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I purchased my microwave 3 years ago. We have problems with the magnetron.I had a house fire and lost my bill of sale but sent in the warranty card to Samsung after purchase. Do you have a number to contact at samsung to follow up on the warranty card.Do you have to have your bill of sale. dusty pool

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Sorry to disappoint you, unless you took out specific insurance the magnetrons are not covered by warranty

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At first I was concerned but then I realized what it was.

Congrats on their sending you the mag!

How did you convince them to do that? Did they make you sign a waiver?

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I would contact Panasonic about this and tell them your story.

That is one way it can happen, but things just fail, too.

Otherwise, we servicers would not be in business.

You do need to be sure there is no grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

You can call Panasonic at 1-800-211-7262 or visit here.

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Finally built up the courage to call GE Appliance number and weave my way through the phone menu system. Pressed the right menu option (sales) to speak to someone about trim kits. Found out that the trim kit model number is JX1527MWW. Then called back to select a different menu option (other) and learned from someone else that since the trim kit model is more than 1-2 years old, there's a slim-to-none chance any new microwave models will work with it, and even if there was they couldn't easily cross-reference against a model that old to tell me which one (or something to that effect). So I hit a dead end. Only option for me at this point is to buy a new microwave with new trim kit.

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Microwave oven usualy brake magnetron cost putting foil,metal inside ... or not good installation of new magnetron before install new magnetron need to clean housing of magnetron , take off all carbon got from old magtube

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With all due respect, what are you doing to it?
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Very unusual and Bosch is a well respected name.
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Generally speaking, charcoal filters should be changed and grease filters should be cleaned about every six months, or whenever you notice they are getting dirty & clogged. Yours will likely have one or the other - probably not both - depending on whether it's vented or it recirculates.

A clogged filter will cause the supply of cooling air flow to be lessened, allowing the magnetron to overheat. It only takes one severe overheating to damage or destroy a magnetron.

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