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Microwave Turntable ?

How do I fix my microwave turntable that has quit turning?

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microwave is noisy

How can you quiet vibration on side panel where magnatron is located, if I put my hand on this location you can feel it vibrate and by applying a little pressure the noise is cut in half , tried  square piece of rubber used as seam tape for rubber roofing helped a little but looks ugly (wife) 

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microwave "anagram"

I have that maker-ish compulsion to disassemble any and every broken or otherwise defunct appliance, gadget or device. For example, my microwave just "went to sing with the choir invisible", so I have begun turning it into a pile of parts. I got to thinking- as many of you must have doe before- "what can I do with this stuff?". Just like anagramists take words and shuffle their parts (i.e., letters) around to make something(s) new, different and/or clever, I'd like to try to do the same thing with my old appliance. But more generally, I wish there were a database of appliance "anagrams"- a list of clever projects classified according to the appliance from which the parts come. Anyway- if anyone has an idea what could be done with an old microwave (I've got my eye on that big capacitor...), please hold forth!

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Microwave capacitors? Answered

Is it possible to put 25 microwave capacitors (2kv 1uF) in series and running 40kv through it without them failing?

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Microwaving Dough

If I was to make a batch of cookie or biscuit dough, could I cook the dough in the microwave, as opposed to the standard oven? Would the dough cook normally? Thanks!

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Magnets and Microwaves

I'm planning on setting up a kind of utility rack in the kitchen, and the top of the microwave is the most convenient location. I was planning on using neo magnets to hold it all in place, but does anyone have any idea if they'll affect the magnetron?

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Microwave kiln?

Hello! Can somebody make an instructable for microvave kiln for fusing glass?

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Microwave Transformer

I have salvaged a old microwave transformer that i am going to use for a SLA battery charger i am building. I have rewound the secondary with 50amp wire and i get an AC output of 12v what is what i want but im confused with working out how many amps it puts out. I have run it through a bridge rectifier and a capacitor and i get about 18V DC. I was testing the amps by adding 12v 50watt light bulbs to it 1 at a time and when i get to 200watts the voltage starts to drop to about 10v DC. My question is does that mean the transformer is being overloaded? and if so is there a way to increase the amp output by winding secondary with different wire? I have seen online videos of Microwave transformers being rewound and they give out 50amps at 12v.

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What to do with a Microwave...

I've got an old microwave that went bad a few days ago. I think that only the magnetron is shot. Any ideas for what to do with it?

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Microwave transformers needed!!!

If you have any lying around in your house that you don't need, please contact me at zecrom46@me.com and we can talk about pricing 

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Microwave Cooking Cheats

How do you use your microwave to speed up recipes? Are there unusual microwave "cheats" you rely on?

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Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave? Answered

Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave? Also, does anyone know what kind of capacitor is it? Thanks :) I'm making a "What's Inside A Microwave" Instructable, And I'm interested what does it do, And I want to explain it...

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Microwave Timer project....

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out the proper way to connect a 5V battery power source to this microwave timer (pictured) I read this post- specifically the comments, but am worried I might fry the board if I do it wrong and with a 50/50 shot I'd like to ask the experts first. I've provided pictures below. Thanks for any help you can offer.https://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-timer-for-any-electrical-appliance/?ALLSTEPS

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Microwave transformer ballast

I recently got a working microwave transformer for free, it has unknown wattage, though. What's the best way to ballast it? Some people use lightbulbs, I'd rather not use lightbulbs cause that's almost as dangerous as the lightbulb it's self (I'm comfortable with the transformer, I'm not comfortable with a 500 watt lightbulb, ironic?) No saftey speeches, please, lol.

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Dry ice in microwave?

What happens when you put dry ice in a micro wave? Im just wondering cause a local grocery store is now selling dry ice for Halloween effects (yes i know they cant sell to minors).Are the result any thing like this? (i dont think that microwave was turned on)

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Microwave transformer electromagnet?

Hi so I was bored and decided to make an electromagnet out of a microwave transformer by taking the secondary off and keeping the primary. I hooked it up to some 9v batteries and stuff but it wasn't that strong so I researched it a bit and found out you can hook it up to the transformer input voltage (which was 240v AC) so I did but when I turned it on it made this very loud buzzing noise and I thought I saw what looked like flame in the socket. I turned it off imediately and unplugged everything. Whatever the magnet did must of been strong because it broke itself apart slightly. I tested the sockets with a multimeter and they still say 240v but I just want to make sure I didn't do anything bad to it. Also did anything actually go wrong or was this all meant to happen?

