April 17, 2016
Microwave

Our "new" (read: it can't possibly be ten years old already?!?) microwave was acting up recently after it got overheated making sweet potato chips. Long story short- a microwave should not run empty. A silicone tray of sweet potatoes is insufficient to qualify as "not empty". Lesson learned...

 

Anyway, the microwave was intermittently turning itself off mid-cooking. This was somewhat annoying, especially since it didn't always turn back on again. We looked up possible causes and it seemed possible that the door sensor was involved. Many things were tried; leaning on the door while it was cooking, opening and closing the door. They seemed to work for a while. Then we noticed that the tray would stop rotating right before it died. So we cleaned and rotated the turntable every time it died and that seemed to help too. Janice started taking her food to the neighbours. I was just patient as it mostly worked whenever we wanted it. It seemed risky to allow Brendan to take it apart while it was still working.

 

Then it died altogether. Since the alternative was to spend $600 to replace it, Brendan figured it wouldn't hurt to take a look. He quickly located the crumbling and blackened part that had fried. Ten dollars at the appliance store later and we were back in business and all wondering why we hadn't let my clever husband work his magic earlier!

 

Didn't I marry well?


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On April 27, 2016 at 02:37 am
Grandma H said:
Impressive! You have an amazing husband indeed!
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On May 3, 2016 at 01:18 pm
Grandpa H said:
Indeed you married well! :)


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