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Testing Microwave Oven components

Posted by Dan O. on May 5th, 2003 06:18 PM
In reply to Broken Microwave oven by Mike C on May 4th, 2003 09:01 PM [Go to top of thread]

** only 3 things that are likely to cause this: a bad magnetron, a bad capacitor or a bad power diode. Can anyone give me some hints on how to decide which is the culprit? **

You can find test procedures for many microwave oven parts at the site at the following link. My guess by the sound would be a bad diode which often fries when it fails so there should usually be visible indications of a problem with it.

LINK > MicroTech - Microwave Oven Repair

Dan O.
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