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Taking Magnets out of a microwave

Phil Crockett
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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:
ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html
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ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0.html
DISCLAIMER: It can be very dangerous to take microwaves apart. The capacitor can hold a charge even if the microwave has been unplugged for a while. YOU CAN GET SHOCKED! There are other risks such as the ceramic piece that holds a dangerous substance.... if this is broken and contents inhaled, there can be serious consequences to your health. Don't attempt this if you are not willing to accept the risk of shock, inhalation or other injury! In fact.... don't even do this unless you have researched ALL the threats.

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Jan 21, 2012

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Neponset River
Neponset River 10 hours ago
2:48 He needs to know the difference between a pair of cushion grip pliers and insulated pliers. These pliers are not insulated.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 hours ago
Good point.
catherine duffy
A guy in my town got killed tsking back off a microwave. Dont touch it.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 hours ago
There are people that have pre-existing heart conditions that have been know to die after getting shocked by electric fence and etc. Anything is possible. There are also more people that have been zapped and lived to tell about it.
Sapere Aude
Sapere Aude 2 days ago
Why cut wire looms when there are plugs? And why cut wire looms in the middle?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
efficiency, and the fact that when those stubborn plugs finally come undone, you will be busting your knuckles. ........ but mostly efficiency and speed.
Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy 2 days ago
Just don't use microwave.
Phil Crockett
I know...... it was my lame attempt at humor. Fail!
GalaProjects
GalaProjects Day ago
@Phil Crockett I replied to Daniel, bro I am recycling everything. :)
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
Yes!!! Buy everything, and never recycle! Good call, GalaProjects!!!
GalaProjects
GalaProjects 2 days ago
Or buy neodymium magnet online
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
I like Daniel's idea of not using my microwave. This way, it will last a long time. I have a treadmill that is going to outlast the pyramids!
kid comet
kid comet 2 days ago
WARNING MAGNATRONS CONTAIN beryllium oxide which can be fatal when inhaled. GOOGLE IT
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
HA! yes..... so don't grind the insulator in to powder and snort it. It's just like microwave popcorn butter (popcorn lung : google it), and asbestos. Once again..... do not grind in to powder and snort it. HA! great comment, Kid!
Donald Hodges
Donald Hodges 3 days ago
place all screws in glass jars, when they rust pour in mystery oil, place on shelf in garage for grand kids to point at, proceed to discuss standard, metric, size, style, heads, screw thread angle, auto differential design, mechanical engineering school, in the hope that their grand kids are not trying to remember what a wheel was.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 days ago
That’s probably the smartest thing I’ve read in a long time! Genius!
Doug Cook
Doug Cook 4 days ago
These are strong magnets I used to repair microwaves and I took the magnets out of the old unit's before throwing them away. I use these for a lot of different things in my shop put 2 or 3 together they're really strong and keep your fingers out of the way
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
I've definitely pinched my fingers a few times!
Jim Archibald
Jim Archibald 4 days ago
it seems like an expensive way to acquire a few magnets if you ask me.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 days ago
I prefer Jesus worship, but I do like your interest in magnets. I also think 20 minutes spent harvesting something useful is time better spent than watching TV for an hour. Thanks for the comment, my friend!
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
@Jim Archibald Like Phil Crockett, I think magnets are magic and that spending my less than valuable time harvesting them is my way of worshiping their God-like powers. I mean, they're power is invisible!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 days ago
HA! yes indeed! I like your style, Jim! I agree. I think if you question the use of magnets, and if you think this is too much effort, then it's probably not for you. Thanks for the convo, my friend!
Jim Archibald
Jim Archibald 4 days ago
@Phil Crockett I guess, but I don't actually know anybody who actually has a broken, or otherwise spare microwave. What do you do with these magnets anyway? I see magnets selling rather inexpensively. Even rare earth magnets have come way down. Now with the effort involved, unless you have some damn special reason for acquiring these magnets like this....well? It's kinda like my reply here, a waste of time. Hahahaha
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 days ago
What’s expensive about salvaging magnets from a broken microwave that you’re going to throw away?
Red Woods
Red Woods 9 days ago
First did that 40 years ago. Beware that the magnets are Sintered Iron and can be fragile. Still good for many uses.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 9 days ago
yes indeed. Love those useful magnets!
Michael Butler
Michael Butler 10 days ago
Everybody's making too big of deal about the capacitor. It'll not explode from being shorted out, and if you accidentlly touch and get a shock, it ain't gonna kill you. It will, however, get your attention
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
Go ahead, Beavis; touch the capacitor!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 10 days ago
ya.... that's reality of it. Thanks for the comment, Michael!
gerard haubert
gerard haubert 10 days ago
Now what do you do with these magnets?
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
I would use their magical powers to enthrall the natives and establish my demonic cult. . . or use them to hold notes on my refrigerator.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 9 days ago
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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0.html
Kevin Perkins
Kevin Perkins 12 days ago
If your going to short out the capacitors make sure you are using compliant VDE tools. not the crappy old rusty side cutters this guy has..
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 11 days ago
Always!
BFF
BFF 11 days ago
We were having a wheelchair lift installed in our new van coming from our old. I forgot to discharge the caps. I called and called the next morning to warn the installer. His wife thanked me and ran to tell him. He thanked me later. Safety first, always.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
I like what the guy in the video said.... "just don't mess with the capacitor at all".
burt panzer
burt panzer 12 days ago
Ever use magnets from computer hard drives? You could hang a pipe-wrench off one of those.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
Yes! those are great! Here's my video on it: ruvid.net/video/video-YKzPt18aE_0.html
Ellis The DJ
Ellis The DJ 13 days ago
cut the cord off in an unlikely event of plugging it in LMFAO
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
I know! I appreciate your humor, Ellis!!!
Ellis The DJ
Ellis The DJ 12 days ago
@Phil Crockett I meant it as a joke I did not intend to insult anyone
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 13 days ago
Trust me. I know people.
