We have a 2010 Georgetown, and the "Magic" Chef microwave died after 3 months of use. Magic Chef wouldn't cover the service -- even though its new. Forest River wants you to jump through hoops and take 4 trips to the service center to get it covered: (1) drop off at appliance repair, (2) pick up from appliance repair, then send estimate to FR and get approved, then (3) drop off at RV repair, and (4) pick up at RV repair. You've got to be kidding me. Good luck if you're on the road. An honest approach would be for both FR and MC to be prepared to have a new unit shipped to a certified installer that's conveniently located on your journey -- at their expense.
Both FR and MC know full well that the unit they put in RVs is Chinese crap. They know full well that magnetrons die quickly because they are sensitive and they are subjected to a lot of bouncing in the RV.
Its more practical to replace the whole unit than the magnetron. You'll wait 30 days for a part, and it won't cost less, and you won't have a new oven.
If you value your time and sanity, forget FR and MC. Get a new oven with same dimensions from Compact Appliance online or call 1 800 297 6076. It will cost $150-200. They will ship anywhere in the US in 3 days. Install yourself (and a helper) in 1 hour.
Originally Posted by Rongrice
I just purchased a 2005 Georgetown XL 375, and after the initial trip, the microwave quit working. It is a Magic Chef model. The fuse just inside the control panel on the microwave is good, I had that checked, and there is electricity getting to the plug where the MW is plugged into. Anyone have any ideas, or if there is another fuse inside?
I haven't taken it to a repair shop yet, was hoping it was something simple.