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Replacing the Thermador Built in Microwave MBBS with the MBES microwave?

Have the Thermador SMW272 combo oven/warmer/with the MBBS microwave and the HV Inverter has gone out. There is no replacement for this. Can I take a new Thermador MBES microwave and slide it in? Called Thermador and they said no but the measurement are almost identical with the exception of the depth (my MBBS is 19-5/32" and the MBES is 19-17/16").

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SOURCE: Thermador MBBS/01

Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and held in place by a plastic rivet.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smmoth and clean.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart or Lowe's.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.

You should be able to order one here.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: TURNTABLE INOP on mbbs/01 thermador microwave

easy...first thought it was a program glitch. turntable could be turned off manually. nope ...just a bad motor needed replacement

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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I have the Thermador MBBS/01 in a Theramdor oven/warming drawer/microwave unit. When I was told it would be $600 to repair it, I called thermador & they don't make a replacement. Thermador CS was even rude about it. I searched & searched for a microwave that would fit & found a GE model JEB1860M1SS at Home Depot for $259.00. My husband & I just installed it & the frame kit inside, on the old Thermador micorwave fit PERFECT! I could not believe it. I thought we would either have to settle for something looking tacky in the hole or buy a whole new unit. Looks like it came in that unit.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: is there a replacement microwave for thermador

Thermador doesn't make one, but we found the GE JEB1860SM1SS from Home Depot fit perfectly. For only $259. The repair to fix our Thermador was $618. It was only 5 years old. I couldn't believe it already went out. I won't be buying anymore Thermador appliances.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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