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Rust inside the microwave oven

I have rust forming on the inside corners of my 15-year-old Panasonic Microwave Oven. Is this dangerous? Is heating food safe?

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  • lindsayneise May 16, 2009

    Did it solve my problem? I'll let you know. I'll find out which is cheaper. Repainting the old one or buying a brand new microwave oven. After all, it is over 15 years old--how safe is that?



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This is just okay but if you're quite doubtful you may bring this to any appliance service center for repaint

Posted on May 15, 2009

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    Divine Fulgencio May 16, 2009

    It would be much better to purchase a new one. Who knows some of the wiring may have worn out. It will just cost a little higher than repainting

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It's best to do this outside, as you'll have lots of overspray.

As far as the paint - the best I've used for the last 20 years or so comes from A.M.I. Parts. You can find them @ www.amiparts.com or toll free 1-800-522-1264.

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