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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by dx375, Jun 10, 2005.

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  1. dx375

    dx375 Guest

    Just out of warranty 2.2 cubic foot Genius microwave just quit. (2+
    years)
    Pad and clock works, but when it powers on to cook. it makes a buzzing
    noise about 5 seconds in and shuts off, no ding.
    Made in China crap.....
    I realize the magnetron has a 5 year warranty but it's the labor that
    get you .....
    Worth fixing?
    Cheers Dave
     
  2. For < $150 delivered you can buy any number of good quality two cubic
    foot microwave ovens. You'll pay that much just for a service call.

    Welcome to the disposable society.
     
  3. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Mine died too. $2 MOV that blew it's guts out. It took out a heat sink
    mounted component which I currently can't ID (it's sitting on the heatsink
    besides the chopper and the Schottkys).

    N
     
  4. cnctut

    cnctut Guest

    I'm not a microwave fix it guy (but not for lack of effort)--but is the
    magnetron cooling fan working--can you hear it running?--perhaps its
    hungup, resulting in a thermal switch overheating and shutting down the
    unit after 5 seconds of run time.
     
  5. dx375

    dx375 Guest

    The oven went into the shop today for an estimate as there is still
    some warranty left with the magnetron....parts only covered
    Anything else will be parts and labor......
    Good points tho....
     
  6. More than $150 I will wager.
     
  7. cnctut

    cnctut Guest

    dx375-

    Would be interested in hearing what the problem was?

    Tut
     
  8. dx375

    dx375 Guest

    I will.....
    Cheers.....
     
  9. dx375

    dx375 Guest

    Magnetron had a meltdown it seems, not worth fixing.....too
    expensive...
    Recommended to toss and purchase a new one...any recommendations in
    the 2 cubic foot sizes?
     
  10. Inquiring minds want to know....was it more than $150 to repair?
     
  11. NSM

    NSM Guest

    Very happy with the Sharp Sensor 1200W

    N
     
  12. dx375

    dx375 Guest

    yes....some other components were fried also.....
     
  13. No surprise - nowadays on small appliances under $350 you are almost
    always better off trashing them and buying a new one.

    I hope they didn't charge you too much for the estimate.
     
  14. cnctut

    cnctut Guest

    dx375--

    Thanks for the update--sorry to hear your microwave died at the shop.
    ;-(

    Tut
     
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