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Is my microwave safe?

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Dec 19, 2011
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Is my microwave safe?

We moved in our house 3 years ago. There is an Ikea microwave in the kitchen island, at knee/hip height. Kitchen was redone 4 years ago and the microwave is new.

When it runs, wifi stops working and my bluetooth speaker and baby monitor starts jumping. I read (don't know if it's true) that if you put a cellphone in the microwave and call it it shouldn't ring, but it does when I try. What do you guys think?
Last edited by gabrieltp on May 17th, 2019 9:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Mar 3, 2011
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I would check the warranty on the microwave and confirm with IKEA on possible replacement?

What I would do is just run it for 30sec. and look at the wifi and see what happens to it, do the lights turn off or go crazy when it's running.

Sounds like when the wiring was done during the reno, it might have all been placed on the same circuit and the microwave puts in a big draw of electricity.
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Perfectly normal when near a microwave as it interfers with various frequency broadcasts ... I've never known one not to do this.
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This is 100% normal
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Jojo_Madman wrote: Perfectly normal when near a microwave as it interfers with various frequency broadcasts ... I've never known one not to do this.
Yup... That's why I begin cursing under my breath when I'm in the employee lunchroom and someone comes in to heat their meal. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Tightly-closed Eyes
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Normal. Microwave oven runs on approx. 2.4 GHZ same as your router wireless N channels and Bluetooth. Try changing your router to a different channel or try running the router on 20MHZ bandwidth.
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Even with the door open it won't give you cancer if that's what you're worrying about.
Microwaves emit non-ionizing, so at worst it would just warm you up.
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I had an energy monitor that was leaking at the 2.4 ghz spectrum. Took down everything on that spectrum till I figured it out. Was a low battery issue.

You know that FCC warning on all devices? That they are required to accept interference? That’s all this is.


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