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What model is this Panasonic Inverter?
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Post# 458590   12/15/2022 at 14:13 (548 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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This was my friend's Panasonic up at his cabin that I took back in 2017 since I didn't know at the time if they were ever going to later sell the place or not. But I actually had a chance to return back down there this year, however it got replaced with an LG. Kind of a shame because I was very curious to see what the model was as I have a fascination with Japanese microwaves, particularly Panasonic and Sharp. And I thought this was a cool looking one when I first saw it back in 2006 I believe or no earlier than 2005. Anyways, would anyone happen to know what model this Inverter was? I'm pretty sure it was original when the place was built back in 2004. The picture is kind of blurry but it does say that it was 1250 watts.

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Post# 458606 , Reply# 1   12/16/2022 at 00:59 (547 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I did some more digging and this appears to be a NN-SD967S. Although I could possibly be wrong because I do notice by looking at these pictures here, the Inverter logo looks different from the one that I took a picture of from the cabin. Assuming my friend's is an older one.

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Post# 458612 , Reply# 2   12/16/2022 at 11:00 (547 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

A small company I had worked at between 2013 and 2017 had four of these Panasonic inverter ovens in the break room and I had always wondered about the longevity of the inverter technology.
Well for the time I was there for, they had all been replaced, some twice.
I am guessing it was not reliable.

I had worked at Circuit City in the early 90s repairing microwaves and Sharp was always the better one then. Usually it was customer abuse that did them in.

I still use my old Sharp from 1995, and I trashed picked a still-working big Sharp unit from 1981.
My mom still uses her Samsung from 1984! I replaced a fuse in it 10 years ago, that was it.

Many new microwaves are made quite poorly, as I have trash-picked many of them to find out what makes them fail and look for easy fixes so I can donate them.
Mostly it is design issues like poor cooling over the magnetron fins.
I found one nice new GE that the fins did not even fit tight on the tube itself and it overheated. It had an LG magnetron if that tells you something...

If you have an old oven that works, keep it - it was well designed.

Post# 458617 , Reply# 3   12/16/2022 at 15:22 (546 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I also created this thread to it's sister forum since I was very curious to know about the model this Inverter was. A couple of members on there have or had Inverters and they seemed to really like them. I think one of them said that it's still alive after 15 years later which I think is not bad honestly and my friend's inverter here lasted a little longer, I don't know why they replaced it but I know it must've been just recently because the LG they have up there now is still available to buy new today which is a LMC2075ST.

My grandfather has a black Sharp Carousel R-410DK from 2000 at his house and it's still alive today, it even outlived the other one that was there before the Sharp which I think was an Amana because I remember seeing the electronic clock display being red on the old one and I also think it was original to the house when it was built back in 1982. To me, I think that's impressive for a modern microwave. I may be a Panasonic nut and all but honestly, I think I like Sharp's microwaves better than Panasonic's. We had a stainless steel Sharp Carousel R-508HS up at our last cabin we bought after the place was built and that was my all time favorite microwave! I loved the looks of it, the sounds it made when it ran or when you push the buttons or hear the end cycle chime, and it seemed to do a great job. I wish we took it back home with us when we sold the place, I would've gladly replaced one of our black Amanas with that Sharp.

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Post# 458634 , Reply# 4   12/17/2022 at 15:49 (545 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I have an old Panasonic microwave, model NN-L727BA, that I bought new at Walmart in the spring of 1996. It doesn't say "Inverter" on it, but it has worked flawlessly for going on 27 years. It's not showing any signs of slowing down, but when it does finally give up the ghost, I'll definitely be looking for another Panasonic to replace it.

Post# 458685 , Reply# 5   12/20/2022 at 00:23 (543 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My uncle and one of my elementary classes had an older Panasonic microwave that wasn't an inverter but it looked just like this. I thought that was a cool looking microwave.

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