Microwave repair?

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Old 06-22-15, 12:34 PM
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Microwave repair?

Is it normal for the repairman to take a Microwave home with him to repair? My mother in-law just had her Jennair removed by a repairman and he took it home and said it might be the capacitor.
 
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It's normal for a portable appliance to be taken to a repair shop and dropped off so I don't see a problem on the face of it.
 
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Why couldn't he just replace the part at her house?
 
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I service microwave ovens. I don't repair them for a living but the ones I service I bring to my shop.

If the unit is outright dead..... I'll remove the cover and check the main fuse. If the fuse is good.... out goes the unit.

There are a too many things to take apart and then if a part is needed it needs to be reassembled and then disassembled when the part comes in.
 
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She wanted me to fix it then all of a sudden she has some repair guy there who was only supposed check it for free. I hope he doesn"t Rip her off. It is over 12 years old too.
 
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I would hope he gives her an estimate first.
A 12 year old microwave may not be cost effective to repair.
 
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I agree, about the only thing worth fixing on a unit out of warranty would be the fuse. And that's only if you deliver it. Hard to believe someone came out for free on a call. Even then, why did the fuse blow in the first place?

When I was military (mid 1990's), I ran some old barracks. The power was often iffy (voltage) so they were taking small micro's to a shop for repair at $25 a pop. When I took over and looked at the work orders it was always either replace fuse or beyond repair. I taught one of my guys how to use a meter and how to solder and bought fuses for cheap. No more $200 a month bills for microwave repairs.
 
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