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Which is a wiser choice. To buy a microwave with a 1 year warranty or one with a 1 year limited warranty and a 5 year limited magnatron warranty? Thanks

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I would buy the microwave oven that has the one year warranty because it covers your purchase 100% If you buy one with a one limited warranty you need to read the fine print what it does not cover, and the magnetron with a five year limited warranty sounds good but has restrictions on the actual coverage, meaning they can refuse the claim by saying it does not meet the criteria, because the "claus limited" has been put into place and is misleading.

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