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I have a Spacesaver Microwave (manufactured 1988) that still seems to work ok, but I noticed on teh back wall under the glass tray the coating has rusted away. Should I continue to use this microwave?

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Hi,

As long as the oven's metal bottom is sound underneath the rust, there isn't a problem. The cooking chamber walls are so thick and highly conducting that they reflect the microwaves extremely well even when they have a little rust on them. However, if the metal is so rusted that it loses most of its conductivity in the rust sites, you'll get local heating across the rusty patches and eventually leakage of microwaves. If you're really concerned that there may be trouble, run the microwave oven empty for about 20 seconds and then (carefully!) touch the rusty spots. If they aren't hot, then the metal underneath is doing its job just fine.

Thanks.

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What would cause the glass tray in the microwave to shatter


  • The glass tray had a hairline crack or stress fracture that was not visible
  • It got a little too hot in one area
  • The expansion from the heat caused the fracture to expand and therefore crack and break
An accidental bumping of the microwave plate on the countertop while going from the microwave to the dishwasher might set up the above situation. The spoon your seven year old left in the mac and cheese might have arced and nicked a small piece of the glass. Whatever the cause, microwave trays break and they break for a lot of reasons.

All foods cooked in the microwave produce heat. Microwaves themselves are not hot, but the foods cooked in a microwave get hot - some much hotter than others.
Even though most microwave glass trays are tempered, they are not designed to hold up under high temperatures. You will see most microwave trays stamped with the words "For microwave oven use only" This is to let us know that it's probably not a good idea to use the trays in a conventional oven.
Any air pockets, cracks or gaps in the glass can enlarge under heat. Since glass isn't very receptive to being stretched, breakage can occur.


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Aug 27, 2013 | Goldstar Microwave Ovens

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HOW TO REPLACE THE DOOR OF A MACROWAVE OVEN


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GeneralElectric is internationally known as a premier manufacturer of ranges,ovens, stove-tops and various other household appliances. ConsumerReports ranks General Electric appliances high on functionality andtheir low rate of repair. Currently, manufactures microwave ovensand wall ovens. Microwave oven doors are designed to be removed andreplaced by professional repairmen because a "leak test" must beperformed upon replacement to ensure ions are not coming off themicrowave's magnetron. With wall oven doors, removal and replacement bythe owner is a straightforward task that is safe for any owner tocomplete.

Here are step by step Instruction on how to fix in your microwave door below.

step1.

If your microwave door is cracked or the latch is broken, you may be able to replace it instead of purchasing a new microwave. Check the manufacturer's website to find out how to order a replacement door that is compatible with your specific make and model or visit any technician store that deal with microwave and oven around your local area to get one.

step2

Your owner's manual may also list a part number, which you can use as a reference when looking for a new microwave door.

step3.

Difficulty or note able part : Moderately Easy Instructions material needed Replacement door with Screwdriver a technician tool .

step4.

Unplug the microwave and set it on a table or workbench. If you have a built-in microwave, you may have to remove some mounting screws or retention clips to get the microwave out of the support bracket.

step5.

Open the door and take out the glass tray.Pry off a corner of the plastic panel on the inside of the door with a screwdriver or butter knife. Once it is loose, work the screwdriver or knife all the way around the glass and remove the panel.

step6.

Ask someone to hold the microwave door as you disconnect it from the hinges.

NOTE:
Depending on the design of your microwave door, you may have to remove a set of screws or slide a pin out of the hinge to release the door.

step7.

Remove and discard the old door. Have your assistant hold the replacement door up to the hinges.

step8.

Attach the door to the hinges by reversing the previous step. Snap the plastic inner panel into place around the glass.

step9.

Move the microwave back to its original location. Insert and tighten the necessary mounting screws if you are working on a built-in microwave.

step10.

Set the glass tray back inside the microwave and close the door.

Good luck.

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Find a new glass tray small size Emerson MW7300W suffix C


Try www.ebay.com Type make and model of microwave oven, and go through the list.

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This problem is commonly attributed to a turntable motor that has worn out and may need to be replaced. The motor is attached to (and is located under) the center plastic piece (called a turntable shaft or coupler) under the middle of the glass tray that you were referring to. The following link explains how to access and replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3555716-replacing_a_turntable_motor_on_a_microwa

This is a very simple repair, that usually is not expensive. The price range will be determined by the model and manufacturer. This repair can also be performed on an over the range model microwave oven WITHOUT uninstalling it.

You can refer to any of the following websites for comparison:

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The first three sites listed offer helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you with locating and properly identifying the part(s) you need. If the model number is correct, the part number for a replacement motor is WB26X10135.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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I have a GE Spacemaker II microwave: JEM25GY that died. It seems less expensive to replace rather than fix. Power works; it doesn't heat. New models all apparently have turntables; mine didn't and I...


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That model number isn't showing up. Could you confirm that?

Then I'll see if anything is still available for it.

Otherwise, here are two suggestions:

You place a microwave-safe saucer upside-down on the roller assembly (if equipped) and then put a microwave-safe plate right-side up on top of the saucer. You can also use another glass turntable tray that doesn't fit instead of the plate.

Be sure both are centered, checking them frequently to be sure shifting does not occur. Otherwise, a spill of hot material could result.

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Another option is to check eBay or Wal-Mart and other stores to see if they have a Rubbermaid or Nordic Ware (NordicWare) wind-up turntable like this "Micro-Go-Round".

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