L8rz/Pyro/Lbs
L8rz/Pyro/Lbs 14 days ago
Knowing there just your average magnets, do you think they would still be suitable for magnet fishing?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
You bet! Keep me posted on how they work out for you.
L8rz/Pyro/Lbs
L8rz/Pyro/Lbs 13 days ago
@Phil Crockett cheers for the reply. Wouldnt expect motorcycles but compared to what I'm currently using I guess these would be an upgrade, thanks for replying and great video.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 13 days ago
There's a lot of folks using these for magnet fishing. I don't think you'll be pulling in motorcycles, but maybe a few murder weapons. : )
n polzkill
n polzkill 15 days ago
Cool video phil, not only was it educational and entertaining cuz i learned something new, i also laughed my ass off reading your replies to peoples comments, you're a pretty funny dude, keep up the good work!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 15 days ago
Glad you like my vid and the comic relief!
Gary Lauterback
Gary Lauterback 16 days ago
Dumb question. Why do I want the magnets out of a microwave oven?
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
I attach them to my tin foil hat as an extra layer of protection. So far, all of my brain scans have come back negative.
Ted Smith
Ted Smith 4 days ago
I hold the calendar on the fridge with one.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 13 days ago
genius!
Jeffrey Harris
Jeffrey Harris 14 days ago
To attach to your digging pick when metal detecting.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 15 days ago
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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0.html
Ted Ski
Ted Ski 16 days ago
When I need a magnet I use one from an old speaker. Much less work. And very powerful.
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
@Tom Dees Beavis and I have been "couch fishing" but that magnetized fish would RULE!!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
tom dees, You have a fun weekend ahead of you! tear those bad-boys up! Can't have too many magnets.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 12 days ago
I just recently harvested some speaker magnets. It was a disaster! I had broken magnet pieces all over the place. Trying to get those boogers off the metal mushroom is pure SHOAL!
Tom Dees
Tom Dees 12 days ago
...I ran out of speakers a long time ago and my wife was pissed with all the microwaves pilled up in the garage...then I found this UT video...should only take couple months to take'm apart! 🧲 Someone else mentioned "magnet fishing"....might try my hand at that, just take the magnetized fish, stick on the frig to clean later 🦈 😛
Bondo_Channel
Bondo_Channel 12 days ago
@Phil Crockett I've done both, and harvesting a mag from from a microwave is much easier than from a speaker. That is, if you just want the donut. I imagine if you're just going to tie a rope around a blown Jensen and throw it in a lake...then, sure, a speaker would be quicker.
Hypercube Jones
Hypercube Jones 16 days ago
You can get a nice explosion by shorting out the capacitor. How about instead bleeding off the charge with a resistor?
Jim Cox
Jim Cox 3 days ago
@Hypercube Jones I. . . have. . . nothing. . .
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 9 days ago
We used to belt weasels while juggling onions. Kind'a the same thing.
Hypercube Jones
Hypercube Jones 10 days ago
@Phil Crockett , that's fine if you know for certain your hands won't wander near it or any wires attached to it, but if you do short out the terminals with a screwdriver, it's possible that the capacitor will blow up in your face. If you're going to discharge the thing, even if it's for liability reasons alone, you ought not promulgate unsafe procedures.
Hypercube Jones
Hypercube Jones 10 days ago
Back when I was a kid, after we tied onions to our belt, we'd juggle weasels.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 11 days ago
excellent! My kind of fun!
Texanleon
Texanleon 18 days ago
Could you make us a video of how to repair a microwave? I worked at a big hardware retailer once and they actually had a repairman that fixed microwaves and stoves etc.. I'm sure it's a lost art.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 11 days ago
good call!
BFF
BFF 11 days ago
I had the reset switch was tripped. Saved myself a couple hundred dollars. That was bout thirty years ago.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 13 days ago
funny.... I"ve heard the same advice. must be true.
stevie68a
stevie68a 14 days ago
I heard most microwave failures have to do with the fuse burning out.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 16 days ago
yes... it really is a lost art. Usually the fix is something simple too.
Carl Browitt
Carl Browitt 19 days ago
If there's no money in magnets, why bother??
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 16 days ago
I guess the same reason I empty out my old worn out wallet before throwing it in the trash. Magnets are extremely useful. It takes 20 minutes to retrieve these. Some people waste hours watching TV. Hope this explains the 'why'. Thanks for the good question, Carl.
Robert Peters
Robert Peters 23 days ago
Next he's going to show us how to take lead out of a car battery, just for kicks
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 22 days ago
Now THAT is a great idea for a video!
Carlos Rigonelli
Carlos Rigonelli 25 days ago
Gracias por el vídeo Phil muy explicativo aunque no entiendo un carajo el idioma 👍👍👍
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 24 days ago
Siempre trato de obtener buenas imágenes para que las personas puedan saber cómo hacer las cosas sin necesidad de traducirlas.
Raffan Ansari
Raffan Ansari 28 days ago
I am purchesing old megnatron any mech
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 27 days ago
I am sure to do they. Thanks for have tech
Ashnie Prasad
Ashnie Prasad 28 days ago
How strong is the magnet
Texanleon
Texanleon 18 days ago
@Ashnie Prasad -yes. it can also stop an airplane prop from turning.
Ashnie Prasad
Ashnie Prasad 26 days ago
@Phil Crockett can it stop a water meter from spinning
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 28 days ago
Strong enough for my needs
Manjur Alam
Manjur Alam 29 days ago
Hey bro what are you doing.😂😂😂😂😂
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 28 days ago
Laying on the couch typing a response. What are you doing, Manjur?
Juan Kock
Juan Kock Month ago
Ik ben totaal geen elektricien dus dat van die stroom schok snap ik niet. Maar ik wil wel die magneten hebben . Als ik nu die magnetron in een bak water doe (en dus een kortsluiting maak (denk ik ) ) Is het gevaar dan weg ??
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
De condensator kan in een emmer water worden neergezet. Ik zou echter niet naar die problemen gaan. Ik zou het gewoon helemaal niet aan, en het komt goed.
