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Grit dog wrote:

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JimK-NY wrote:

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Maybe you need to stop using the microwave and leave it to your wife.


My wife doesn't "Test" things like I do. That's my job. I'm happy it happened to me & not the wifey.


Do you also jump in front of a train to test if it will stop in time? Microwaves have been in use for decades. There is nothing new or to test about avoiding running an empty microwave. They are not idiot proof but they do require opening the door and presumably adding material in order to run. If you ignore the basics, why did you also leave the microwave running with just a piece of paper in it?

I guess next time you can test what happens if you run the microwave with a metal container. Don't bother to warn us about the outcome.


Shall I also tell you not to eat yellow snow? Let's not throw sarcasm in this thread! You're being unreasonable here.

I'll explain it again... I didn't know there was a piece of towel in the microwave. I wanted to run all the appliances in the RV to test my 30 amp outlet. I wanted to see if the new installed 30 amp would handle all the RV loads w/o tripping the breaker.

If this is something you find not reasonable then this thread is simply not for you. You must be one of those "fool proof" people that have made no mistakes. At least I'm willing to share mine. [emoticon]


He pretends he is....
Thank you for sharing. I didn't know that.


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naturist wrote:

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I ran the microwave with nothing inside of it.
NEVER do that


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Not surprised it caught the paper on fire. You are lucky it didn't blow up the whole thing.


Lucky indeed... A Fire can probably take a TC out in probably a few minutes.

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3 tons wrote:

Well about a dozen years ago I accidentally dropped my cheapo flip-phone into the pool…My attempted fix was to put it in the microwave for a short time to dry out the water….

Trust that I won’t ever do that again - lol

3 tons


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thewayweroll wrote:

I wanted to run all the appliances in the RV to test my 30 amp outlet. I wanted to see if the new installed 30 amp would handle all the RV loads w/o tripping the breaker.
Not sure what is in your TC but my 30 amp trailer will pop the breaker every single time if running everything. Never mind the hair drier and/or electric space heater.

Glass of water 2/3rds full works for anything to do with testing a microwave. No towel needed.


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time2roll wrote:

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I wanted to run all the appliances in the RV to test my 30 amp outlet. I wanted to see if the new installed 30 amp would handle all the RV loads w/o tripping the breaker.
Not sure what is in your TC but my 30 amp trailer will pop the breaker every single time if running everything. Never mind the hair drier and/or electric space heater.

Glass of water 2/3rds full works for anything to do with testing a microwave. No towel needed.


Good idea on the water! Water=Less Flammable
My assumption is that your microwave is probably bigger than my 700 watt & perhaps a larger Battery Charger? Mine is 45 amps. Also, my A/C is 11,500 btu unit not a 13k+

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I think that Tim the Tool Man hot rodded that microwave. He told me once 20 seconds was too long to wait for hot coffee.


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