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Microwave: Box seam is separated - Is this dangerous?

I purchased a 'NEW' microwave from a second hand shop.

Sharp Carousel II. Convection, Broil back the works.

the top, front edge of the Microwave is buckled just enough that there is a opening into the oven.

Can this be used safely? The opening is small but you can see into the oven.

Thanks for any help.
AL

I am not certain of the Model number below.

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  • caferitz Jan 29, 2009

    As I looked over the unit, it appears that the skin had simply dislodged. removed the outer skin screws, realigned the skin into the groves and it snapped into place just like my CPU case.

    That's it.

    Thanks.
    AL


  • caferitz Jan 30, 2009

    Thanks for your thoughts and information!

    I have decided to return it. It was a sale from a 're-sale' shop that had gone out of business. Though the woman told me if it did not work just bring it back. I have asked to exchange it instead. If I can get an exchange, for a Microwave, Convection, Broil, Oven...for $30 - the price....I want to do it! But if it is not going to work at all I hope I don't loose my $30. Ya takes ya chances!

    Thanks again,
    AL


  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    All in all, I really would just return it, but if you can't or don't prefer to, can you post a photo?

    Or describe in more detail where the problem is?

    If the cover is buckled and not tight, proper air flow may be less, leading to shorter magnetron life.

    If the door area is affected, it could lead to leakage, which could lead to arcing, other damage to the oven, and the possibility of fire.

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