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  • is my microwave about to blow up?
  • charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    The microwave oven makes a sudden, short, high pitch “donk” when it starts.
    It a bit scary.
    Any experts out there?
    Am I going to get a blast of radiation and end up with super powers… and be known as “reheat coffee man”.

    jca
    Full Member

    Get a tin of beans, and without opening it, put it in the microwave on high for 10 minutes.

    That will remove any doubt from the equation..

    TheBrick
    Free Member

    ^100% this. It’s the only way to be sure. Think of the children, you don’t hate children do you?

    MrOvershoot
    Full Member

    Charlie, my old Microding did that for about 3 years before it just didn’t do any heating.

    No gradual decline it just stopped heating and without any dramatic bang either.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    charliedontsurf
    Full Member

    Thanks guys.  That’s kinda helpful.
    I will update you if the donk gets me.

    reeksy
    Full Member

    … no update yet. Was he donked?

    thols2
    Free Member

    If you’re gonna go, go big.

    timba
    Free Member

    The microwave oven makes a sudden, short, high pitch “donk” when it starts

    After it’s been left with the door open in a dark room? It’ll be a moth

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Full Member

    Isn’t a high pitched donk a dink?

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Popty Ping….donk?

    molgrips
    Full Member

    It’s not going to blow up, or irradiate you, but it might stop working soon.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Is it playing horribly clichéd country & western?

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    Is it playing horribly clichéd country & western?

    I’m unfamiliar with the rest of this artist’s back catalogue. Is it some sort of parody act?

    jwt
    Free Member

    It sounds like the magnetron kicking in and pulling a few amps through it, was fairly normal on non-inverter basic type of microwave when starting.
    If its still heating I wouldn’t worry.

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