John Coonradt jr.5
Thank you
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
You're welcome, John !
Dennis Moncrief
Dennis Moncrief Month ago
What do you do with the magnets? Is there a market for them?
Sigi Matte
Sigi Matte 21 day ago
@Kumarion Hemmmingi Nothing is Free, get that out of your head. It takes work to harness energy. Harnessing energy takes infrastructure and that isn't free nor is distribution small or large and maintenance.
Kumarion Hemmmingi
MAGNETS ARE THE PRODUCTS OF FREE ENERGY
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0.html
Bonbon T
Bonbon T Month ago
LMAO great job on throwing that microwave, don't do that again sir scared me!!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
throwing microwaves is just a small example of my mentality.......
Ray Byrne
Ray Byrne Month ago
Phil, I take anything apart to see how it works, and to see whats in the item. It's also an exercise in how to fault find or fix an item with minimal or no cost - using canibalised spares from a similar 'junk' item. I try to fix the 'unfixable' - an old classic item of equipment is less of a 'museum piece' if it actually works...... yet some ancient electrical items were dangerous or potentially lethal in the first place! It's possible to actually 'improve' the safety of gear like that. We're 'advised' to be anxious about exploring inside commercial products, by the makers, & by the repair industry, to keep things 'in house' to keep their jobs ... repairers started out like us! The 'combi' digital display microwave ovens are in a different league though ......
Edna Perhach
Edna Perhach 25 days ago
Ok what ever ☮️
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
I enjoy taking things apart too!!! I once took an antique x-ray machine apart........ I was 4 years old. My dad still tells the story.
giorgos gen
giorgos gen Month ago
Nice video, thanks. What type of magnets can be found in a microwave? Neodymium magnets?
James Plotkin
James Plotkin Month ago
@giorgos gen Capacitors store electrical energy, even after unplugged. Of course, if it's no longer "live" make certain it hasn't come back a little after a while. Never assume it's discharged if the device isn't on or plugged in. You can get a nasty zap.
giorgos gen
giorgos gen Month ago
@Phil Crockett How can the capacitor hold electric charge if its out of the socket?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
just plain-jane strong magnets...... but not as cool as Neodymium. but..... they are free when your microwave breaks! ..........................or just throw them out with the microwave (hopefully not)
ChiefJustice Middleton
HOW POWERFUL ARE THESE MAGNETS?
Salvador Reynoso
Salvador Reynoso 28 days ago
@Rose Hannah Mae 🙏
Rose Hannah Mae
Rose Hannah Mae Month ago
@Phil Crockett Magnet's strength is measured by "pounds" pull required to pull the magnet off a metal surface. In aerospace we did pull tests on everything.
James Plotkin
James Plotkin Month ago
@Phil Crockett Powerful enough to keep notes secure on the fridge.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
Not sure how to measure magnet strength other than saying that they Will pinch the heck out of your fingers!
Ken W.
Ken W. Month ago
A word about the capacitor. Mfgrs built bleeder resistors inside the capacitors to bleed the high voltage to ground. Look at the numbers on the cap and usually you will see a resistor symbol that is attached to the leads internallly. The resistor has a very high resistance enough to bleed the high voltage down to 0 volts. It's always wise no matter what to go ahead and discharge the cap as a routine precaution. Like this guy says in this video.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
Amen!
DoctorWhoRoblox1935
This is like destroying gallifreyan technology. The Doctor Who serial Nelson showed us that the gallifreyans invented the nuclear reactor and the microwave oven first, not humans. But when they invented these devices it was the 1800's, also the gallifreyan microwave oven was the size of a house and the gallifreyan nuclear reactor spun a turbine that compressed air that is used to sound the foghorn of rassilon. If you watched doctor who you will get this comment.
Honest John
Honest John Month ago
Just remembered - we used to go dump raiding , throwing bricks at the old TV's to get the magnets out after watching the tubes implode.
Honest John
Honest John Month ago
@Phil Crockett EX TER MINATE !!! ( wtf destroy? ) diddly dah diddly dah weeoooh - yep I remember the first episode and the BBC radiophonic workshop music. Happy days with 405 line monochrome TV.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
Destroy!!! AHHHH HAHAHAHAHA!
Vern Roach
Vern Roach Month ago
Good video, but it should come with another warning....The little pink, sometimes white ceramic ring around the end of the antenna, the part that points toward the micro wave cabinet or cavity, can be deadly, if shattered and the dust inhaled....No treatment can help once it's in your lungs...Just a heads up.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
YES! this has been an on-going exhausted topic over the years in this comment section.
Bill A
Bill A Month ago
While beryllium oxide used in the magnetron is safe in solid form, it's dangerous in powder form and inhaled which can cause berylliosis. So don't grind the beryllium oxide ceramic insulator and snort it, snort coke instead it's much safer. lol
zombie wire
zombie wire Month ago
Thank you for the information and now I can start a collection.
zombie wire
zombie wire Month ago
@Phil Crockett I am finding that out here on RUvid. I want to try and open up a lock using them and other uses. Thanks for the reply
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett Month ago
U will find that u use them for everything!
nick Noneya
nick Noneya 2 months ago
Did you save the transformer?? Lots of copper!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
This video was strictly about 'how to take magnets out of a microwave'. Indeed, there's a lot of copper, and other goodies in a microwave.
Bruce A.
Bruce A. 2 months ago
Fine job mate - pay no mind to the naysayers and dislikes! .. Hell, magnets are just handy to have and fun to play around with - where or what would this planet be without magnetism - y’all think about it.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
Yes indeed!
Free Free
Free Free 2 months ago
ok all that being done.......why the hell do you need magnets??!!!
