|Microwave oven with replacement magnetron|
|security bit set|
Having removed the cover, it was easy to identify the magnetron inside:
|microwave oven inside with replacement magnetron|
|magnetron secured with Phillips head screws|
In our disposable economy I realize that I am somewhat heretical in that I firmly believe things should be repaired and not replaced without a thought. I hope that anyone reading this will consider repairing a broken appliance themselves. Not only is it very satisfying to repair something, but it also saved over $100 on the replacement cost of a new microwave oven.
If you are on a tight budget and happen to see an appliance that someone has put out with their garbage, you might want to consider it an opportunity to acquire an affordable appliance with a little repair work. If you are even more enterprising, you could do the repair and then donate the appliance to a worthy cause! All of this is something to consider in the spirit of keeping things out of the landfill.