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Manage My Life

What causes my microwave to stop working?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 30th, 2009

We were cooking on the range and went to use the microwave only to find that it was completely dead. The circuit breaker was fine. I unplugged it waited 30sec. and plugged it back in with no results.

Microwaves , Ranges , Appliances
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Manage My Life
What causes my microwave to stop working?

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: There is a fuse that if open will not allow the microwave to work or even have a display.

The fuse can be changed but microwaves are not good do-it-yourself projects


To change the fuse you must remove the cabinet and this is something I do not recommend you do


Microwaves are inherently dangerous to service


Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is unplugged


A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any repair


Without the model number I'm unable to provide you with specific information. Please resubmit your question with the full model number included.

I would strongly recommend to schedule service at 1-800-469-4663 to have an expert technician diagnose your microwave.
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December 30th, 2009
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