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  • GordonM39 commented on neorazz's instructable how i fixed my microwave in 15 minutes3 months ago
    how i fixed my microwave in 15 minutes

    On my Carousel microwave, while two of the four back screws were Phillips head, the other two were Torx with a tamper proof center peg. Using a Dremel narrow cutting wheel, I cut slots in the screws to receive a flat head screwdriver. The control panel was mounted to the chassis with notched tabs so that the panel must be lifted to remove. Before the panel can be lifted, a Phillips screw had to be removed. The plastic screw receiver shattered when the screw was removed. A tab shattered as well. The display ribbon connector was hard-wired to both the display itself and a dedicated circuit board, so it was irreparable. I drilled a hole through the top of the control panel and bolted the panel to the chassis in place of the broken screw receiver. Total waste of time in my case.

    On my Carousel MW, while two of the four back screws were Phillips head, the other two were Torx with a tamper proof center peg. Using a Dremel narrow cutting wheel, I cut slots in the screws to receive a flat head screwdriver. The control panel was mounted to the chassis with notched tabs so that the panel must be lifted to remove. Before the panel can be lifted, a Phillips screw had to be taken out. The plastic screw receiver shattered when this was attempted. A tab shattered as well. The display ribbon connector was hard-wired between the display itself and a dedicated circuit board, therefore it was irreparable, so I put the microwave back together again. I had to drill a hole through the top of the control panel and bolt the panel to the chassis in place of the broken screw receive...see more »On my Carousel MW, while two of the four back screws were Phillips head, the other two were Torx with a tamper proof center peg. Using a Dremel narrow cutting wheel, I cut slots in the screws to receive a flat head screwdriver. The control panel was mounted to the chassis with notched tabs so that the panel must be lifted to remove. Before the panel can be lifted, a Phillips screw had to be taken out. The plastic screw receiver shattered when this was attempted. A tab shattered as well. The display ribbon connector was hard-wired between the display itself and a dedicated circuit board, therefore it was irreparable, so I put the microwave back together again. I had to drill a hole through the top of the control panel and bolt the panel to the chassis in place of the broken screw receiver. A total waste of time in my case. I will continue to use the MW without a display as I have for the last decade or so.

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