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#21 Cactus Bob

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Do not repair .........replace

 

Problems like this , once started can come back again and again

 

it's not your magntron

 

been down this road a few times with sales of used microwaves


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

I would stay away if they are "inverter" M/W's ..

model numbers ?

Yeah, they all seem to list "Inverter Technology."

This one has the trim kit available: Model number: NN-SE982S

 

Honestly, I'd rather not pay $300 plus another $170 for the trim kit, anyway.



#23 GoodFerNuthin

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Do not repair .........replace

Thanks for the advice.  It will be nice to upgrade to a post-1992 model.  Just have to engage in the "avoid junk" research.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Do not repair .........replace

 

Problems like this , once started can come back again and again

 

it's not your magntron

 

been down this road a few times with sales of used microwaves

CB you sound like a guy that years of experience has brought you to the conclusion stated above.

When I read it I think to myself,

"Self, CB knows what he talking about. Wish he'd tell me what he thinks the bottom line is on this failure."

Then, I have another beer an figure it must just be fatigue.


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#25 Cactus Bob

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Back in the late 70's we sold and serviced the Amana radarange line , this is when the doors hinged on the bottom and opened like a regular oven

 

Food splatters would hit the door and run down the plastic insert on the door , the problem the homeowner could not see them , so they sat there

this would start the sparking and burning the plastic door insert

once this started , cleaning , sanding , painting , some ovens just would not stop sparking to the same spot over and over

 

the strange thing is , you get a "sparker " strip all the parts out of it and install them in another micro that does not spark and it will work just fine

 

why ,,,,,,i don't know , it just works that way


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

I do not have an inverter M/W, but several people I know have them and they report very happy with them - I have only ever looked at a few of them technically, but only a serious issue with one. Others I know who service them tell me that often the Magnetron and Inverter board need changing. The one I looked at required that but the owners purchased another one that was the same. Just over a year now and they quite pleased with the new one. The Inverter units are definitely lighter and have more functional oven cavity space as the Inverter takes up much less space than the traditional Transformer/Capacitor etc.  Microwave pricing has dropped so much that most major repairs become uneconomical akin to Refrigerator System repairs.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Inverter  microwaves cook great too , much better power control than the cycle time power control of old

 

an inverter micro should give you 3-5 years of trouble free service , when it does give trouble expect to replace it

 

If i was not attached to my vintage stuff i would have an inverter micro myself


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for your response Cactus Bob.

That confirms what Budget Appliance was saying, and sure gives me more understanding.

Again, thanks everyone for helping me learn.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Inverter  microwaves cook great too , much better power control than the cycle time power control of old

 

an inverter micro should give you 3-5 years of trouble free service , when it does give trouble expect to replace it

 

If i was not attached to my vintage stuff i would have an inverter micro myself

3-5 years?  That seems like a pretty lousy outlook for replacing a 20-year-old microwave.  Where are the workhorses that simply go, kind of like a basic cold-warm-hot clothes washer?



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I think those have all been gone a decade if not 2.


Edited by tpoindexter, 26 January 2013 - 09:35 PM.

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