Microwave causing problems?

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  1. Dec 6, 2016 #1 of 15
    EricRobins

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    Anyone else experiencing problems w/ HR44 when the microwave is on? Its not every time the microwave is on, and not usually for the whole time the microwave is on.

    Should I call?
     
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    tylorert

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    What exactly is happening?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2016 #3 of 15
    MysteryMan

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    Run a System Test on your HR44.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2016 #4 of 15
    EricRobins

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    Live TV pauses. Unlike weather problems, there is no pixelation and skipping, the picture just freezes.

    @ MM: What would a system test show? What would I be looking for?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2016 #5 of 15
    tylorert

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    Loss of signal? What happens when the microwave it turned off? What kind of microwave? What are you cooking? Is the food good? Is it organic? Are you eating your veggies? These are all key factors.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2016 #6 of 15
    carl6

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    How close is the microwave to the HR44? If they are next to each other, or one on top of the other, you might try some physical separation. The only other thing I can think of is you are overloading an electrical circuit so the supplied power dips enough to cause the HR44 to react somehow. Are they on the same circuit breaker? If so, you might try power one or the other from another circuit and see if that makes a difference.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2016 #7 of 15
    tylorert

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    I think its the food! :rolleyes:;)
     
  8. Dec 6, 2016 #8 of 15
    EricRobins

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    They are prob 20' apart on separate ends of our great room. This just started recently, after years of being fine.
     
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    tylorert

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    Same circut? Did you just get a new microwave? Any wireing/renovation/work done on your home?
     
  10. slice1900

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    A microwave uses 2.4 GHz which can interfere with wifi, so you might see problems on a wireless client of the HR44. If you are seeing problems from satellite reception I'd be concerned your microwave might be damaged since when working properly any microwave made in the last 30 years should be shielded well enough that it shouldn't interfere with equipment 20 feet away.
     
  11. Rich

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    Agree, I can't see a microwave doing that unless the oven has a faulty...do they still but magnetron tubes in them? I used to work on a fire control system (gunfire, no flames) that used a microwave radar and had a couple huge mags in it and if they went...

    Rich
     
  12. peds48

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    absolutely! But not DIRECTV. I would call an electrician right away or get a new microwave.




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  13. carl6

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    So, a fairly easy and simple test. Move the microwave to a different room and see if the problem persists. Try 3 or 4 other locations around your house, near and far. Note the behavior everyplace.

    If the problem only happens in the original spot, on the original outlet, back to the question of whether the outlets are on the same circuit breaker. If they are, then moving the microwave to another circuit should solve your problem.
     
  14. inkahauts

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    Yeah the outlets may be the issue. But... is there anything g else anywhere in the house that is new since this started? Could be a combination of things too...
     
  15. Rich

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    Could be the magnetron tube in the microwave. They don't last forever. Should be easy to determine if the magnetron tube is the culprit, if the problem only occurs when the microwave is being used...well that would point to the tube. The tube does nothing when the microwave is not being used.

    Those magnetron tubes we had in out fire control system were huge and had a lot of gold in them. Sailors being sailors, we had to keep a close watch on the tubes. This is where I would like to put the rolling smilie...

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