How to Silence a Microwave TikTok

TikTok is known for its crazy dance trends and mad challenges. But did you know that the app is also…

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TikTok is known for its crazy dance trends and mad challenges. But did you know that the app is also packed with useful and eye-opening hacks and tricks too?

Recently, one particular everyday issue has made its way across the social media app, earning recognition in homes all over the world. And TikTok users have responded with their own series of hacks and tricks to overcome the issue.

The Issue…

The issue is one that most homeowners and individuals have experience at some point: an overly loud microwave.

From the beep that tells you your food is ready, to the excess of beeps as you tap buttons and select the right setting, this noise can be incredibly grating. And if you’re one for midnight snacks and leftovers, the volume is even more of a problem!

Luckily there’s not just one but a couple of solutions that have been shared on TikTok.

The Solution…

TikTok users have found a way to mute the microwave. Follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Cancel button for 3 seconds
  2. Enter the code 69420 into the keypad
  3. Press and hold the Cancel button for another 3 seconds

Voila! This code should work on all microwaves, putting it into mute mode.

And that’s not the only hack that’s been seen on TikTok!

  • Users have also shared the towel method, fixing a folded towel on top of the speaker of their microwave to dull the beeping sound
  • Locate the ‘Mute’ or ‘Sound Off’ button on the keypad of a more modern microwave
  • Remove the sound module from inside the microwave (a hack most commonly used by DIY pros, and not necessarily a quick fix for your midnight snack!)

Armed with all of these options and suggestions, muting or turning down the sound on your microwave couldn’t be easier! We hope this helps, and reminds you of just how useful TikTok can be once you start unpacking the number of life hacks and little guides available on the app.