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Microwave Transformer To EMP

Hello, my question is simple. If I connect about 3v to a microwave transformer and then to a coil, would it make a efficient EMP wave (shutoff a calculator). I know that I can use a disposable camera, I just am learning different ways to do it. (Sorry for the pic, done with my phone haha)

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microwave oven repair?

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Old microwave request!!!

Hey there fellow makers! i am currently trying to build a tesla coil and i am looking for microwave transformers. is there anyone who would be willing to donate a broken or used microwave?

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Microwave potato baker

 to make the microwave potato baker, it is said that the inside fabric is a secret material. It looks like quilt batting , is it isafe to use batting inside the cotton print fabric?

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Scraping a microwave oven for parts

I just got a microwave oven from the scrap yard any one know how to dissassemble it safely? Also does anyone have any ideas on what I can use some of the parts for?

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Microwave home water heater

I am interested in any design or work anyone has done to build a microwave type water heater for home use to supplement or replace my existing water heater. So far i have not been able to find any info on a workable design. Send me a message at    jaybird@mtco.com

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will dried play dough harm my microwave?

Are there any home made molding thing i can make

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does a GE SCA 1000 MICROWAVE HAVE A FUSE?

i have a GE SCA 1000 MICROWAVE AND NOTHING ON IT WILL WORK, IT HAS POWER COMING INTO IT. Does it have some kind of overload fuse or what.

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how can i make something crispy in the microwave ?? Answered

See i was trying to make mini egg rolls in my microwave and they came out kind of soggy and didn't taste as good as they do when i fry them or bake them so i wanted any ideas on how to make things made in the microwave crispy?

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How long can a microwave retain an electric charge when inoperable but still plugged in?

How long can a microwave retain an electric charge?  I think I need to change a fuse as the unit completely stopped working when I reset a fuse for the kitchen when I found our refrigerator had stopped running.  I confirmed that it was indeed the microwave and not the electrical outlet that wasn't working.  This occurred 3 days ago.  The unit is still plugged in - how long would I need to have it unplugged before I could safely remove the back cover to get to the diagram or the main fuse to see if it's burned out?  Thanks for any advice on how to do this, we can't afford to buy a new unit and it sounds like buying a new one would be cheaper (or cost the same!) as hiring a repairman.

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I want to generate 2.4GHz frequency

I want to generate 2.4GHz frequency and transmit as well as received in liquid Which probe can use for transmit and receive?

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How do I make a HERF gun from a magnetron?

So I saw this post here and I too am feeling creative and wanting to make a portable HERF gun powerful enough to make a ripe piece of fruit explode within less than 1 second. So here's some ideas about how this thing works: 1. The device would use a an appropriately sized vacuum magnetron with an electromagnet The current fed to the magnetron's electromagnet would be a rectified sine wave at the resonant frequency(oscillating current flowing in but not out of the electromagnets coils). The purpose of this technique is to use resonance to turn the magnetron into an amplifier as well as an oscillator so it functions as a maser of sorts(not sure if this has ever been done before). 2. This thing is going to need a lot of power, and I have a solution: pneumatic electricty. The electricity would be produced by means of a high speed electric motor with permanent magnets(which can act as a generator)that is capable of spining several hundred RPM without frying itself. This genemotor would be driven by a turbine spun by by outflow from a cylinder containing compressed air. When the trigger is pulled, the cylinder valve opens and the air is released into a small turbine chamber and then expelled out an exhaust tube extending out the back of the gun. My 1st choice of material for the gas canister is titanium since it has to be both compact and capable of storing compressed air at up to 1000psi(or above). But the big unknowns are a)how much power will be needed to suplly the magnetron and the RF oscillator/rectifier, b) how fast the generator will need to rotate to produce that power ,c) how much pressure is necessary in the compressed air canister, and d)what material I will need the canister to be made of. Any suggestions? Thoughts? Comments?

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How to power a microwave turntable motor outside of the microwave?

I am taking apart an old microwave and trying to use the turntable motor inside of it for another project, but I dont really know even how to power the thing once I get it out of the microwave. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I would do this. Also, I have a limited budget/limited knowledge of this type of stuff. I just need a motor that has decent torque and low rpms so I think this motor should work well.

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microwave transformer safety question?

if I plug a microwave transformer in and unplug it, does the transformer itself hold a charge?

