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What is a microwave oven magnetron?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, where is the magnetron in a microwave oven?
Photo: There's a magnetron tucked inside yourmicrowave oven, usually just behind the control andinstrument panel on the right. If you open the door, you cansometimes get a glimpse of the magnetron and its coolingfins through the perforated metal cage that separates it from themain cooking compartment.
Subsequently, question is, is a microwave magnetron dangerous? Magnetron, Move Over! Magnetrons can be incredibly dangerous,while you are safe from radiation when they are not powered, theceramic insulators can contain beryllium oxide which can be fatalwhen inhaled. If Magneto is the enemy of the X-Men, themagnetron is the enemy of all lungseverywhere.
Similarly, you may ask, what causes a magnetron to fail in a microwave?
When he investigates your problem, he's likely to find oneof these 7 common causes of microwave failure:
- #1: Diode Burn-Out.
- #2: Faulty Door Switch.
- #3: Magnetron Failure.
- #4: Incapacitated Capacitor.
- #5: Terminated Transformer.
- #6: Failed Fuse.
- #7: Bad Control Board.
What is a magnetron?
Magnetron, diode vacuum tube consisting of acylindrical (straight wire) cathode and a coaxial anode, betweenwhich a dc (direct current) potential creates an electric field. Amagnetic field is applied longitudinally by an externalmagnet.