Honest John
Honest John Month ago
@Janne I've got a titanium knee replacement - would a magnet stick to it, or is it the wrong type of metal ?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
Now that is very interesting for sure!
jaspjody
jaspjody 2 months ago
@Tommy Boy .357 or you could just go to a dollar store buy a light strip. 🤯And save an hour of your life.🤔
Janne
Janne 2 months ago
Magnets from microwaves are super strong. You can tie a string to one and use it to gather metal from work spaces and floors. You can also destroy unwanted hard drives. There are online tutorials for that. And, while there is disagreement in the medical community about whether it really works, with most large studies debunking its efficacy, magnets have long been claimed (and used) to alleviate pain. One of the theories supporting this is that blood contains iron so that magnets can stimulate circulation and bring blood to the cite of injury or pain. I have no idea why this would help, but I have a magnet on my knee injury as I write and it does in fact help me. Placebo? I think not -- I was enrolled in a study for a new prescription drug some years ago and knew within a day of being switched from the study group taking the drug to the control group given a placebo. But who knows?
Janne
Janne 2 months ago
Wow, thanks! @Tommy Boy .357
LazyH-Online
LazyH-Online 2 months ago
where I live broken microwaves are sold for $30 on Craigslist, while used microwaves that still work get dumped for free in the scrap trailer where we're allowed to grab whatever we want.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
That sounds crazy!
KÊNH ĐAM MÊ
KÊNH ĐAM MÊ 2 months ago
Belle vidéo, bien partagé. 👍
Wolfgang H.
Wolfgang H. 2 months ago
As I am told, the pink end of the magnetron contains beryllium which is very poisonous. Better not to touch it. How to dispose beryllium compunds?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
Good info, Hellstrom!
Hellstrom Carbunkle
Hellstrom Carbunkle 2 months ago
Phil Crockett is correct. The only other time Beryillia is dangerous is when it is part of either a reactor core (Think Candu) or exposed to one. In either case it can become radioactive as a beta emitter
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
False. You can handle it without issue. (in fact.... they use to make bicycle handle bars out of beryllium). the danger comes when inhaling beryllium dust particles. Treat it like you would asbestos. There's a lot of myths out there about beryllium. back when they first discovered it, people would consume it due to it's sweet flavor. Once again.....you just don't want to snort the particles.
Danie, Wilna Brits
Danie, Wilna Brits 2 months ago
I use a magnet to keep all the small drillbits safe Small bit such as 1 mm is easy to loose and a magnet on the table or against the wall helps when you have to change bits when working on a project and you have to drill different size holes.
n polzkill
n polzkill 15 days ago
same here, and to keep tiny screws from walking away on my workbench when working on electronics
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
great tip!
Chad Roberts
Chad Roberts 2 months ago
Drag lakes and bridges, it is called magnet fishing. Tie a cord to the magnent and toss and pull back..find treasures.
gcxred4kat9
gcxred4kat9 7 days ago
@Honest John Aren't keys brass?
Honest John
Honest John Month ago
@Phil Crockett Good point about tetanus ! True story - I walked out of a plumbing shop here in UK and dropped my keys straight down a drain - it was under water somewhere . The next guy out the shop saw me and said " I've just bought a fish magnet " - dropped it in and out came the keys . More than just luck, lol
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
Magnet fishing has made this video popular. Just make sure your Tetanus shot is up to date when playing with rusty metal!
YAH The Band
YAH The Band 2 months ago
magnets in the hard disk isl stronger than this one.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 2 months ago
Yes they are, but way smaller. here's a video on how to take them out: ruvid.net/video/video-YKzPt18aE_0.html
curtis i
curtis i 3 months ago
You got a angle grinder but no torx bits?
Anakia a
Anakia a 2 months ago
@Phil Crockett i will be out looking for microwaves in the trash. starting a welding hobby and this is a good money saver
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
I was just at the hardware store yesterday, and saw some ring magnets. they were a lot thinner and cost around $4 each. It's nice of you to have given some away.
curtis i
curtis i 3 months ago
@Phil Crockett Thanks for the reply and video. From a past job I used to collect and give away these magnets.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
Never needed a torx driver in my life, until I came across this Torx head screw. I have since bought a whole set due to the increased popularity of them. I actually came across one while changing out brake pads. As far as the angle grinder..... I weld and do a lot of metal work. I have videos on that too. Check them out!
Anil Kumar Sharma
Anil Kumar Sharma 3 months ago
use very powerful neodymium magnet instead of ordinary magnet so we got more powerful microwave frequency from same electricity
Ray Byrne
Ray Byrne Month ago
@LazyH-Online - Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the microwaves just excited the water molecules in the food, (or anything else with a liquid content) with the friction of the excitation causing heat.
LazyH-Online
LazyH-Online 2 months ago
@Anil Kumar Sharma the frequency is determined by the size and shape of the cavities, the magnets only control the maximum power levels. The stronger the magnet the higher voltage and therefore higher power you can get while the electrons still travel in a spiral path inside the magnetron. The beryllium oxide inside of the insulator of the magnetron has absolutely nothing to do with your food, nor does the frequency of the microwave radiation have anything to do with the beryllium oxide. the electrons also aren't would cook your food, and piezo-electric don't oscillator the high enough frequency at a high enough power level to be used for cooking food. the only thing that cooks your food is the radiation from the magnetron, and if you got a piezoelectric Crystal to oscillator the same frequency of the same power it wouldn't be any more or less healthy than a magnetron at that same power level in frequency, it would just be a lot less effective and waste a lot more power. you also don't need cavities with piezo electric, it's auscultation of the crystal itself vibrating physically that makes the resonant frequency, not a cavity. you also wouldn't have a very simple life considering that such a circuit would be incredibly complex and inefficient trying to make pee is electricity produced the types of radiation that we heat up your food oh, it also wouldn't be very cheap either. Even if you're using a piezo electric Crystal resonator to drive a solid state transistor it would be incredibly complex to design and you wouldn't be able to get high power levels without a ton of money in parts. the materials within the microwave magnetron have absolutely no impact on the healthiness of your food, it's only the radiation itself that interacts with your food, and if you get that frequency by any other method it work just as effectively and be just as healthy or unhealthy as a magnetron would be. it wouldn't make life simpler, it would make things more affordable, and it has nothing to do with the toxicity of beryllium oxide that you never get exposed to anyway.
