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Microwave over problem

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Jeff, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Hi,
    I have an old microwave oven, which was given to me by my friend one
    year ago. This microwave oven works and had several programming
    functions, such as bake, broil, roast, grill etc, although I never use
    these functions. The main problem is that when I heat some food, the
    temperature is not evenly heated. Some part of food is hot while other
    part is cooler. Because there is no mechnic rotating plate at the
    center of the oven, I don't know whether this is a problem or not. I
    have checked the website of http://www.repairfaq.org and find no clue
    there. Could you tell me more about this?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. N. Thornton

    N. Thornton Guest


    Hi

    Some microwave ovens use a stirrer but no turntable, especially ones
    over 20 years old. The stirrer is a rotating metal plate at the top of
    the cooking cavity, and stirs the microwaves. These are always
    inferior as regards evenness of heating, but should be adequate if you
    turn the food round half way through cooking, and always check food is
    defrosted before cooking, every time without fail.

    Often the stirrer is blown by airflow, and stops rotating. Check its
    working.

    If the cooker has no turntable or stirrer is is surely unsafe. If it
    is as old as 1970s, theres a fair chance it may be unsafe. This
    applies to Britain where safety issues were addressed at that time: if
    youre somewhere else, I dont know.


    Regards, NT
     
  3. savaidis

    savaidis Guest

    There is something else too: Parts of food containing more water are
    heaten more than other with no water.

    But I believe it is a very old model, so you can send it to trash :)
    Or rotare by hand the dish with the food on it.


    Makis
     
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