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Old 07-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #12
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Ha! Close lol....it is still in there, but it aint right....the metal inside of it was almost ready to catch fire and the food was still cold....I am no micro expert, but am guessing the magnetron is no longer projecting properly or at the right frequency.

I finally decided that it was not much extra cost to go with an RV micro that is supposed to be able to stand the abuse of riding in an RV....I am hoping that mine going out is just an anomaly and the new one will be fine....

It has a 2 year warranty and a 3rd covered by the credit card....

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:25 PM   #13
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I bought a small off the shelve Panasonic for our last RV which didn't come with one. It's lasted 14 years in the last trailer and still works fine. I wedged it into the cubbord with high density foam and made sure it had good ventilation.
Just hope the High Pointe hangs in there.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:11 PM   #14
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When my microwave went out, I just measured the old one and went to Walmart with a tape measure and bought a cheap countertop one with the same dimensions and wattage. The little perforated grill strips for air circulation on the top and bottom of the microwave cabinet had to be trimmed a bit and painted flat black to match the new microwave (original was white) and it looks like a factory installation. I was initially concerned about air circulation, as the factory one had a small sheet metal duct screwed to the top of the microwave to duct the heat from the fan towards the front, but I've checked it many times, and overheating doesn't seem to be a problem and I made the change about 3 years ago.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #15
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We are newbies but on our 2002 designer the micro quit right away. I called Panasonic and was told they weren't able to search by size for a replacement. They said mine was no longer made. On a whim we stopped at a Best Buy and went in armed with measurements. They were super, we found one with in a 1/4 inch of the original, the little filler strips not only fit well but the screw holes were already in the new one. Best Buy sent a assistant manager out with me to check fit before we paid for it. Really great service, oh and it was $139 with turntable.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #16
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Mine went out when I was in Yuma 2 years ago. I think it had been used about 5 times. Took the measurements, went to Wally World and bought a off the shelf model (forget which), went to Home Despot and bought some industrial velcro and replaced the old one. I was able to use the trim from my old micro and with that velcro it ain't going anywhere. I think I paid about 70 bucks for the new one.

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