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Question about my microwave

I just discovered that the inside of my microwave has two rust spots in it. It's also seems to have air leaking from it when it runs, or at least I can feel heat. My question is, since I know little about microwaves other than usuing them, is this microwave still safe to use? (My guess it isn't, but thought I'd ask) It's an older one given to me by my cousin. Thanks.

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Can I disconnect my microwave's magnetron and run it without microwaving anything?

I'm trying to figure out a way to make my microwave appear to be working, but without actually microwaving anything. Anyone know if there are any failsafes that won't let the microwave "run" without the magnetron? Any other suggestions about getting this to work are welcome! thanks!  

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Magnets in the Microwave, can you do it?

So does anyone know if you can put a magnet in the microwave? Will it cause some nuclear explosion, or rocket me back into time? Or will it just stay on my mug and witness the warming of my beverage?

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How to prevent and/or remove condensation in the microwave door?

My microwave is above the stove and when anything is cooked that produces stream, condensation appears in the window/door of the microwave and it remains for days. How do I prevent this from happening or get it to go away? Using the fan does not help.

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Should I bother replacing a microwave fuse?

Hi gang! My microwave stopped heating my food, so a few screws later, it turns out the fuse was blown. What would cause the fuse to blow, and should I bother replacing it, or would the new one blow again for the same reason? Thanks for the help!

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I have a ge moogram advantium microwave ?

The interior light bulb needs to be replaced - purchased 6-07. Repair wants $65 plus labor & part. Anyone know how to replace it. There are instructions for the Profile series but the Monogram has a different setup with a trim kit

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What can i do with the transformer thingy in a microwave? Answered

I decided to take apart an old microwave and found this big, heavy, metal transformer thing and i wanna know what and how to do something with it

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what is the most stupid/funny thing to 'cook' in a microwave? Answered

This can be absolutly anything- as long as it'll fit!

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Anyone having the same problem with MICROWAVE MELTDOWNS?

I have just had my third microwave shut down on me! This stainless beauty, that grilled all meats & vegees, poached a perfect egg, baked brownies and cakes, heated drinks, made popcorn, defrosted everything, and more just died. I checked the fuse, its OK. I searched for any type of loose wires or parts, nothing. All is clean and new looking. The schematic shows two switches in the door, a heat sensor & flame detector, and more, but how to test theses parts? Has anyone done this before. I hate to landfill this. Its probably a simple fix but where to start? Thanks , Triumphman ( Pro Member) 

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Looking for a glass turntable for a GE microwave stainless steel oven

Looking for a glass turntable for a GE stainless steel oven Model # JES 1142 SJ .Could you help withlocating this part as well as the cost?

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REPAIR frigidaire microwave 2 years old model # FPHD2491KF0......

When iI just turned it on ...it made a pop sound and a strong electric burning smell...now nothing is working..lights or display... outlet is good?  any ideas on how and what to do?????   I spoke to Firgidaire and they are willing to sell me a megatron... could that be it and how hard is it to replace......Ken

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CAN YOU USE ANY KIND OF PLATE TO REPLACE A GLASS MICROWAVE TRAY?

CAN YOU USE ANY KIND OF PLATE TO REPLACE A GLASS MICROWAVE TRAY? i GOT A MICROWAVE FOR $15 BUT THEY WANT $40 FOR A NEW GLASS TRAY? it is just for my son in college what should i do

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230V 50 HZ Microwave does not heat with my 230V 60 HZ Power Line Supply

My brand new European oven that I bought did not heat from day 1. The table turns and the grill works, but the microwave function does not. I know a little about the HV transformer, the capacitor and diode and magnetron. What could be the problem ? If the line frequency is the cause what can I do to convert it ? maybe change the capacitor for one of lower capacitance ?

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so I want to heat/bend 12 ft long lumber. Is there any safe way to cut a hole in my microwave and run it through?

so I want to heat/bend 12 ft long lumber. It only takes about 20 seconds in a microwave. So I'm handy with the grinder but know nothing about microwave radiation, start it up and get far, far away. Or .... Is there any kind of large/long microwave yooz guyz  know of?

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What is the circuit needed 4 a telecom jammer?is there any way we can make one ourselves wid locally available stuff??

I am asking about a jammer that is used to block signals. like the ones which jam or disable mobile phones in an area or the ones which prevent eavesdropping in a room etc..

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Thor's hammer with microwave magnet

Did you guys see this! I bet one of you could make one too! Pretty cool! Enjoy! Someone Built A Real-Life Thor's Hammer That Can Only Be Lifted By Its Creator http://www.iflscience.com/technology/youtuber-builds-real-thors-hammer-electromagnets

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