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bathiel
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March 28, 2016 9:49 pm  

Anyone have a recommendation for someone who can do microwave repairs on STX?

Bernie


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daveb722
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March 28, 2016 11:25 pm  

Order from walmart online, I'm sure its cheaper than fixing.


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OldTart
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March 29, 2016 12:16 am  

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.


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Scubadoo
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March 29, 2016 12:40 am  

so just toss the old one and replace it with a new one.

or take the door off and make a flower planter out of it:D


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bathiel
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March 29, 2016 1:52 am  

Thanks all for the responses. I was kind of hoping to keep and fix it because it goes so well in our kitchen. But we also acknowledge it may end up being cheaper to just get a new one.

Bernie


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jumbie75
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March 29, 2016 9:44 am  

Try Witney at 340-332-4517.
He repairs microwaves.. May be able to help you


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OldTart
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March 29, 2016 9:48 am  

or take the door off and make a flower planter out of it:D

I'm all for recycling!


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caribstx
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March 29, 2016 11:23 am  

Appliances like microwaves and toasters are disposable and not meant to be repaired. I just bought a new microwave for $70 bucks at Kmart last week. I can't imagine a repair person would even loosen the screws for that never-mind sourcing parts.


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Alana33
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March 29, 2016 11:35 am  

Unfortunately, this is the reason the world has such epic trash problems.


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bathiel
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March 29, 2016 12:15 pm  

Thanks, again, all for the input.

Bernie


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islandjoan
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March 29, 2016 1:47 pm  

Exactly, Alana! Thanks for saying it.

Unfortunately, this is the reason the world has such epic trash problems.


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speee1dy
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March 29, 2016 1:49 pm  

alana and islandjoan, i was thinking the same thing


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OldTart
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March 29, 2016 2:04 pm  

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! 😀


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speee1dy
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March 29, 2016 6:27 pm  

older things were actually built to last, wish things were built to last now instead of built to be replaced


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SausageInTheCan
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March 29, 2016 8:43 pm  

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.


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Alana33
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March 29, 2016 9:53 pm  

Thanks for sharing.


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Scubadoo
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March 30, 2016 12:25 am  

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.


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