Who invented the magnetron?

Answer Robert N. Hall invented the version of the magnetron that today is used in most microwave ovens. The earliest version of the magnetron was invented by Albert W. Hull in 1920 while working for the G... Read More »

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What is a magnetron in a microwave?

The magnetron is the heart of a microwave oven, the part that produces microwaves. It is a type of electron tube known as a diode tube. When a magnetic field is created in the magnetron, electrons ... Read More »

Description of a Magnetron Ignition?

The Magnetron ignition coil was produced by Briggs & Stratton as its first fully electric ignition system. These systems began to replace the older breaker point ignition designs in small, air-cool... Read More »

Where is the magnetron located in the microwave?

The magnetron of a microwave oven is located in the electronics bay of the microwave usually directly behind the oven's controls. The magnetron, the device that generates the microwaves used to coo... Read More »

How to Replace the TCO Magnetron of a GE Over the Stove Top Microwave?

GE Spacemaker over the range microwaves are designed to offer years of trouble-free service. However, with improper use, the magnetron can burn out prematurely, for example, using the microwave as ... Read More »