Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sparking Microwave

I think it’s done after 5 years. Delaney came upstairs yesterday and asked if something was wrong with the microwave. I asked him what he meant, since I’d used it that morning, and he said it had fire in it.

Yikes! I told him not to use it and went down to look at it. Sure enough, it had a black trail of stuff on the side by the metal casing where the microwaves are generated. I had replaced that last year, but there was a worn spot on the casing and it was sparking quite a bit. Unplugged it, told Tia, and we looked at replacements online.

$200 gets you a microwave above the stove, and there are lots of choices. Since a service call is going to be $100-150, it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it to call, especially when they might say “get a new one” with the worn areas.

I’d forgotten until today, when I went to make lunch after running. I was starving and tried pressing buttons a few times on the microwave before I remembered. Grrrrrrrrr. I was in a hurry, and hungry, so I ran to Subway, well, I drove to Subway.

But it did spark me to consider going to get a new one tonight from Best Buy. That is one handy device that I realize that I use a lot.

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