Question about Microwave Ovens
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Repair or replace? With small to medium size microwave ovens going for $60-100 it hardly makes sense to spend $60 to have one repaired. Even full size microwave ovens with full featured touchpanel can be had for under $200. Thus, replacement should be considered seriously before sinking a large investment into an older oven.
If you want to do it your self there are many things that can do this but, common things are....loose high voltage wire.....poor solder joint on board.....magnetron.....power relay.....
If the microwave makes a loud "hum or buzz" noise but will not heat up the food?
9 times out of 10 this is usually this is a bad magnetron, the other time is sometimes a bad high voltage diode.
How handy are you with electricity and ohm meters?
Let me know if this helps or if you think this is something you want to tackle.
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Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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