Our Motor home came with a Microwave/Convection Oven combination. About a year ago the front panel showed signs of coming loose. A few days ago the Door was hard to open. It usually jumped out when the release was pressed. All of a sudden ‘no-jumpee’. But you could pull it open, so we could still use it. A couple days ago Sherry was thawing something and the turn table would not turn (No biggie). We could still use it.
My usual routine is, find one on the internet and see what the problem is and as a last resort, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REPLACE? I need the model #. It is just inside the door. NOW THE DOOR WON’T OPEN, but I am resourceful, two large screw drivers pry the sucker open.
To replace it, $595.00. OUCH! …… My sweet heart to the rescue, ‘we don’t need the convection, just the microwave’. Better, now the over the stove Micro is ONLY $185.00.
Removing and installing in a Motor home is not like a home. A little tricky. But it is now installed, OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT, it was on sale for $173 tax and all.
The old one weighed 70 lbs, the new Micro Wave was about 30 lbs less, NICE.
Living on the road has some of the same drawbacks as your house, things still go wrong. I was thinking, that has lasted well, it was a SHARP Oven. It died at 12 yrs old. I thought about trying to get it fixed, but replacing it was better. I never buy the extra service or extended warrantees, maybe I have been fortunate, but most stuff lasts long enough, if I bought and renewed the ins, I would usually pay for a new ‘whatever’.
I am pretty good at accepting things, if it goes bad after the normal warranty, I will accept the loss without saying, ‘I shoulda got the maintenance agreement.’ NOW THAT IS MY PHILOSOPHY, NOT MY RECCOMMENDATION TO ANYONE. Everyone must decide for themselves about that stuff.
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