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Waterworks178

Aug 21, 2022
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I want to repair a very nice all stainless steel Panasonic inverter microwave oven with a broken magnetron ( 2M236-M42 ) at no cost by salvaging another magnetron from another most likely different oven , I would like to know how to assess which unit will be compatible?

I am assuming that inverter run magnetrons are the same as transformer run ones since they only have the same two input power leads ?

My local recycling centre has a warehouse full of scrap microwaves , I'm sure I can find one .
 

kellys_eye

Jun 25, 2010
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You're likely to find the physical attributes of 'used' magnetrons to be totally incompatible - if you can even find one that works in the first place. Most microwaves are junked when the magnetron goes dud as it's the ONLY thing that wears out on them.

Unless you want fire and electrocution as part of the microwaving process you'd be far better served buying the right replacement.
 

poormystic

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I have seen that "sometimes...?" a high voltage capacitor in the magnetron circuit of a microwave oven goes short circuit, so maybe there is a chance of finding a good magnetron in a junked oven.
 

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