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    Anybody repaired a microwave oven?

    Everything works but it doesn't heat anything. When the magnetron kicks on, it's noisier than it was, so pretty sure that it's the magnetron, which seems to be about $100-150.

    The repair guys I talked to just said get a new one. It's an over the range unit, so replacement is $300-400. WTF, I feel like taking it apart while a game is on.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Go for it, make a good video for youtube. Monetize and win!
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    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
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    You should go with a magnatron 2.0. It puts a little man inside your microwave to keep shit in order, just like tidy bowl used to put a little man in a boat in your fucking toilet. Little dude will keep shit straight in your atomic oven...
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    fact.

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    "Everything works but it doesn't heat anything."

    You summarization skills would be the first thing I'd look to fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    "Everything works but it doesn't heat anything."

    You summarization skills would be the first thing I'd look to fix.
    Whatevs. I know exactly what is being conveyed with that statement.

    It is almost certainly the magnetron. Replace it, get on with your waviní, and feel smug.

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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skizix View Post
    Whatevs. I know exactly what is being conveyed with that statement.

    It is almost certainly the magnetron. Replace it, get on with your wavin’, and feel smug.
    In defense of huckbucket, when I read that I laughed out loud. Maybe not the best lead line. Maybe people have a different definition of "everything".

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    I figured if there was somebody here who actually had repaired a microwave, they would understand enough of what I meant and then ask for something specific, I would then provide the specific information.
    Hard to get a good thread drift going if...
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I figured if there was somebody here who actually had repaired a microwave, they would understand enough of what I meant and then ask for something specific, I would then provide the specific information.
    Hard to get a good thread drift going if...
    Yeah, I knew what you meant but still found it funny. Good luck. Check craigslist though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I figured if there was somebody here who actually had repaired a microwave, they would understand enough of what I meant and then ask for something specific, I would then provide the specific information.
    Hard to get a good thread drift going if...
    Just fuckin with you Plug. Microwaves are commodities. After all, how do you expect us to top off the landfills if you're going around repairing everything. Be a good American and buy a new one.

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    If your ok with not having kids and or radiating your future kid yep go for it. I am a EE so just sayin


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    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


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    Well I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express once so Iím good.
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    My micro will stop the heating cycle after a few minutes. Usually after some component heats up and shuts off. There is an audible difference when that happens. The fan, turn table and light still work, but the crucial microwave emitter cuts out. Iíve been dealing with this for a year, while I have a used replacement unit sitting in the garage.

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    Go for it. Youtube and sites like this are your friends. You will probably need a special philips like bit for the casing, I think they are called "security" bits or something to keep everyone except TRAINED PROFESSIONALS out of the danger inside. Took me 2 min on Amazon, $12 and 24 hours later I had the security bits. Watch out for the capacitor. it sores a shitload of energy. good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    I figured if there was somebody here who actually had repaired a microwave, they would understand enough of what I meant and then ask for something specific, I would then provide the specific information.
    Hard to get a good thread drift going if...
    My friend Reed gave me his microwave in 2001. I grew up in a family where my dad wouldn't take his shoes inside. He was security inside the reactors at Indian point.

    We had no microwave.

    So fast forward to 2001. Reed says his microwave is shit and he and Marla want a new one. Before he tosses it he asks if I could use it.

    Fuck yeah, never had one.

    18 years later, that thing is still cranking. Only microwave I've ever owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    My friend Reed gave me his microwave in 2001. I grew up in a family where my dad wouldn't take his shoes inside. He was security inside the reactors at Indian point.

    We had no microwave.

    So fast forward to 2001. Reed says his microwave is shit and he and Marla want a new one. Before he tosses it he asks if I could use it.

    Fuck yeah, never had one.

    18 years later, that thing is still cranking. Only microwave I've ever owned.
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    You need a wet wipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_pretzel View Post
    You need a wet wipe
    That shit is so old. Protip for you:
    Buy the seniors wipes. Moar coverage and aloe.
    You will never buy wet wipes again. A couple weeks ago I had to ask the pharmacist about them with a weird look on his face.
    But, butt, they are the ultimate.

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    Is 2001 also the year you last acquired a bottle of windex?

    I threw up a little in my mouth.

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    I took apart an early 80s Honeywell decades ago and tried to make a death ray, does that count?

    microwave pic above kinda reminds me of the story out of the demise of Clark foam where they'd use the same micro to heat food as they used to heat up chemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skizix View Post
    Is 2001 also the year you last acquired a bottle of windex?

    I threw up a little in my mouth.
    I've never bought windex. I prefer patina.
    I think that's mostly blood. I have wiped it down a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    I think that's mostly blood.
    My first guess was feces.

    Not sure if I’m relieved or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skizix View Post
    My first guess was feces.

    Not sure if Iím relieved or not.
    Could be both depending on which part of the hooker he was cooking

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Could be both depending on which part of the hooker he was cooking
    All of them.

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