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Emerson microwave 1000 watt - how to tighten door on hinges

The tool is a special so nobody can tamper with the door, you need a repairman that is equipped with this item or see if you can get one from manufacture. The microwave leakage radiation is of concern especially in near range of the unit and should be corrected quickly.

Mar 27, 2012 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

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Micro wave light is on but it will not cook. I tried to remove the shell, casing, but two (2) of the screws have a different head and I could not remove them using a traditional phillips head screwdriver

Many ovens use tamper-resistant screws to discourage people from taking the cover off. It's meant as a safety (that is, fear of lawsuit) measure since microwave ovens use hazardous voltages that can kill you. You can find bits to fit these screws at Home Depot, Sears and many other places if you're determined to get the cover off.

With all due respect, though, you should probably leave microwave service to a professional. As I mentioned above, YOUR OVEN CAN KILL YOU if you don't know what you're doing. That's why Sharp stuck those strange screws in.

Jul 08, 2011 | Sharp R-308J Microwave Oven

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The "one-touch" door open button

TORX tamper resistant bits are commonly available.

Aug 18, 2017 | Whirlpool MT4155SP Microwave Oven

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How can I obtain the special Torx-like tool apparently required to remove the back of a Panasonic NN-H655/SN676 Inverter Microwave? I want to replace the light bulb.

Many ovens are now built with "tamper-resistant" Torx screws. These have a center pin to keep a regular driver from fitting. You can buy drivers now at many stores or from online vendors. Sears has them, I think, and I know the Harbor Freight chain carries them if you have one near you. I just tried a search on eBay for "tamper torx" and there are a lot of vendors if you can't find them locally.

Oct 05, 2010 | Panasonic NN-S768BA/WA Microwave Oven

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