Thank to all who posted. General comments & information:
The microwave does work, so we (my wife) are going by past experience when judging the heating time. I prefer to be more accurate than a parts-swapping monkey with anything I crack the case open to work on. If it continues to take longer to heat food, we will have to make a dceision on whether to spend about 65% of the orginal purchase price on a repair.
- I have used RepairClinic.com for parts in the past - it has always been a good experience.
- As soon as I have some help removing the microwave from the wall, I'll check out the cooling fan - good tip.
- The USA is still where the vision is.... I agree is it unfortunate that USA companies do not hold the entire process on our soil. But, if the average 'person-on-the-street' only purchases products based upon lowest price OR cannot afford to spend what little money they have on American-made products that may cost more - little will change. It starts with us.
FInally here is our results using the same method Sensei used:
liter tap water=61.6F
I wish all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.