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whirlpool over the range microwave model mh7140xfb-1 it is

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whirlpool over the range microwave model mh7140xfb-1
it is making a very loud noise when started. turntable works, light works. also slight smell. fix or replace and should you use store installation . hard to do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Neilwill replied 7 years ago.
Hi ya mamalion,

Yes should use the store installation crew rather do it your self.
Repair or replace?

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problemsin the owner's manual. Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?The answer depends mostly on the age of your microwave,

how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines: When a repair makes sense. If your microwave is under warranty or less than four years old ,paying for a repair makes sense.

Note that microwave under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;

readers have found them on a par with independent repairers. When a repair might be a wise choice. If your microwave is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,

given that today's models have added features.

Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percentmore efficient than those built before 1993. When it pays to replace. The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new microwave.

Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive microwave

eight or more years old. Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percentof microwaves you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.

Edited by Neilwill on 1/15/2010 at 12:48 PM EST