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My NEW Samsung microwave leaks radiation!


I got it from Amazon about 10 days ago.

First of all, I was disappointed with the tacky alignment of the door in relation to the control panel. See pictures below. Anyway, I was willing to live with this. [Please don’t judge my photography skills based on the quality of these photos — I took them in a hurry before putting it back in the box!]

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Last night, as I was microwaving something, I spotted a gap and a shaft of yellow light coming from inside the microwave. See the video below. Now, in a perfectly sealed microwave, this should not happen.

I promptly performed the “wireless netbook test” explained on wikihow. Lo and behold, I was able to ping the netbook that was sitting inside the closed microwave! In contrast, when I run this test on my old faithful (albeit badly corroded) Sanyo microwave — bought in Switzerland in 1991 — the ping fails and the microwave passes the test.

I immediately thought this was “Made in India” stuff. According to the label, this one is made in Malaysia!

I did not even attempt the “keys” test — incidentally, my old Sanyo passes that test.

Luckily, because I bought it from Amazon, they have said they’ll send someone over tomorrow to pick it up. Had I got it from the brick-and-mortar dealer, I might have been told that the microwave was perfectly good!

Will I buy another Samsung microwave? No. Will I buy it on Amazon? Yes — at least I can return it if I have trouble.

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One comment on “My NEW Samsung microwave leaks radiation!

  1. satya1936
    November 5, 2014

    If more and more people were to protest in this way, consumer goods companies may desist from dumping substandard goods on unsuspedcting customers.

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    Liked by 1 person

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