Quick Answer: Is It Worth Replacing A Magnetron In A Microwave?

Can you replace the magnetron in a microwave?

Replacing a microwave magnetron:

Find the official OEM replacement magnetron that fits your appliance.

Have a certified and experienced appliance repair technician examine and replace your magnetron.

This task is much too dangerous for the average layman to perform on his own.

Is it worth getting a microwave repaired?

Repair or Replace Microwave

A replacement appliance costs about $100 and should work for at least seven to 10 years. If your microwave is relatively new and the repair costs less than replacing it, the fix is worth it. In general, the problems worth fixing include: No light when the door opens or while cooking.

What causes a magnetron to fail in a microwave?

Causes a Magnetron to Fail in a Microwave

  • Magnets Cracking. This cause happens when the damage occurs to the magnets of the magnetron, this result in reducing the magnetic field.
  • Burned out terminals.
  • Burned Antenna/Dome.
  • Loose Connection of Magnetron.
  • Resistance Continuity.
  • Arc-over internally.

How long does a microwave magnetron last?

The typical magnetron tube has an average life of 2,000 hours of operation. That means you should be able to cook and heat food in a typical microwave oven for 2,000 hours before then oven loses power.