Anyone have a recommendation for someone who can do microwave repairs on STX?
Years ago I looked into having a microwave fixed and no appliance person would even look at it, let alone touch it. As daveb722 said, they're not expensive (and you can certainly buy them inexpensively here without buying off island) so just toss the old one and replace it with a new one.
Back in the day, all sorts of things lasted for years and years but all too soon built-in obsolescence became the norm.
I had a food processor for (seriously) 30 years before it finally conked out, went through two new ones in about 6 months (and I'm not a huge user) and then EUREKA! found a twin of the old model on eBay still in its original packing but missing a couple of attachments. Fortunately I'd kept the parts from the old one so I was "whole" and, 3 years later, it's still in fine shape.
And I still miss my '54 Oldsmobile which was my first car in 1968. It was built like a Sherman tank with REAL bumpers! 😀
I have fixed more microwaves than I can remember by replacing the fuse. Most people don't know they have one. With all the WAPA surges I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. It's a matter of removing the cover and locating the fuse. It's usually near where the power cord comes in.Take it to Radio Shack and have it matched up. If it works then great, if not you only spent a couple of bucks and an hour of your time trying.
What's in a coffee maker? Some plastic, a cord, heating element, thermal switch, and, wait for it, a thermal fuse. Had to take the coffee maker apart and replace the $2 thermal fuse. Good and safe as new for two years now. Don't no why the fuse opened. One less $15 coffee maker in the landfill.