LazyH-Online
LazyH-Online 2 months ago
@IwasBoredintheUK magnets can't do anything to a microwave beam, microwaves are electromagnetic radiation and therefore don't have a charge that can be acted upon by a magnet. The magnets steer the electrons inside the vacuum tube into a spiral path so that they travel perpendicularly to the ends of the spacers between the cavities inside the magnetron.
IwasBoredintheUK
IwasBoredintheUK 2 months ago
The magnets focus the microwave beam. Incresing their size or strength will narrow or bend the beam.
Anil Kumar Sharma
Anil Kumar Sharma 3 months ago
@Phil Crockett are you able to do something about magnetrons frequency by electromagnets or neodymium magnet so we got more healthy cooking technique instead of toxicity of thorium or beryllium oxide from using piezoelectricity crystal for generator of electron means we use piezoelectricity crystal cavity instead of copper or thorium so we got cheap technology infrastructure which cooking goes prolonged heated but simple life
Chris Farrell
Chris Farrell 3 months ago
Should I unplug it before cutting the cord?
Richard Bailey
Richard Bailey 14 days ago
If you need to ask,don't,and leave the gene pool
Martin Graham
Martin Graham 2 months ago
No, it will be more fun to leave it plugged in.
Pacifist 1964
Pacifist 1964 3 months ago
😃😃😃
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
Some people should........some people shouldn't........ just say'n.....
LochSween
LochSween 3 months ago
Even though I'm not a Pole, I was attracted to this video. Sorry, was I being negative there?
gcxred4kat9
gcxred4kat9 7 days ago
l'm repelled by that comment.
Tom Varcoe
Tom Varcoe 27 days ago
Very good
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
Thanks for the positive comment.
Jessie Raines
Jessie Raines 3 months ago
Lol 😂 you smashed it and then said cut the power cord 🤣has any body tried to take the magnet out with it plugged in ?😂
Subramaniam Chandrasekar
May be. The last time I heard was one could find them in cemetery.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
People have kids. Get rid of that cord. throw it away. do it. ......or.......... not, depending on the whole "survival of the fittest" plan in your house.
Veterano Metallaro
Veterano Metallaro 3 months ago
Cool. You have two magnets. Now what?
pqvimana2
pqvimana2 3 months ago
Exactly lol. Still very interesting video indeed. Two magnets...do all that stuff for two magnets. Anyways that capacitor warning lesson it's greatly appreciated👍☺cool video!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
use them! 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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0.html
Newmath907
Newmath907 3 months ago
The magnets from a microwave are no stronger than speaker magnets. But the health hazards are much higher and speaker magnets aren't as dangerous...??? Why microwave???
Karl Swartz
Karl Swartz 26 days ago
I see microwaves on the curb all the time. Speakers, not so much, certainly not now that they've gone to these micro-thingies.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
I appreciate your words, but like I said..... it would be best to read the comments. The hazards have been well defined, discussed, and exhausted. The truths and myths of beryllium in microwaves has been described. Also.... I have been challenging anyone to post a link of a case where humans have been harmed from (Be) toxicity from taking a microwave apart. Anyway.... hope this steers you in the right direction. Thanks again for the comment.
Newmath907
Newmath907 3 months ago
@Phil Crockett I appreciate your reply. The hazards are in the coating around the magnets that must be broken apart that are highly carcinogenic. Also there needs to be a caveat regarding health and safety. Computers also hold some goodies inside but with ANY electronics you must consider there are materials that are highly heat resistant and with that it seems to be the standard you are looking at Asbestos, transformers contain pcbs, coatings and adhesives are candidates for exposing yourself to substances that quite possibly could cause you some health problems down the road. You may as well get a Mercury/Aluminum vaxx shot right in the veins if you are that complacent about the dangers and hazards of what is readily available in our environment...I'm just saying
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
Why microwaves?... I get this question a lot. It's because I have a bad / broken microwave, and I want to salvage the magnets out of it before trashing it. I think there are some folks out there thinking that I'm buying microwaves in order to take the magnets out. That's crazy! LOL! Not sure why folks are thinking this, but it's funny. I had a neighbor that was head of maintenance for over 500 apartments in my city. He would bring me a trashed microwave almost every day. I would take the magnets out and scrap the rest. I had blown speaker 2 weeks ago. I salvaged the magnets from them too. The answer is/........ because I like to salvage good stuff from junk. As far as "health hazards"..... well, it would be educational to read all the comments. there are some great links and truths to be educated on. There are a lot of fables out there too. Thanks for the fun question!
ECCastiron
ECCastiron 3 months ago
Just unplug the capacitor and drop it into a cup of water.
Ray Byrne
Ray Byrne Month ago
Before you do that: Don't forget to short the cap' terminals with a long screwdriver (while holding the insulated handle) then you won't accidently get a shock before dropping it in water ..........
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
seems reasonable.
bill flatt
bill flatt 3 months ago
Cut housing on one side n bend it out to pull out magnet,,or both sdes,the it falls out
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
yes
bill flatt
bill flatt 3 months ago
Get Bigger n stronger magnets out of a big speaker!!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
That would be a good video called Taking Magnets out of a Speaker. In fact..... I just recently tried to salvage some speaker magnets. I had no luck taking them out of the metal housing without damaging. Tell me how you do this?
some 4chan browser
some 4chan browser 3 months ago
how are you still getting comments on this video lol
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
luck. Thanks for watching and commenting!
William Doubleu
William Doubleu 3 months ago
and DO NOT wear a watch close to the magnets.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
ok
Dedra Kuhn
Dedra Kuhn 3 months ago
now what do you do with the magnets??
