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geekette

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Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« on: March 31, 2015, 12:37:25 PM »
Our 21 year old over the stove microwave's auto reheat/popcorn sensor no longer works.  Not a huge deal, but I found the "gas sensor" on ebay for <$10, which I think would fix it.

Does anyone know if that can be replaced without taking the microwave down off the wall?  I hope it's just in the grill area above the oven.

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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 02:57:36 PM »
Can't help, but seriously impressed that you have a 21 year old microwave. My roommate's didn't even last 2 years.

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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 03:49:41 PM »
That's precisely why I don't want to replace it! 

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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 11:29:35 AM »
I don't know the answer to your question, but look at it this way: if you replace the microwave instead of repairing it, you still have to take it off the wall.

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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2015, 03:18:18 PM »
Six screws and a bit of poking around, we found the sensor behind the grill (and under a sheet metal access point).  It took a bit more fiddling, but we FINALLY figured out how to remove it, and ordered the part. 




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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 11:26:29 AM »
The sensor took 10 minutes (max) to replace - and it works!  The microwave now shuts off when stuff's done again. 

Yay for DIY!


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Re: Replacing a gas sensor in a microwave?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 10:12:00 AM »
Congrats!!!