This article provides solutions on how to silence a Hamilton Beach microwave. Microwaves are convenient kitchen appliances, but they can be noisy. If you own a Hamilton Beach unit and want to know how to silence it, read on. These appliances are noisy for two reasons: the exhaust fan and the alert noise that comes with opening the door. Luckily, most microwaves have a simple feature that allows you to switch off the exhaust fan or turn down the alert signal significantly. To keep your home’s CO2 levels safe and reduce noise pollution in your kitchen at the same time, you may opt for turning down these two alerts instead of switching them off entirely. Let’s take a look at how you can do that with your Hamilton Beach microwave appliance.
How To Silence A Hamilton Beach Microwave
The exhaust fan of a microwave is designed to remove the hot air that is generated by the appliance. The fan is usually located in the back of the microwave and can be switched off by pressing a button on the control panel. The button may be labeled with ‘Exhaust’, ‘Fan’, or something similar. If you cannot locate this button, read your user manual for instructions on how to silence your Hamilton Beach microwave.
The alert sound that comes with opening and closing the door of a microwave can be turned down or completely switched off (depending on your model). This alert signal is used by Hamilton Beach to let you know that you have opened or closed the door as well as to indicate when cooking has finished. To get rid of it, you need to press a button labeled ‘Beep’, ‘Alert’, or something similar on your control panel. The buttons are usually located next to each other and feature symbols such as an alarm clock or bell icon with a line through it (see below). If you cannot locate these buttons, read your user manual for instructions on how to silence your Hamilton Beach microwave.
Microwave Oven Settings
It is important to note that the exhaust fan and alert sound settings are not the same for every microwave model. This means that the buttons or symbols used to control these features may look different from those shown in this article. If you cannot find them on your Hamilton Beach microwave, you can ask a service technician to help you out, consult your user manual or search online for instructions on how to silence a specific model.\
Using the Hamilton Beach Microwave Without Exhaust Fan or Alert Sound
If you are not satisfied with the exhaust fan and alert sound of your Hamilton Beach microwave, you may opt for switching them off completely. However, this may result in a build-up of heat in your kitchen. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you always use a microwave cover on top of your food whenever cooking in your microwave oven. The cover will help to retain some heat inside the appliance and prevent it from escaping into the kitchen.
How to Silence a Hamilton Beach Microwave with a Manual Control Panel
Some Hamilton Beach microwave ovens feature a manual control panel. This means that you cannot silence the exhaust fan or alert sound by pressing a button on the control panel. In this case, you will need to use the buttons on your microwave oven’s keypad to silence it. The keypad is usually located on the door of your microwave and features buttons with symbols such as an alarm clock, a bell icon with a line through it, and ‘Mute’ (see below). If you cannot locate these buttons, read your user manual for instructions on how to silence your Hamilton Beach microwave.
Why Are Microwaves So Noisy?
- Microwaves produce a lot of heat. In order to cool down, they need to vent the heat. This is done via an exhaust fan.
- If the microwave oven has a turntable, it will rotate to distribute and mix food evenly for faster cooking.
- The door also needs to be opened and closed in order for the microwave oven to work properly.
- To alert you that the food is done, manufacturers install audible alerts that are set to go off when your food is ready or when you open or close the door during cooking.
How To Silence A Hamilton Beach Microwave
Switch off the exhaust fan
Exhaust fans in microwaves are designed to remove moisture and heat from the interior of the appliance. The exhaust fans are located towards the top of most units and they blow hot air out through a vent at the back of the unit. If you have ever heard a microwave emit a loud buzzing sound when it’s in operation, it’s probably due to an exhaust fan. Fortunately, most units allow you to switch off this fan, which is what we recommend for those who are looking for an easy solution to reduce noise pollution in their kitchens.
Turn down alert signals
Most Hamilton Beach microwaves come with a feature that allows you to turn down alert signals such as those emitted upon opening and closing the door. These signals can be turned down from loud buzzing noises to simple beeps or chimes, which will still alert you when your food is ready without creating much noise pollution. To reduce noise pollution in your kitchen with your Hamilton Beach microwave, turn down these alerts instead of switching them off entirely since they serve as important safety features that inform you when your food is done cooking or if there is something wrong with your appliance.
Use a damp cloth or towel
If you find that even after turning down alerts and switching off exhaust fans your microwave still emits annoying sounds while it’s operating, place a damp cloth near its vents before using it next time. This will absorb some moisture before it enters its interior, which will reduce the amount of heat and moisture that it needs to remove from the appliance. If you need to use your microwave for a longer period of time, it’s best to switch off the exhaust fan completely and place a small towel or wet cloth on its vents. This will prevent excessive moisture from being released into your kitchen.
Use a microwave cover
If your exhaust fan is turned on but you still find that your microwave emits loud noises while it’s in operation, there may be something else wrong with it. To test this, place a damp cloth over its vents and see if the noise stops when you close the door or start cooking food inside it. If the noise continues, try placing a wet layer of towels over its vents instead. If that doesn’t work, there may be something wrong with your appliance and you should contact Hamilton Beach to request assistance right away.
If you own a Hamilton Beach microwave and want to know how to silence it, follow these instructions. Microwaves are loud because of the exhaust fan and the alert noise that comes with opening the door. Luckily, most microwaves have a simple feature that allows you to switch off the exhaust fan or turn down the alert signal significantly. To keep your home’s CO2 levels safe and reduce noise pollution in your kitchen at the same time, you may opt for turning down these two alerts instead of switching them off entirely.