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The megnatron blew. A Sears repairman came out and looked at it and said it would cost $285 to replace it. Are you kidding? I can any number of decent microwaves for that amount. We only had it 18 months when it We took it to an independent repairman and he said a design failure caused the megnatron to blow and replacing it wouldn't solve the problem. I've seen others here who have had the same thing happen to this model. I think it should be recalled: 721.80019401, Serial # 611TA00972 Furthermore, I don't think it's right for me to pay $12.95 to pay for the problem that belongs to Sears! But if I have to, I hafta.

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You were only charged 12.95? look ...it sucks but it sounds like your out of warranty and mag tubes can be expensive .but i will tell you i dont know of any "design failure"and the price sears gave you is not that far off.considering trip charge,parts,labor+tax.(buy a new mic dude)

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