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Old 03-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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microwave stopped cooking

recently purchased a used 2011 surveyor 189 with a hamilton beach 900 w mircowave. everything works but it does'nt cook. most likely the wave guide is shot. looking to get a replacement, has to be a fit in 20.5x14.5x14 any help leading me in the right direction would be great.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Is the microwave still under warranty? If so I'd have the dealer replace it.
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if it's not under warranty, as far as i know, any household MW will work.
as long as it fits in the cabinet.
there's no special "RV" microwave, since it still is regular 110v AC.
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no, it's not under warranty, and the service dept basically said it would be a whole lot cheaper if you did it yourself.
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no, it's not under warranty, and the service dept basically said it would be a whole lot cheaper if you did it yourself.
Yes, and if you can find the right size, it will be easy enough. You will find a 110 outlet back there that it just plugs into.
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Whenever we are connected to shore power with the 30 amp to 15 amp adapter, the microwave will run but not cook very well. Once we connect back to 30 amp, though, it works fine. Could this be the problem?
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If the microwave is plugged into a duplex outlet, connect a digital voltmeter to the other outlet and check the voltage while the microwave is running. If it drops below 110V you either have a bad adapter, or you are connecting to a bad 15 amp circuit.

If it is not at a duplex outlet, connect it through one of those outlet extenders.
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no on the duplex. I pulled the unit and tried it in the house, still does'nt cook. Looking for a replacement that will fit the adapter 19x10.5x 14 to 15.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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The magnetrons in most microwaves are warranted for 10 years. They are limited to the free replacement of the part ONLY; not the labor to install.

If you have experience with servicing TEMPEST computers (I do) or microwave equipment you should have no trouble changing out the magnetron. If you do not know how to service a machine that generates microwaves you should leave this repair to a professional.

If the metal foam seals around the magnetron are not properly maintained, microwave radiation can leak out into the camper causing all kinds of havoc to equipment and people.
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FYI - Dometic microwave, supposedly designed for RV's, is approx $150.00 at Camping World.

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