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#21 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

are there any numbers on the "old" part ?


Edited by RegUS_PatOff, 11 February 2014 - 09:32 AM.

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#22 electro_doc

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:48 PM

Just saying I've seen those exact fuses, some resettable, some not.  worth checking.

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:17 PM

i tried calling but they close at 4:00 so i have not had a chance during the day will let you know when i do . for now i just ordered the one that looked right and going to try that. Thanks to all!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

Problem solved, it will work fine.  Good job.  Only reason to call would be for future reference.  Be nice to know.   :-)

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:41 PM

Thanks God bless



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:52 PM

... i just ordered the one that looked right

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

come on Reg, he is picking from thermo fuses that are within 5 degrees one way or the other.  If he can't find the exact one then I think it is reasonably safe to substitute one of the ones listed above.  Personally I would go with it.  If you have issues maybe you should state them.  Another opinion is always welcome.  We don't want anybody getting hurt.

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:58 AM

... he is picking from thermo fuses that are within 5 degrees one way or the other.

but he doesn't know what his original part number (or temperature) is


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:04 AM

The thermal cut-outs (TCO, thermo-fuse, thermostat, etc,) used in microwaves tend to be non-resettable, the temp rating is usually stamp on the face of the fuse in degrees C. If you slam them on the ground, the disc may pop back into place, but I wouldn't trust the integrity of the device after such a "fix".


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:31 AM

are there any numbers on the "old" part ?


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:56 PM

yes it has 180 c on it that is the reason i got the other one it had the same temp on it



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

:burnin:

 

 

yes it has 180 c on it that is the reason i got the other one it had the same temp on it

Well, there we go then.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

I think everyone is happy now, so let us know how it goes.  The question is why did it blow.  It is a safty after all.

Maybe be sure to check the amps after you get it running.  Do the temp  test also to see if it is heating properly.  Just to be safe!


Edited by electro_doc, 12 February 2014 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

how do you do a temp test



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:08 PM

There is a way, maybe someone can chime in here.  You get a glass of water and put it in the mw for a minute or so and it is supposed to heat the water to a certain temperature.  I forget the exact procedure, it's been a while.  If no one chimes in I'll google it but someone out there should be able to spout it off.  I've been in Costa Rica for 15 years and we don't use the test here.  I just put in a glass of water and put it for a minute and see if it gets hot.  We also had a test to check mw leakage around the door.  If you are going to be doing mw repairs it would be good to check into some of the safety procedures and customer concerns.

 

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

My book says for a magnetron power output test to:

1. Place an 8 oz glass at 75 degrees in the middle of the microwave

2. Set oven to 100% and timer for 1 minute.

3. Remove class and stir water for 30 seconds with a therometer. Record temp.

4. Subtract beginning temp with heated temp.

* Temp rise should be 19-26 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

The ge test is kind of the same, but they want you to use their 1000ml beaker. Measure water temp, set microwave for 100% for 2 minutes, and record ending temperature. Should have a minimum difference of 40 degrees. Apparently, 1 liter or 1000ml is 32 ozs, so thats a pretty big beaker lol. I'm assuming these are the tests electro doc is referring to.

Edited by BryanS, 13 February 2014 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

The ge test is kind of the same, but they want you to use their 1000ml beaker. Measure water temp, set microwave for 100% for 2 minutes, and record ending temperature. Should have a minimum difference of 40 degrees. Apparently, 1 liter or 1000ml is 32 ozs, so thats a pretty big beaker lol. I'm assuming these are the tests electro doc is referring to.

yes that's it, thanks for that info Brian!

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

THANKS ! you guys are real Johnny on the spots with the details 



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

i got the part and it seems to be working properly. i did the temp tests the first one with 8 oz  my temp rose 35 deg. which is more than what it should the second with 1 liter it was exactly 40 deg so it was right . what do yall think

 






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