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Old 07-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #15
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You might want to carefully inspect the door seals, if they are deteriorated, junk it. Stray microwaves are not a good thing, especially at eye level.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #16
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That old dude is less susceptible to crappy power and surges. Hang on to it. You can take it to an appliance repair center and they can check for leakage if your that concerned.
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old stuff

i have an old sharp convection microwave in mine . works fine 2x left a skillet with grease in one time made a real mess . but it's still runnin an it's an 86
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One other reason to like vintage microwaves with dials, most don't take power when they are off!
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:14 PM   #19
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What about weight? Older microwaves weigh a ton (relatively speaking). I know that the last one I bought for our house was about 1/3 the weight of the older one it replaced, and yet was more powerful. Being that MWs are mounted up high in MHs, that is something I've often thought about.

As far as the newer ones using power when they're off, it's kind of a non-issue, since they only would use it (a small amount) when plugged into shore power or running the generator.

The MW in my '88 jamboree is the original (with dials) and still works great, but I'd be willing to bet that it is extremely heavy.
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