Question about Microwave Ovens
Size and wattage
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's
manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.
Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.
The outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed.
The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, and a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.
Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.
Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.
Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.
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Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Posted on May 10, 2009
SOURCE: what is the wattage?
Oddly, the owner's manual doesn't say.
You can contact GE customer service here, or if it's working properly, here's a test that will tell you how much output power it has:
MICROWAVE HEATING POWER TEST
The following test will provide a suitably accurate measurement of the output power of any microwave oven. Variations or errors in performing this test will produce uncertain results. If the line voltage (from the electrical outlet) is low, the magnetron output will be correspondingly low.
- Microwave safe container with 1000 mL (1 Liter) gradation.
- Fahrenheit or centigrade thermometer
Pour exactly 1000 mL (1 Liter) of cool tap water into the container. Using the thermometer, stir the water, then measure and record the temperature. For accurate results the water should be about 60 degrees F (20 degrees C).
Place the container on the center of the oven cooking shelf (do not leave the thermometer in the container and remove any metal racks), and heat the water (at full power) for 63 seconds. Use the second hand of a watch, not the oven timer.
After the heating time is completed, immediately remove the container, stir the water, re-measure and record the temperature of the heated water.
Subtract the starting water temperature (step 2) from the ending water temperature (step 3) to obtain the temperature rise.
To determine the output power in watts, multiply the total temperature rise by a factor of 38.75 if you're using a Fahrenheit thermometer or by 70 if you're using a centigrade thermometer.
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Posted on Apr 28, 2010
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