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It checks that no microwaves have escaped from the oven.

Microwaves are harmful to living flesh. Not only will it cook you, as it does in the oven, but even small doses can cause eye cataracts.

The door seal has a mesh, that will trap the microwave radiation. The mechanical size of the mesh is designed to interfere with the radio wave length.

The door seals can get damaged with use and as radio waves are invisible, no one would know there is a problem.

By moving a microwave leak detector around the door seal and cabinet, you can check to see that the oven is safe.

The device can also be used for radar systems, that use wave guides up to the scanner, to check joints.

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What is a microwave leak detector used for?

In general, a microwave leak detector is an electronic device used on microwave ovens to check for leaks around the door seal. The device "looks for" microwave energy that might be getting past the seals. There are a number of different types ranging from "cheapie" meters to "survey units" that cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated yearly.


What is A microwave leak detector?

A portable handheld radio receiver operating in the microwave band, that when it detects microwave RF above a certain strength it gives some form of warning signal. This warning may be audible, visual, or be shown on the face of a meter.


Is there such a thing as a microwave leak detector?

Yes. They are also called Microwave Oven Leakage Meters. I have seen some for sale for $10 or so. This meter is a small device you place next to your microwave's door and move it around the edge of the door to check for leaks. Note that these units are not like the ones used in shops by technicians. These "survey meters" cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated annually. If you suspect the door on your oven (which is the most likely place it will leak) is damaged, make a call to a shop and ask about a leak check. How much is it? Do I have to bring the unit in? Stuff like that.


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How do you know when your microwave is leaking?

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A microwave leak detector can be used to check what?

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What is a microwave leak detector used for?

In general, a microwave leak detector is an electronic device used on microwave ovens to check for leaks around the door seal. The device "looks for" microwave energy that might be getting past the seals. There are a number of different types ranging from "cheapie" meters to "survey units" that cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated yearly.


What does a microwave leak detector detect?

A microwave leak detector actually detects microwave electromagnetic energy. There are a number of different types, and it might be best to touch on them before finishing up. One way to divide microwave leak detectors is by the "quality" of the insturment. There are a number of "cheapie" units that will give an indication of leakage, and then there are the really expensive survey meters that cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated at least annually. Both respond to microwave energy, and you can see where this is going. If you suspect a leak in an oven, it is best to call and ask about a "professional" checkup. It's cheaper to take a machine in than to have someone come by, but for builtin units, you don't have much choice. Make a call and ask a few questions to see what can be done and for how much.


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What is A microwave leak detector?

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A new microwave having a label stating that is meets FDA standards for minimal radiation leakage is the safe choice and will leak the least amount of microwave radiation. You can also protect yourself by not leaning against a microwave while it's operating, and not using a microwave with a door that does not close firmly.


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Is there such a thing as a microwave leak detector?

Yes. They are also called Microwave Oven Leakage Meters. I have seen some for sale for $10 or so. This meter is a small device you place next to your microwave's door and move it around the edge of the door to check for leaks. Note that these units are not like the ones used in shops by technicians. These "survey meters" cost hundreds of dollars and should be calibrated annually. If you suspect the door on your oven (which is the most likely place it will leak) is damaged, make a call to a shop and ask about a leak check. How much is it? Do I have to bring the unit in? Stuff like that.


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