-> >-> > Looking at it from another perspective: is there any reason the-> > light sleepers can't wear ear plugs?-> >-> > The soft, foam plugs are very cheap and not uncomfortable.-> > -- -> -> Great idea. Get the good ones that will block out the smoke detector, CO -> detector, and the dog barking at an intruder.
If people are awake and using the microwave, we don't really
have to worry about those things, do we, since the people
can wake the ear-plugged sleepers.
But if the people that are awake now were part of the earplug crew during
the night, you'd still have to worry.
I think it is silly to wear earplugs maybe 60 hours a week for years to
avoid a problem that can be solved easily and permanently one time.
Kenmore is an over-the-range model (also described as a "microhood"),
and I'm pretty sure the GE Spacemaker ones are too.
Walk into an appliance store and ask about the beeper and/or look at the
user's guide, which may be in the oven, or you may have to ask for it.
On 04/02/05 06:39 am email@example.com tossed the following
ingredients into the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
-> Well, this group *is* alt.home.REPAIR, and our family would like to-> repair some problems that arise from sensitive sleepers living in a-> small home.-> -> Are there any microwave ovens that do not beep, honk, clang, or-> otherwise make noises? I located a small-appliance repairman who said-> the removal of sound-making electronics from appliances--microwave more-> than any other--actually comprised the largest part of his business.-> But since the microwave we needed to have "de-belled" was old, we-> decided not to go through with the surgery!-> -> So if anyone here knows of any totally silent microwaves, I'd-> appreciate hearing about them here. THanks.
Looking at it from another perspective: is there any reason the
light sleepers can't wear ear plugs?
The soft, foam plugs are very cheap and not uncomfortable.
On Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:46:48 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller
Nonetheless, if Maureen has an answer as simple as the one she gave, she
should tell us what brand of microwave works this way, and about how old
it is, and hopefully the model name or number (since not all items even
from with the same brandr have the same features, some aren't even made
by the same actual maker.
Then we'll all know, and someone searching the archives later will know
P&M but please answer by post so all will see it.
PS, I myself would like to make the buzzer louder. It's loud enough
when a radio or tv isn't on, but not at all when one is. When I have
time, I'll "do the surgery", but it's low on my list.
Holding the 2 button for about 5 seconds works for me. You should hear an
initial chirp after pressing 2 and then another short series of 3 chirps af
ter holding for 5 seconds. You can then release and try it out. I have a
2005 1800W Whirlpool model. It works like a toggle so you can undo this as
needed/desired. It may not be universal but I have tried this on a few ot
her microwaves and it has worked.
And as soon as the power goes out you have to start over again. I quit
setting the clock on my MW. We get power outages often and not only do I
have to reset the clock, but it always goes back to 24 hour military
time. (Annoying). I dont need the clock on it, I only need the timer, so
I just dont set the clock anymore... If there was a way to shut off the
clock, I would !!!
Mine is an Oster. I wish the clock would remain blank. I have just
learned to ignore it. I have a clock on the wall in the kitchen and my
alarm clock in the bedroom. That's enough clocks in one house,
especially when it comes time to change them. My cellphone changes
itself and is the most accurate, so I just change the 2 house clocks,
and 2 vehicle clocks. Then I have to change my computer time too. That's
plenty.... I dont need a clock on the MW, and I no longer have a VCR to
We've got a small GE microwave oven in our office and its clock
obviously isn't synced to the 60 Hz line because it gains about 2
minutes a day. Before we know it its fast by ten minutes or so.
Must be because the back label says it can run on 50 or 60 Hz and the
builders were too cheap to put a crystal in it, so it's probably got
just an RC oscillator.
I'll try the hints earlier in this thread and see if I can shut off that
damn clock as we've got a $9.95 Staples wall clock in the same room as
the microwave oven, and the only time we have to reset it is when the
single AA battery in it croaks or for DST changes.
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