• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

    Jake
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WMH32519HB Whirlpool Microwave - What's the downside of leaving off the damper for roof venting?

GregL65

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Location
Bellevue, WA
Model Number
WMH32519HB
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
Less than 1 year
I'm installing a Whirlpool model #WMH32519HB with roof venting:


The damper looks amazingly cheap, noisy, and has large gaps for air to pass around it. Another poster here complained of the noisiness of the damper on a Whirlpool, also with roof venting:


What's the downside of leaving it off? Our roof vent seems well protected against direct blasts of wind. I've had the old microwave off for over a day now and don't really notice any draft; just feels a little cold when my hands are right at the opening. The old microwave, a Sharp, did not have a damper. We had it there for 20 1/2 years; never noticed any problem with a draft.

Thoughts?
 

jeff1

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Ontario, Canada
Hi,

*I* see no major or minor issue with leaving that off....as long as the house hood can prevent drafts and such.

JMO!

jeff sr.
 
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