How To Remove Microwave Magnets In Microwave Oven

How To Take Out The Magnets From Your Microwave
What You’ll Need To Get Started
To disassemble a microwave, you’ll need tools; your bare fingers won’t suffice.

A collection of screwdrivers of various sizes and shapes.
Cutters for wire.
Pliers.
Clip with an alligator.
Hammer (you’ll only need this if you need to break something apart).

Based on the microwave type you’re dismantling, you may require additional tools.

How To Remove Microwave Magnets In Microwave Oven

How To Remove Microwave Magnets In Microwave Oven

Steps To Remove The Microwave Magnets

The first step is to provide notice! Yes, pulling apart a microwave could be quite dangerous if done incorrectly. There’s a high-voltage capacitor in it that can remain charged and deliver a deadly shock if left unattended.

With bolts or screws (usually 4), mags are fastened to their waveguide. There are no poisonous gases or radioactive materials in it; only aluminum, steel, copper, and ceramics are present. This is how it seems. These two black sections divided by the fins are the magnets.

The most difficult phase is over: taking this out of your oven! Wear a pair of gloves and then pick the wire cutters to release the four retainers from its corners, then take off its top plate. This top plate easily pulls off once all four tabs have been bent back. To clean it, you may need to spread its sides a little using 2 sets of pliers.

Don’t be afraid to yank on it; there was nothing harmful in the magnet – no electrical current, no radiation, nothing. There are only sharp sheet metal edges to be aware of. A large washer is frequently pinched on top of its higher magnet when the top plate is removed.

After that, simply grab its cooling fins then pull the magnet guts out from the case, extending its two wires along the way. After you’ve cut those out, you will have the fins, magnets, and mag tube in your hands.

Remove each magnet and discard the others. When these magnets are close together, be careful since they can squeeze your fingers and break easily (not your fingers, we mean the magnets!). It’s as simple as that!

It’s just the vacuum tube, such as the ones found in antique radios and televisions, except instead of the transparent glass tube, it’s housed in such a thick metal shell. If you slice it open, you will discover chambers within that are sized to create waves of roughly 2450 MHz or 2.4GHz, which is strange, the same for most Wi-Fi).

 

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