Microwave Oven Input

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  1. Zoom-boing
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    So on Sunday our 8 year old over the range microwave made a really REALLY loud popping sound then just a humming type sound. I think the thing that makes it hot (magnetron?) is busted.

    Am looking for a replacement and am finding that the selection in stores is limited. Grrrr. Just looking for some input on what you have/like/experience.

    Thx.
     
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    What model Kenmore? I was looking at some and they seem to have pretty good ratings. Most important feature ... does it have audible signal elimination or at least a volume control on the beep? Drives me nuts to hear that thing.

    I talked to a repair guy today. He said in all likelihood it was the magnetron (that sounds like a monster that Godzilla would fight lol) and since our mw is only a couple hundred bucks kind and 8 years old it probably wouldn't be worth fixing, cost-wise.
     
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    i can check when i get home, but, yeah, the part goes for about $80-90 and probably that much to get the guy there to fix it, so he gave you good advice.
     
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    My advice is not to replace it, and learn to boil water on the stove.

    True, it might take a while, but I'm certain you'll appreciate the sence of accomplishment.
     
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    you're posting from work? you cad!!!!!!!
     
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    It would never occur to me to replace a part in my microwave.

    Get a new one.

    On the other hand, I've ruined two by putting corndogs in for 100 minutes instead of 1 minute.
     
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    theres a megatron here for $20 bucks..

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    Soooo..does he cook corndogs?
     

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