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0A.html
JoJo NoNo
JoJo NoNo 3 months ago
Did this about 20+ years ago when a neighbor threw out their microwave. The magnets are hanging onto the underside of my 1991 Silverado oil pan and tranny pan. Had been on my '85 C-10 before. They'll hold any ferrous metals in the motor oil or tranny fluid to the bottom of the inside of the pan. Never had one fall off no matter the size of the pothole. Matter of a fact, I ran up over a curb (median) avoiding an unlicensed driver last summer and expected that they felll off but they were still hanging on when I looked under the truck when I got home. Can be used inside of the oil pan if you ever pulled it off to do an oil pan seal or overhaul. Too thick for inside the tranny pan but I have used smaller button ceramic magnets inside tranny pans.
Mdnosliw
Mdnosliw 3 months ago
Good idea, thanks.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
Yes indeed! This has been a good tip over the years.
Deepak dey
Deepak dey 4 months ago
Nice
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Glad you liked my vid, Deepak!
Sugar Plum
Sugar Plum 4 months ago
Once you remove the magnets , don't mail them in an envelpoe to someone/where unless the mailbox is non metallic. Delivery may be a problem.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
HA HA HA!!!!!! I bet you have a magnetic personality!
秦之过
秦之过 4 months ago
It's easy to take it apart.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
yes!
Linda Launius
Linda Launius 4 months ago
Thank you for your tutorial
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Glad you like my video, Linda!!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
Cnn is Fakenews
Cnn is Fakenews 4 months ago
Some microwaves may contain high temp ceramic insulators made of Beryllium that can kill you.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Very good comment! Couldn't have said it better myself! However, the big 'bad rap' came from dust in the mining and factory environments. Thanks! Here's a great read: www.livescience.com/28641-beryllium.html
Walter Dove
Walter Dove 4 months ago
I think the issue he was attempting to raise is the beryllium oxide structure of the magnetron tube. Innocuous unless you manage to break it: BeO ceramics can shatter and release a bit of fine dust which is a respiratory hazard. Beryllium bronzes (used in non-sparking tools) got a bad rap as hazards because some people used abrasive means to shape -- again, resulting in finely divided airborne dust. Is it a bit of a hazard? You bet. Is it equivalent in immediate lethality or short term morbidity to carbon monoxide from a badly vented combustion heater or carbon dioxide in a brewing vat you're leaning into? Not really. Respirators with N95 or 98 particulate filters are a generally good idea, just like eye protection, hearing protection, and clean-up using water rather than common vacuum cleaners (including consumer ones that claim HEPA N99 exhaust filtration).
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Beryllium is in a lot of products. Don't follow the drama and hype. I have a friend that has an old bicycle with beryllium handlebars. The only danger is if you ground it in to dust and snorted it..... the dust particles can be dangerous. Just like the over-hyped drama with asbestos and lead paint. do not snort or eat. Use common sense in everything. Plus...... most present day microwaves dont have beryllium in them....... just another fact. Thanks for commenting. I'm truly glad you care about others. I get this comment a lot..... you're not alone. THanks again, Fakenews!
Pieter Meuldijk
Pieter Meuldijk 4 months ago
Half of the video could be used to explain what to use the magnets for once you have wrecked the microwave and have a workshop full of crap ;-)
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
indeed! 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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0A.html
baristabrian
baristabrian 4 months ago
Nicely done. Informative. But, way too long. Too many unnecessary pauses. Shorten this substantially and I'd give it A+. Seriously. This isn't rocket science. Some may need the minute details. Many, like myself, merely need a hint. Like, "magnets are in magnetron; go get 'em!" This is more for total rookies at disassembly. But, well, I guess, many are.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
HA!!! I agree!! This is an OLD video that I made when I was starting this DIY channel. the software EATS, and the narration is awful. over the years, I've been able to buy better editing software and have learned how to narrate better. I've learned also, that, like yourself, people aren't satisfied any more with just education and information to get a job done. people now have to be entertained above learning. I've done my best to cater to the needs to your people. I'm super happy you like my video. Thanks for commenting. I have kids in high school...... I hear the same thing from their teachers. teaching isn't good unless it's entertaining. Keeping attention of folks is getting harder and harder. That's the reality of it. good or bad...... it is what it is. BTW......... I hope my channel caters to the rookies..... that's my goal! Thanks again for the tips.
xian zulueta
xian zulueta 4 months ago
i love this simple video because i now have an idea where to get round magnets like these to use for school projects i find also here in you tube. is there any other home appliance or device where we could get round magnets? thanks.
William B. Jenkins
William B. Jenkins 2 months ago
Speakers.
William B. Jenkins
William B. Jenkins 2 months ago
All speakers have round magnets.
Springbok
Springbok 4 months ago
old televisions CRT type
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I don't know of any other ring magnets, but someone else might, that reads the comments.
Passionate Picker
Passionate Picker 4 months ago
These magnets are awesome. I randomly found one that I used for sorting scrap until I lost it. They are powerful. I'm too scared to take a microwave apart and currently without a magnet so might have to buy one
Passionate Picker
Passionate Picker 4 months ago
Phil Crockett - Thank you for that info. So can the magnet be removed without removing the capacitor?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I've taken many m/w's apart over the years. as long as you don't mess with the capacitor, you should be alright. The rest of it isn't as bad as people say. THere's a lot of bull being said about the risks. but....... buying them is always easy, and they are fairly cheap.
Bill white
Bill white 4 months ago
DON'T use screwdrivers to short a circuit. You might damage the tips. Use a six inch off-cut of heavy insulated cable.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Sounds like that would definitely work. I just choose to not touch it at all.
Rudy Molina
Rudy Molina 4 months ago
If you got microwave that has the spinning tray that motor gives out AC power you can power household light bulbs. I haven't tried any thing other than that but it's something to tweek on when your tweeking. Most lol motor you get out of eletronics are DC so here is a change
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
good call, Rudy!
jennifer86010
jennifer86010 4 months ago
SAFETY WARNING: Use rubber gloves when handling any of these inside parts, due to very sharp metal edges and pointed corners. You can get cut very easily on any inside parts of any manufactured product which contains metal parts that ordinarily don't come into contact with humans. Cars, appliances, almost any product that contains metal.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
That's a great tip, Jennifer!
