We have an ancient microwave oven that is still functional but the plastic liner
on the inside of the door around the window shattered the other day when my wife
opened the door. I've looked this over and I suspect that this piece of plastic
is absolutely cosmetic but I cannot seem to confirm this. Given that the
beastie was built in 1987 I'm not surprised that I'm having difficulties finding
answers. Can anyone help?
My Sharp Carousel was built in 1983. A plastic trim piece covering
the hinge has broken, but otherwise the microwave is still cooking
after thirty years of daily use. While it is only 600 watts, it is
virtually impossible to burn popcorn with it :-)
Second the leak checker.
It does go all the way to the outer edge of the door. Seems to be a moot point,
however. The wife has decided she's uncomfortable with trying to repair (or
ignore if it's safe to do so). Appreciate the answers but I guess we're in the
market for a new microwave. Thanks.
I have the exact same microwave and the same plastic piece busted just before
Christmas 2015. Since it is plastic and would in no way shield microwaves, I
But today, Feb 25 2016, the transformer started to hum and then blew the fuse.
Several years ago, maybe 10, a roach crawled up in the microwave and decided to
crawl on the leads to the transformer. I opened it up and there was two halves
of a roach across the power leads. I replaced the fuse and it worked like a
But the hum from the transformer now means that it has become too hot and the
internals have melted. A new transformer is more than the cost of a new
It had been a great microwave since 1987.
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