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Q & A: magnets under microwaves

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Most recent answer: 07/04/2013
Q:
is it safe to attach a steel strip light under a microwave with magnets
- BYRON (age 72)
GILBERT,AZ. USA
A:

Sure, that should be safe. An intact microwave oven leaks almost no microwave energy. The worst effect I can imagine is that if much magnetic field reaches the magnetron tube where the microwaves are generated it might reduce the efficiency a bit. Maybe it's best to put the magnet on the side away from the controls and the tube. 

Mike W.


(published on 07/04/2013)

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