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My over the range microwave oven pvmv169dce is

Customer Question

My over the range microwave oven pvmv169dce is flashing-sparking on the inside roof when turned on
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 9 months ago.

Hello from JA
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 35 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.

That is not a good sign!

how old is the unit?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's about 9 years old
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 9 months ago.

Ok the sparking is because the magnetron tube antenna is grounding out on the microwaves wave guide.

To have it repaired you would be looking at over $200-possibly $300 .

The magnetron tube will need to be replaced and the wave guide cleaned and repainted.

The Magnetron tube is part of the systems HIGH voltage and I do not recommend a home owner tackle that job because if you do not know what your doing it could kill you the HIGH voltage system uses 5,000 volts .

I can give you part numbers if you do however want them.

Just let me know.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 9 months ago.

Are you still there?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 9 months ago.

I know it was probably not what you wanted to hear, but that is the way it goes at times you have to weight the cost of the repair over the age of the unit.

If you need me again for any other issues you can request me Whrlp Master Tech.

And Even after you rate me Today if you have a question just reply back to me,
I will still assist you, no extra charges .
But rating me is the ONLY way I get paid for my time.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 8 months ago.

I see you have not rated me as of yet!
Even after you rate me if you have a question just reply back to me,
I will still assist you ,but rating me is the ONLY way I get paid for my time ,this is NOT a free web site!

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 8 months ago.

You may have not like my answer ,but I did answer your question .

I preformed my obligation Now it it your turn.

this is not a free web site.