Dark O.L. 1
Dark O.L. 1 4 months ago
Always make sure your magnets are heated to 165° before taking them out of the microwave oven
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta 4 months ago
@Abdul Said it was just a joke.
Abdul Said
Abdul Said 4 months ago
Why need heated for? Thanks
Passionate Picker
Passionate Picker 4 months ago
Phil Crockett 😂😂 I'll have mine medium rare too thanks
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I like mine medium-rare.
RB Musser
RB Musser 4 months ago
Are you supposed to unplug the microwave before cutting the cord...just saying!
sPy_b0t. Arroyo
sPy_b0t. Arroyo 4 months ago
It cuts easier when plugged in😄🤣😁😂
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I've met some folks on here that should, and some that shouldn't.
Heidi Hafner
Heidi Hafner 4 months ago
You never can have enough magnets! Thanks for the video.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
sounds a bit dangerous......... and fun.
Beryl Price
Beryl Price 4 months ago
I have an old m/w but I haven't had time to dismantle it yet . Also I intend to make a spot welder from another bit inside I would check youtube for the complete building instructions.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I agree! glad you liked my vid, Heidi!
YouSurf
YouSurf 4 months ago
I think these donut magnets are identical to the ones used on magnetic parts trays that you can buy from Harbor Freight for cheap or even get free with a coupon with other purchase.... I dismantled a microwave before, but cannot see difference. NOW, get a VERY OLD MICROWAVE AND i THIN THEY HAVE HUGE POWERFUL "U" shaped magnets in them. That would be worth taking apart to get.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Sounds good. It just sounded like you were saying that it wasn't worth the effort getting free magnets out of a junky microwave, but instead buy them. That's what it sounded like to me. the U shaped ones, I've never come across. I would salvage those equally. As far as "risk" goes..... there's more hype with it than real risk if you've done this a billion times and know what you're doing. I'm interested in knowing about the U shaped magnets. I've never seen those.
YouSurf
YouSurf 4 months ago
@Phil Crockett Your comment does not really line up with my post as it was just a comparison and contrast to older units. What you replied... now That was not my point... just that a lot of work and risk of cut or shock from capacitor for a simple magnet which you can get for free at Harbor Freight with a coupon. The highest and best use for a dead microwave is to save the glass rotation dish in it, if equipped.... Makes a VERY nice cake tray or serving tray for deli meat, etc. My brother's 20 yr old small microwave just croaked.. I told him it may have the larger "U" magnets in it so worth the bother... maybe. It is very heavy for its size. Now THOSE mags are worth retrieving... good for finding things lost in the grass, vs the donut type of newer ones.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
This video is for people that have a broken microwave and want to save the magnets instead of throwing the whole thing away. Not for people who throw an old wallet away with the money still in it. Probably not for you, but thanks for watching, my friend!
Glen King
Glen King 4 months ago
You do realize that those screws come out a lot cheaper and faster with a hammer and a cats paw. Save the grinder disc for something more important.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
interesting...... we call it a "cat claw" where I'm from. anyways....... I have a cut-off grinder that is always handy. cat-claw.....well..... not as handy.
Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez 4 months ago
Thanks I never thought about taking 1 apart.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
No prob, Ben! thanks for watching and commenting
J.M. Gray
J.M. Gray 4 months ago
4.5 million views...11likes? playing Fallout has the value of scrapping. idk good vid though
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
I just like to salvage useful things out of junk. Otherwise...... it all just goes in the landfill.
lewis thomas
lewis thomas 4 months ago
Why would you do this?
Ray Byrne
Ray Byrne Month ago
@Phil Crockett - Phil, I take anything apart to see how it works, and to see whats in the item. It's also an exercise in how to fix an item with minimal or no cost - using canibalised spares from a similar 'junk' item. We're 'advised' to be anxious about exploring inside commercial products, by the makers, & by the repair industry, to keep things 'in house' to keep their jobs ... repairers started out like us!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Wright*
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
write lawn care ...... You get it!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Magnets are super fun!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Yes! great use!
Electronic view
Electronic view 4 months ago
you smart
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
you nice
The Cynergist
The Cynergist 4 months ago
Why would you go to all that trouble instead of just buy magnets?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 3 months ago
@Gr8rome407 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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0A.html
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
yes indeed!
Passionate Picker
Passionate Picker 4 months ago
Gr8rome407 - I do scrap metal and a strong magnet is essential. Even if you have to buy one, you'll get your money back the same day, and then some, but people like myself who go out searching for scrap find tools and magnets can get lost when you're full on busy, racing around trying to beat the other scrappers to it lol so spares are always needed and as Phil said, lots of other uses for them
Rick Toles
Rick Toles 4 months ago
Because their free, if microwave is toast.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
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: ruvid.net/video/video-n6XXroLojio.html AND ruvid.net/video/video-o1uubKwmz0A.html
Baljit Narwal
Baljit Narwal 4 months ago
Very nice video about the microwave anatomy. Liked and SUBSCRIBED Keep sharing, supporting and stay connected to my musical channel.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
BTW....THANKS FOR SUBBING!!!!!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Thanks! glad you liked my vid, Baljit!
Motorcitymadman
Motorcitymadman 4 months ago
You have a cut off grinder but no torx bits
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
That's a good practice to get in to! I do the same thing. I just bought my first belt sander recently, and i'm sure I won't use it in the next 5-10 years. However, when I need one next, I'll have it!
