Taking Magnets out of a microwave

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This video shows how I take microwave magnets out of a microwave.
I hang screwdrivers, pliers, saw blades, etc on them. I hold up maps, building plans, instructions, etc...with them. I pick up nails, screws etc... with them..... the list goes on.. AND here's another cool thing I do with them:

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" stars" are called torx screws

Author — matt sez


Cut the cord off so you don"t plug it in. Someone might find the cut-off cord and plug it in by mistake - worse accident!

Best thing to do is cut or break the PINS off the PLUG...

Author — AAAyyyGGG


When you showed shorting the capacitor with two screwdrivers, you didn't stress keeping your hands insulated from the screwdriver shafts. That section of your video only showed the bottoms of the shafts - the handles weren't visible.
BTW, what do you do with the magnets? Compared with neodymium magnets, they're not very strong. What are they useful for?

Author — Mike Collins


Disclaimer:  A broken microwave was destroyed in the making of this video.  Graphic violence to a household appliance may not be suitable for those who consider capacitors to be government conspiracies or children who may feel compelled to try this at home.

Author — Jillian Smith


2:40, that copper coil makes a great addition to any tool box. The wire comes in handy for lotsa things at the strangest times. Also, the older microwaves (don't know abt the newer ones) had great little squirrel cage fans that u can take out, wire up and run on house current.

Author — B D Richardson


I love the way you applied safety means in removing the magnet. Just like active energy, we don't play with safety. Thanks for sharing

Author — Active Energy


We could fly to the moon with a micro wave and it just takes two magnets and some electricity!

Author — N7eptune


I first took apart a magnetron 55 years ago. It was a take out from a post ww2 radar unit. What I got out of it were two HUGE alnico magnets in aluminum jackets. Taking things apart is a great way to learn.

Author — Bob Pendleton


Well, i had a General Electric OTS (over the stove) microwave rated at 900 watts. Not only did its interlocks fail, but its controller failed as well, which resulted in the magnetron turning on when the door opened. Took the thing apart, and i actually took the MAGNETRON apart. Decided to use one as a coaster for my glass, and i still use it on my desk, in my room, even as i Ramble On.

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Author — Franz Ferdinand VIII


Damn. Now I'll have to go drag the one out of the ditch along my road that some asshole threw in it a few days ago. Good info!

Author — tubefluid


We didn't have microwaves when I was young and curious about electricity

Author — phxxr650r


I’m a plain guy. I see microwave and magnets in the title, I definitely watching!

Author — Aslan Guseinov


There is a hidden danger in taking apart the magnetron. That magnetron tube the magnets are on has a ceramic insulator on it. This ceramic insulator has a very toxic compound made from beryllium. If you shatter the ceramic part of the magntron and dust from this gets into your lungs it can poison you or cause cancer. If you cut your self on the ceramic shards it can poison your blood. Be careful when taking apart a magnetron for the magnets. This is a hidden risk not many people know about.

Author — Shane Weatherall


Those pink parts are the highly toxic beryllium oxide used as an insulator that will tolerate very high temperatures. Personally I wouldn't mess with the magnetrons even if there are some free magnets to be had.

Author — Gort Newton


I use these big magnets to find my little screws while I was removing the microwave cover .

Author — Tommy Jones


I use the magnets on my car oil filter and transmission pan.Ive been doing this for over 30 years

Author — John Moyer


A couple of decades ago I worked at a university and we had so many apartments and dorms, that worn out microwaves were being thrown out at a surprising rate. I tried to fix some, but I believe the magnetron is engineered to fail, so that it does not outlast the safety components. It's not worth trying to find a replacement magnetron for an outdated microwave. So since these were going in the dump, I salvaged around 50 of these awesome magnets over the course of my employment.

Author — immaculatelation


Thanks for the vid. never thought about the magnets in a microwave. Using the old microwave to store welding rods with the light on only. Very humid here. Just cut up two speakers up for the magnets. I use them to hold screws when I dissemble small subject matter. I have them every where. These magnets look very clean. Thanks again

Author — Burt Jones


Good information, especially about the capacitor (though I've known their capabilities for awhile, they still make me nervous: that is a BIG capacitor). Ironic that I found this video about a week after I had a microwave quit, but now I have a use for it. Thanks.

Author — Hornet Scales


2:48 He needs to know the difference between a pair of cushion grip pliers and insulated pliers. These pliers are not insulated.

Author — Neponset River