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Our Kenmore, which is over 30 years old and has never had a problem, is now producing a burning electrical odour when turned on. I suspect it's time for a replacement. Make sense?

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Yes you are right! the magnetron has gone and produces a odour that is very distinctive when this happens. The fact you got 30 years out of it is excellent and yes it is time to replace.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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  • John Cunningham Apr 06, 2011

    Thank you very much! glad I could help, John.

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    Bob Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks again, John, for verifying my suspicions. Now I'm looking for a new microwave. I have no illusions that anything I find today will have any where near the longevity of that Kenmore, purchased in 1976 from Sears. I just hope I can find one that will last at least a few years past its warranty.

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