How To Mute Microwave in Just 4 Steps

Have you ever heated up a late-night snack only to have the beep from the microwave wake up the whole house? We’ve all been there. Most modern microwaves have a handy mute function that allows you to heat up leftovers without disrupting the entire household.

In this article, you’ll learn how to mute microwave brands like LG, Whirlpool, and more using a simple button on the control panel. With just a press and hold of the right button, you can make your microwave essentially silent so you can enjoy those midnight snacks stress-free.

Here are some of the questions we’ll answer:

  • How do I mute my LG microwave?
  • What button mutes my Whirlpool microwave?
  • Where is the mute button on my microwave?
  • Can I permanently mute my microwave?

Ready to heat up your food in silent mode without sparking a 3 a.m. dance party in the kitchen? Let’s get started!

How To Mute Microwave With Just a Button

How To Mute Microwave With Just a Button

Kitchens are busy places, especially in the morning when everyone is trying to get breakfast and out the door. The last thing you want during that rush is your microwave beeping loudly and waking up the whole house!

Many modern microwave ovens have a handy mute function that allows you to heat up your food without all the disruptive noise. In this article, we’ll show you how to make your microwave essentially silent using just a simple press of a button.

Locating the Mute Button on Your Microwave

The location of the mute or sound button can vary depending on your microwave brand and model. But it’s usually clearly labelled and found on the control panel.

For LG microwaves, look for a button labelled “Mute” or an icon that looks like a speaker with a line through it.

Whirlpool microwaves have a button labelled “Sound” that you can press to toggle the sound on and off.

If your microwave manual doesn’t tell you where the mute button is, take a close look at all the buttons on the control panel while the microwave is making noise. Try pressing the different buttons until you find the one that stops the sound.

Using the Mute Button to Silence Your Microwave

Once you’ve located the mute or sound button, simply press and hold it for 1-2 seconds to mute the microwave. The speaker icon will usually display with a line through it to indicate the sound is off.

To turn the sound back on, press and hold the mute button again. It’s that easy!

Pro Tip: If you want to permanently mute your microwave, you can put it into silent mode. On most models, press and hold the mute button for 3-5 seconds until the control panel beeps. This will disable all sounds until you repeat the process.

Troubleshooting When the Mute Button Isn’t Working

If pressing the mute button isn’t working, here are a few things to try:

  • Check if the child lock is on – this disables all buttons. Hold down the stop/cancel button for 3 seconds to unlock the control panel.
  • Make sure the microwave is plugged in and has power. The mute function will not work if the machine is unplugged.
  • Consult your owner’s manual or contact customer support if the mute button is still not responding. There may be an electrical issue.

Enjoy Peace and Quiet With a Muted Microwave

Being able to mute your microwave is a great feature for early risers and night owls who don’t want to disturb others. Now that you know how to use that handy mute button, you can enjoy snacks and meals anytime without the disruptive beeping.

Just press and hold the mute button before heating up your food, and your kitchen will be quiet and peaceful.

How To Mute Microwave With No Mute Button

How To Mute Your Microwave With No Mute Button
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While most modern microwaves come equipped with a handy mute button to silence all those disruptive beeps, some older models don’t have this function. If you have an older microwave without a dedicated mute button, you still have options to kill the noise.

Let’s look at some clever ways to put your loud microwave into silent mode and avoid those chaotic 3 a.m. kitchen dance parties.

Check Your Microwave Manual

Before trying anything, check the owner’s manual or user guide that came with your microwave. Some models have a specific key combination or process to mute the sound.

For example, the manual may instruct you to:

  • Press and hold the 0 button for 3-5 seconds
  • Press and hold the Cancel or Stop button for 3-5 seconds
  • Press the Clock, 1 and Start buttons in sequence

If the instructions are there, follow them exactly to disable the sound.

Try Holding Down Different Buttons

If your manual doesn’t have specific instructions, some trial and error with buttons can often work:

  • Hold down the 1 button for 5 seconds.
  • Press and hold the 0 button for 5 seconds.
  • Press and hold the Stop or Cancel button for 5 seconds.

Try each of these sequences in turn until your microwave mutes. It may take a few tries to discover the right button sequence for your model.

Use the Child Lock Feature

Most microwaves have a child lock feature that locks the control panel buttons. You can use this to mute your microwave:

  1. Press and hold the Stop/Cancel button for 3 seconds to activate the child lock.
  2. The control panel should be disabled, muting any beeps or alarms.
  3. To turn the sound back on, hold Stop/Cancel again for 3 seconds.

When All Else Fails, Contact the Manufacturer

If you’ve checked the manual and tried all the usual button tricks with no luck muting your Whirlpool or LG microwave, your last resort is to contact customer support.

Explain that your model doesn’t have a mute button and you need help troubleshooting how to disable the sound. They should be able to give you customized advice for your machine.

Can I permanently mute my microwave?

Most modern microwaves have a mute function to turn off the beep. You can try these steps:

  • Press and hold the “Start” or “Cancel” button. The display will beep once, and your microwave will be in silent mode.
  • Press and hold the “Stop” or “Cancel” button. These buttons might have hidden functions.
  • Press and hold the “Mute”, “Sound”, or “Silence” button. The label can vary by brand.
  • Press the “START/+30s” and “STOP/ECO” buttons at the same time.
  • Press the “Stop / Clear” button, and then hold down the “Start / Minute Plus” button for about five seconds. Keep pressing the “Start / Minute Plus” button until you see the “Sound Off” option displayed.


There are several methods that can be used to mute a microwave. Checking the user manual for instructions on muting the microwave or using the volume control are simple and straightforward options.

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, disabling or removing the speaker or using a soundproofing mat may be necessary.

For those who are simply looking to reduce the noise level, using a towel, earplugs, or a microwave cover can be effective.

It’s important to exercise caution when muting a microwave and to seek professional help if necessary.

Implementing these suggestions can help to substantially lower the volume of your microwave and promote a quieter atmosphere in your household.

About Mohammad Sameer

My name is Mohammad Sameer, the founder of SoundproofGears. My hypersensitive hearing turned me into a lifelong seeker of silence. After years of research, I've become an expert on soundproofing techniques and materials. In November 2022 I launched this site to share my knowledge and help others find acoustic sanctuary. About More

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