Motorcitymadman
Motorcitymadman 4 months ago
@Phil Crockett lol, I understand thats how i have two tool boxes full of tools... I bought them when I needed them.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
YES! Until that project, I never had a reason to buy a torx wrench. I have since bought a set, but I rarely use them. still not as popular as a Phillips or standard slotted head. The cut off grinder, however, is used on many of my projects, especially my welding projects. So ...... once again...... I agree! The use of a torx wrench is super rare. in fact..... I feel like I wasted my money buying them due to the fact that I never use it.
john anton
john anton 4 months ago
star slotted screw? looks like a phillips to me
William Doubleu
William Doubleu 3 months ago
i got the star shaped screws on my heater. not philips screws,
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
naw.... it was a torx head screw..... not a super common screw, so a lot of people call them "star head screws". This video was shot several years ago. Since then, the torx has become more popular, but still most people don't know what the true name is, much less, have the wrench.
Francis Gerald
Francis Gerald 4 months ago
Witty!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Thanks...... i try.
Boonedock Journeyman
Have you ever heard of Beryllium?
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
Have you ever read the comments on this video?
P. Mac Dermott
P. Mac Dermott 5 months ago
Good work Phil, very interesting, but I wouldn't get you to fix my broken microwave . Ha Ha!!!!
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Andrew Lewton
Andrew Lewton 5 months ago
What a joy to see a craftsman at work
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
Hahahaha! Yes! I’m a true craftsman!
Mark M
Mark M 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed seeing the microwave taken apart. Takes me back to childhood. I was good at taking things apart, not so good putting them back together. As for magnets, my preference is Harbor Freight: www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&limit=60&order=Sort+Price%2Ct&q=magnets Take care.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
Harbor freight has a lot of great stuff. Those magnets look like a good deal. However, I still can't throw a broken microwave away without taking the magnets. It's just too easy.
Marius Baban
Marius Baban 5 months ago
I do not recommend shorting the capacitors out because of noise sparks and high discharge that may ruin it! Use 60 watt 220 v bulb that will discharge the capacitor slower and without sparks. This I bet you didn't knew about it!
DarkSim77
DarkSim77 3 months ago
220v bulb? Also how do you hook up the bulb to the capacitor?
Monte Fullmer
Monte Fullmer 4 months ago
@Phil Crockett Bulb's filament acts like a bleeder resistor - to drain the charge from the cap.
Joey Gambino
Joey Gambino 5 months ago
Discharging an AC capacitor too quickly will ruin it. Lol I have been discharging AC , DC electrolytic and super caps for years without ruining one. Using a 1 ohm resistor will discharge the plates if the pop scares you.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
I didn't know about the bulb trick. However, I still say...."don't touch or mess with it at all".
Burt Jones
Burt Jones 5 months ago
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
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
Glad you liked my video. I can’t seem to get enough magnets! Very useful!
geardriven
geardriven 5 months ago
How strong are these, i.e., are they worth the trouble?
Isvasu Sadhu
Isvasu Sadhu 5 months ago
I watched this video through the end. It must worth something. Thanks.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
It only takes 20 minutes or less to get them out. Or..... u can just throw them away along with the old microwave. I guess it’s an individual decision on whether it’s worth it or not. They are pretty strong for what I need them for. I guess everyone has their own definition of trouble. It’s super easy for me, and Worth the 20 minutes it takes to do it. I’d rather spent 20 minutes getting free magnets tearing the microwave apart than watching 30 minutes of TV.... but that’s just me.
Renton Sad Boy
Renton Sad Boy 5 months ago
water pump pliers
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 4 months ago
OH.... I thought Renton was being silly. I get it....... interesting. Never heard them called 'water pump pliers'. learned something new.
Cat Keys
Cat Keys 5 months ago
That's apparently what they USED to be called, before they started making them with channels to allow for more size adjustability.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
snow manifold weedeater
Alvin Lamb
Alvin Lamb 5 months ago
GREAT VIDEO THANK YOU FOR SHARING
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
you're welcome, Alvin!!! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
victor castle
victor castle 5 months ago
Thanks for the video, I have a old one to take apart for the magnets. It seems back when I was growing up, we didn't have so many stupid people . Back then we didn't have all the mandatory warnings on every thing either. Maybe all these mandatory warnings, isn't such a good thing after all ??? Unplug, before cutting the cord :- )
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
I can't be too careful when warning the public these days.
ytjbet
ytjbet 5 months ago
Another source of magnets is hard disk drives. These Neodymium magnets powerful. You don't want your finger between two of them. They have a mounting plate with tiny holes. So have them around the basement to hand stuff. You can buy these buy the pound online, BTW.
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
You're in luck! I have a video on that! ruvid.net/video/video-YKzPt18aE_0.html
Scott Lytton
Scott Lytton 5 months ago
Wow man you must really need magnets. Lol
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
I can't get enough of them! Love them!
JonnyBoy Dickinson
JonnyBoy Dickinson 5 months ago
Thanks for the revelation that a broken & crappy microwave has a couple of pretty powerful magnets Phil. As soon as I seen this I dug our last broken oven out of the basement. Ripped the thing apart with a Philips screwdriver, snips and a flat headed screwy! Took me all of 10 minutes ! These kinda magnets aren't that easy to buy in a hardware store in the U.K. Maybe online but a what strength & prices!?!? What puts people off, especially if they're gonna be used to make money (hard to come by in this now shit world) & guess what they will be used for....? ! ? ! lol.Will try em out & tell the shop owner's how easy it was to remove their alarm tags. so they'll update their systems. Probably won't work but nice to take things apart & see how shit works.
mario abney
mario abney 5 months ago
JonnyBoy Dickinson
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
So glad you appreciate this! Thanks for the comment, JonnyBoy!
Peggy Hall
Peggy Hall 5 months ago
Is this dangerous...an electrical shock from the magnotron still having electricity inside.it? Thank you.
Darin B.
Darin B. 5 months ago
Yes caps. can store a lethal charge... even experienced folks have there life taken from them because they DID NOT respect the charge they can hold ... definitely discharge them in a safe manner and be respectful of them after they are discharged they can recharge on their own not as much but some anyways... the transformer is safe as well as any other part (provided it isn't plugged in) just watch out for those capacitors.... they can really bite HARD and potentially lethal ENJOY
Phil Crockett
Phil Crockett 5 months ago
shock from the capacitor.
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