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Microwaves require spare parts. Parts that are most often purchased include handles, light bulbs, and door seals.
What are the key components of a Microwaves?
Power Cord - The power cord delivers the electricity used to power the micorwave. countertop microwaves have built in power cords while permanently mounted microwaves often use permanent house wiring to bring electricity to the appliance.
Glass Tray - Most microwaves use a round glass tray to support the food being cooked. These trays often are coupled to a mechanism which causes the food in the oven to be rotated.
Drive Motor - The drive motor in a microwave rotates the cooking tray which supports the food inside.
Light Bulb - Microwaves typically have a switch which allows the user to turn on a light inside the microwave. When activated microwave light bulb illuminates the inside of the oven.
Charcoal Filter - Microwaves mounted above rangetops often have an air recirculator to clean the air above the range. Charcoal filters are used to absorb grease and particles in the air.
Door Handle - Drawer Microwaves are designed to have a slide out drawer as opposed to a hinged door as in most microwave ovens.
Cooking Rack - Some newer microwaves have removable metal cooking racks. These racks are intended to allow more food to be cooked by the microwave.
Door Release Button - Microwaves often use a button to release the door.
Ceramic Fuse - The ceramic fuse in a microwave protects the the microwave from an over current situation which could damage the microwave or users of the micowave.
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