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Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Katharina Lenz, Vienna / Austria

Health & Safety

Dismantling doesn't include any harmful steps. Nonetheless workers should wear personal protection equipment like gloves, goggles, apron and robust shoes.

Note: This is a general guide for most microwaves. As the construction can differ, the dismantling steps mentioned below can vary in their order. However, the described steps show what parts the removal should focus on.

  1. Remove everything inside the microwave. Cut the power cable.
    • Remove everything inside the microwave.

    • Cut the power cable.

  2. Unscrew the screws holding the side cover on the back side. Bend the sides of the cover to remove it. Fold the cover for better storage.
    • Unscrew the screws holding the side cover on the back side.

    • Bend the sides of the cover to remove it.

    • Fold the cover for better storage.

  3. Remove the remaining screws on the back cover. Remove the remaining screws on the back cover.
    • Remove the remaining screws on the back cover.

  4. Remove the cooling fan unit. Seperate plastic from metal parts.
    • Remove the cooling fan unit.

    • Seperate plastic from metal parts.

  5. Cut the wires from the PWB of the cooling fan unit. Cut the wires from the PWB of the cooling fan unit.
    • Cut the wires from the PWB of the cooling fan unit.

  6. Remove the fuse from the PWB. Pry off the coil from the PWB. Pry off the coil from the PWB.
    • Remove the fuse from the PWB.

    • Pry off the coil from the PWB.

  7. Remove the capacitor. Take out the lamp and screw it out of its socket. Take out the lamp and screw it out of its socket.
    • Remove the capacitor.

    • Take out the lamp and screw it out of its socket.

  8. Unplug or cut the motor cables. Unscrew the motor. Remove the motor.
    • Unplug or cut the motor cables.

    • Unscrew the motor.

    • Remove the motor.

  9. Cut the cables of the coil. Unscrew the PWB. Unplug the cables from the PWB.
    • Cut the cables of the coil.

    • Unscrew the PWB.

    • Unplug the cables from the PWB.

  10. Take out the controller PCB. Remove the display. Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.
    • Take out the controller PCB.

    • Remove the display.

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

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Tobias Isakeit

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