My microwave oven appears to be dead. I think it was mortally wounded in the last power outage we had. I noticed that the clock had reset several days ago (usually a sign of a power-outage). Last night, I used it to warm up some food. When I looked at it a little while later, the clock display was off. I tried pushing the buttons but nothing happened. I unplugged it, plugged it back in and tried again. Still nothing. I changed outlets. Still nothing. This morning there were no signs of life. So after 5 years of service, I need a new microwave.
I can probably wait until I am back from vacation as I don’t use the microwave very often these days. Still, it’s the first major appliance (if you can call it that) that has failed on me in 12 years so I really can’t complain.