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albow

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Posted: 12/04/17 09:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

10 years old. Quit working. I pulled it out the other day, expecting to replace it, but found a replaceable fuse on it. Put a new one in and in about 1 second, it blew it.Did same thing one more time. IS there anything else self serviceable and cheap enough to warrant repairing instead of buying a new one? Dometic CDMW12B


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Posted: 12/04/17 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On a 10 year old unit it's not worth repairing, once you fix one thing something else will go bad.


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Replace it. Not the way I was raised but times have changed.


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Found something online that seems to indicate it's either a capacitor (sounds most like it) or a transformer. Any ideas?

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Posted: 12/04/17 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a reasonably priced microwave at Walmart and was able to install it myself in my trailer.

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Posted: 12/04/17 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can't fix it yourself taking it to someone will cost $50 to start. I'd look at new M'waves to get an idea of the price options.


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If you can't fix it yourself taking it to someone will cost $50 to start. I'd look at new M'waves to get an idea of the price options.

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replace it with a convection microwave oven.


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I'm not saying it is your problem but the magnetron is a common failure point for older microwaves. They are widely available and easy to replace. As previously mentioned, usually older microwaves are not worth repairing and cheaply replaced. If you like fixing things yourself, and yours is still in generally good condition, go for it.

Try Amazon for parts.

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"...and cheap enough..."

Needs clarification please

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