another microwave oven

texsize

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Last night my microwave oven died. I doubt I could count the number that have quit on me.

You never realize just how dependent we are on them. Until it stops working.
Picking up a new one will be a first priority this morning.
I wonder if I can find one not made in China?:confused: :42:
 

SailBoat

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Not going to be simple, but totally possible to find a North America /European manufactured microwave oven. The small microwave ovens are very likely built in China.
 

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You might try opening up the old one and check for fuses, which are the first things to go on microwaves. I've fixed a few just by locating and replacing fuses.

Funny story - we had one years ago, pretty new, that stopped working. I took it the repair center here, but the company sent us a brand new one. Lo and behold, 4 months later I got a call from the repair center that my microwave was done and I should pick it up! Cha-ching! I gave the repaired one to my son.
 

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I remember our first microwave circa early 1970s. Large and durable Amana Radar Range with rotary dial, no fancy timers or modes. Lasted a long time until a door latch broke - by that time it was cheaper to buy a new one. Pretty sure it was made in the U.S.

Certain Blaupunkt and Miele microwaves apparently made in Germany: https://www.productfrom.com/products/DE/0/Microwave-Ovens/1
 

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