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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Microwave Troubles in Motorhome

I have an Apollo microwave oven in my Georgie Boy Landau motorhome. The microwave quit working. After putting in the time for microwaving I press the start button and yet the microwave doesn't start. What could the problem be? Does the microwave have a motor that runs it? Could the motor have quite working? It is an Apollo Half Time Oven made in 2004. Jim S. (Rockport, TX)

Unfortunately Jim, when it comes to microwave ovens, specialty diagnostic equipment is required. Being a "special" appliance of sorts, we do not even teach microwave repair at our RV schools. In warranty cases, the microwave is simply replaced. I'm not aware of any RV service center that actually troubleshoots and repairs microwave ovens. I feel it is has fallen into the "costs less to replace than repair" category. I'd recommend an Internet search for the closest servicing center for the Half Time and see if they can help. I’m sure they exist, just not within the RV realm in most cases. I wish I had better news, but other than verifying the incoming voltage, making sure it measures 120-volts AC +/- 10%,  it's one of those rare items that do not typically fall within the realm of RV repair. 


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