Microwave Repairable?

chisueOctober 27, 2012

The GE OTR microwave we installed in our vacation rental condo in 2000 has stopped heating the food. The power is on. The turntable turns. It's not heating the food.

Do we attempt a repair or install a new GE? It will be about $400 for the item with delivery, installation and disposal. (Part of the cost is because this is on Maui -- everything is more there.)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Sophie Wheeler

I'd bet the repair call is $100, even before you start adding parts. Just to show up. Add in the $90 for a new magnatron, and you are more than halfway to the price of a new OTR.

You can buy a new OTR for less than than $400, even on Maui. And it is SUPER simple to install if you've got any strength at all and a friend to help, so you don't need to pay an install.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 10:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lee676

Replace.

GE often warrants the magnetrons in their MWs for 10 years, but you're beyond that.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 10:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
llaatt22

If you can find a new microwave that fits in the available space the way you want it, that is the best way to go.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 2:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best customer service for wall ovens?
I posted this comment to an older thread lamenting...
Mrs. Porchman
Island hood location/height
I've got a cooktop that's 20" X 37" that...
dickross
Seeking Bosch Benchmark Feedback
I know there have been a few posts regarding the new...
nadianyc
48" Wolf, Thermador or Bluestar...or something else?
Looking into purchasing a 48" range. Wolf: Classic....
wren21
Bertazzoni 36" Dual Fuel or other range in price point?
There have been a lot of discussion about the Bertazzoni...
Buttons
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™