Question about Microwave Ovens
I am replacing the original HV transformer with a different HV transformer that I bought off ebay and I need help connecting the wires from the magnetron and HV capacitor to the HV transformer.
If the old transformer still has continuity on all 3 windings, then you should be able to match up the wires with the old one based on the resistance of each one. However, if you do this, make sure you are getting similar readings on the new transformer vs. the old. If I was installing a non-exact replacement, I would put voltage on the primary using a variac set to a very low voltage. Then you can safely measure the high voltage and filiament winding voltages to see if they would be correct if 120 vac was applied to it.
Posted on May 03, 2016
I’m sorry to tell you this but; I wouldn't recommend using a different transformer, even if it's the same size, it could cause serious damage. The HV transformer should only be replaced with the exact replacement part.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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