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Re: Microwave Oven Repairs- A DIY friendly approach
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2008, 02:27:16 PM »
Did it occur to you that some people actually buy upscale products with advanced features that they would like to keep around for awhile? I'm talking mainly to those people with Advantiums and convection features that bargain outlets don't offer cheaply. How about combination microwave over an oven ($1850)? Can't find those at Menards either. Of course no one in their right mind would fix a WalMart microwave with a bad mag tube.

 on the other hand...

Who wouldn't want to fix their microwave if it were only a $3.00 fuse or a $6.00 door switch? How else would they know without a repair guide? Let's think practically here, gentlemen. Not every microwave failure is always a magnetron. One of the reasons people have gotten gun-shy over fixing stuff is some of the outrageous repair estimates given to them by technicians who don't know microwaves as well as they could. The tech will back out by proposing a high price rather than admit he is bumfuzzled. I know how this works, guys, I run behind a lot of this every day.
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Re: Microwave Oven Repairs- A DIY friendly approach
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 05:41:02 PM »
Those over the counter humongus microwaves would be great if they were not so under powered. I wish I could be in charge of the asics in those machines. I would shoot for a 240 volt dual Magnetron over the counter model with the capacity to cook a 25 pound turkey in record time.
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