sensors are not able to close the door, it will cause a beeping noise. It is one of the most common reasons for beeping. In many cases, more forceful closures can solve the problem.

Note: If your microwave beeps normally, you can skip this diagnosis phase

7 Effective Ways To Silence A Microwave

You can never silence any microwave completely except turn off the power. While cooking food, there will be a hum, which is characteristic of all machinery. But you can mute the beeping sound in many ways. Such as-

1. A Quick Reset, a Quick Solution

Sometimes microwaves start beeping in ways you can’t even understand. In that type of situation, a quick cooking session can help reset the sensors. It is usually enough to give your microwave a quick reboot to silence the constant reminder.

To do so, turn on the oven and bake something for 15-20 seconds to refresh the sensors. You can boil potatoes in water or something else. Because turning on your microwave without any items inside can make unwanted damage to the interior.

2. Give It a Rest, a Hard Reset

As we mentioned earlier, if the quick break doesn’t stop the beeping, then it’s safe to say that your microwave is screwing up on you. In that case, you can try hard resetting. To do this, you just need to unplug the microwave, wait five minutes, then plug it back in.

A hard reset will remove all excess electricity from the microwave, and the system and sensors will reset to their original settings.

3. Time to Follow the Manual

Although no one likes to read the directions in the manual, most of the time, the solution is mentioned in the manual that comes with the microwave. Your owner’s manual can help you silence your microwave. 

However, in some microwaves, the activation process is hidden inside a submenu that is not intuitive. Moreover, some models have complex processes that you will probably not stumble upon without a manual.

4. The “start” or “cancel” Button Is Useful

Try the “Start” or “Cancel” buttons for models without numbers. You can do this by holding down the Stop or Cancel button. But note that often pressing the 1, 0, Stop, or Cancel buttons will stop the beeping or activate the child lock. 

In some cases, you may need to repeat this procedure to undo the child lock if it has been activated.

5. Silent Mode for Silence in Your Kitchen

Modern microwaves from several brands have mode preferences, where the silent mode option is also available. So, in that microwaves, it is quite easy to silence it. 

However, many models may not have this feature. Some microwaves have hidden sound or silent buttons, so you will need to find out yours. Many of the sound buttons are placed near the time button. You may also find the “Sound” button on the keypad of some microwave models.

6. Use the Sound Button

There are some models with a dedicated keypad button for controlling sound. 

If your microwave has a Sound button on the keypad, it’s fine. Just press the button. But for models that hide it in the cooking settings, you will have to look deeply for it.

7. Get in Touch with The Customer Service

Go for professional assistance to silence the microwave beeps. It is always a good idea to look up the customer care number of your manufacturer. You can also find out if there are other problems that can be fixed for your particular microwave model by speaking to them.

What if No Technique Works?

The final way is to go for a new one! All techniques fail means your microwave is out of work. You may have a malfunctioning timer or uncontrollable heating in your microwave. Or maybe your microwave does not have a silent mode at all. 

If all the techniques fail and no other options are left for you then our advice for you is to buy a new microwave. No matter how many times you try, nothing seems to work even after you put your microwave in silent mode, according to the manual. 

Can You Silence a Microwave without Silent Mode?

Yes, you can silence a microwave without silent mode. Take the microwave out of the power supply and let it sit for about five minutes before plugging it in again. 

As a result, your microwave will be free from all charges and will be fully reset. And you will be able to silence it once you plug in your microwave.

At a Glance!

Hope our suggestions will be helpful to you. If you are bothered enough by the noise, you can try any of the techniques we discussed in this article. 

However, the beeping sound of a microwave reminds you that there is a dish cooking inside it, and you have to remove it in time.
So, if the beep is normal, then let it do its job, but if it’s beyond tolerance, then go for any of the mentioned techniques. Have a good day!

Patricia Mattice
Patricia Mattice

I'm Patricia Mattice, and I'm currently employed as a soundproofing engineer. I'm still acquiring knowledge about sound and soundproofing procedures. Furthermore, I am very good at noise management and like sharing soundproofing ideas and methods for any situation. Through our writing, we want to promote the best approach to making things soundproof.

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