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 Posted: Tue Apr 22nd, 2008 01:57 am
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Goosegog



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Thanks for the response, Iceman. I take it to heart, especially as the salesman at Future Shop told me they take a lot of Panas back for warranty repair. But really, for $100-200 isn't all this stuff going to be crap?

 Anyway I took the thing apart and fixed the droop. The top hinge was bent, that was it. I had a good look inside for burnt connections or evidence of heat and found nothing. It is very clean. I removed and cleaned the ribbon cable connection to the controller board and reseated all other connections. We'll see if it makes any difference.

Re the cabinet kit: I have to stick with the same H x W opening or buy a new kit, and they are expensive (about the same cost as a mid-size microwave in fact.) The air duct part is sheet metal that guides cool air in through the front grille into slots on the left side. The air gets blown out the back by the fan and finds its way out through the rest off the grille. Not being a sheet metal worker I probably could not fabricate something for a different style of oven even if the front dimensions fit. But it's tempting.