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Wheres My Luck!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Now our microwave is acting dumb. My mom went to use it today, and she says" I turned it on then it made a weird noise, then it started to smell like burning rubber"
    What has happened? Anything? :confused:
     
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    ours did that one day, then quit, then the next it started pourin black smoke out the vents, Id quit using it and find a new one lol.
     
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    Cover your nuts and use it tell it breaks!:p:
     
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    I dunno, I have an extra microwave, I can send that up, it's old and used though
     
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    every once in a while ours looks like there is a spoon in it. just heating up a pork chop.:confused:
     
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    Sounds like it threw the belt on the wave invertor, that's the part that takes the macrowaves in the air around you and converts them to microwaves so they fit into your food. Just open that bad boy up and put a new drive belt on the convertor cog, it'll be real obvious once you get it opened up.
     
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    You know, that was good enough to make me wonder if you're serious
     
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    what about the flux capasiter?



    and dont tell steve that he'd find a way to nuke him self!
     
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    Im gonna guess its the percolator that went bad. Its what percolates the waves into your food after they've been converted from macrowaves to microwaves.
     
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    So I have to take the cover off? micro wave...my breakfast is no more! no oatmeeal:crazy:
     
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    In all honesty, the microwave should not be used or even plugged in for that matter. Unless your microwave was manufactured in the early eighties, you will not find a wave inverter in it. They were discontinued because of inherent problems with the early cog belt retensioning sub-system.

    Most likely the problem is with the cut-off before the shut-off servo. It's about 10cm in diameter and is filled with a low-pressure neon gas. If you take off the rear cover you'll see that it is shaped sorta like a small bottle of pancake syrup. Right beside it you'll notice a piece of graphite about six inches long and it will look like it is incased in wood. This is the bypolar transister frequency multiplier or simply BTFM. One end should have what looks like a rubber cap and the other end should come to a sharp point.

    If that point is sufficiently dull or broken, your microwave is shot. There is a special point resharpening tool that looks alot like a pencil sharpener, but its proper use is more than likely beyond the scope of the do-it-yourselfer.:)
     
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    That's true, although you'll find some high-end units today that still use the wave inverter design. They've taken care of the design issues by using high strength materials, such as unobtainium and injection-molded kevlar. Nice units though, they'll dry an average sized poodle in under a minute.
     
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    Check the batterys. Thats what was wrong with mine. Took two small golf cart batteries to jump it. But I have the reversable 220v model... Kinda like the one on Gilligans Island.
     
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    Have a look at the Voodoo meter. If it gets too low you'll need to kill a chicken and do the zombie dance in order to refill it.
     
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    come on guys, this is a rather serious thing to be playing with, be serious. FYI Steve, the BTFM will look almost like a pencil. dont try to remove it and write with it though, if you do, it will never work again.
     
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    my mom must thing we're rich:confused:
    she bought a new one. New printer and new micromave in 3 days:confused:
    anyways, I'll take the cover off and see if I can understand what ou guys are talking about.
    Is there a chance I could harm my self when I touch something inside the cover?
     

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