Some Litton Microwave Parts Still Available
Litton was taken over by Maytag, but as of now, parts are still
available for many models.
You can search by entering your full model (try with and without any
dots or dashes in yours) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
If you need an owner's manual / instruction booklet, first try here
for a free one: http://maytag.com/support/manuals_literature.jsp
If it's not found there, you may be able to order one here:
Key words: Litton Industries Litton microwave oven parts Litton
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manual instruction booklet use and care guide use & care guide
Hope this helps.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide $39.95
I doubt it. In fact there will likely be virtually no difference in cooking
ability. Microwave oven technology has been refined to the extent that
there's very little difference from one unit to another, much like the "AA5"
radio of the tube era, the outside may look different, but under the cover
they're all remarkably similar.
If you have a big old oven in decent cosmetic condition and you still like
the thing, seems like it's worth fixing, but then I'd rather fix anything
than throw it away.
I have a 'Little Litton', made in the sixties, and it still works fine,
in fact does popcorn (it has no turntable) better than new ones do.
It has never had a repair other than replacing the light bulb every few
However, it will give you a hernia when you pick it up! g>
The old ones have a metal "fan" blade at the end of the waveguide which
spins by the airflow from the magnetron cooling fan. This blade scatters the
microwave energy to prevent hot spots. New ovens usually just have a
turntable instead. It's debatable which is a better approach, I'm guessing
the turntable must be cheaper to make though, either that or people just
recognize it as a feature while the fan blade is hidden.
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