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Whirpool Microwave My microwave just stop working,No power at all.I've opened it and found a blown fuse.I replaced the fuse w/ the same rating but when i power on the fuse blown again.I can't find any defective parts inside.Pls. help,I'm also a technician.Thank you very much.

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Re: Whirpool Microwave

You say when you "power on" the fuse blows? If that means when you hit the START button to cook, then you probably have a shorted high-voltage capacitor. If you mean it blows when you plug it in, you probably have a shorted door switch. Your microwave may also have a wiring diagram pasted on the inside of the outer wrapper or in an envelope. That will help in your tests.

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Unplug your microwave and turn it around and remove the screws holding cover on and then remove the cover. Look for where the power cord goes into the back of the unit and follow the black wire from the cord to where it ends. It should stop an either a circuit board or a fuse holder. Make sure that you replace the fuse with the same amperage fuse as what you take out. You will find the amp rating stamped on one of the silver collars on each end of the fuse. Good luck!

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Be careful when closing your microwave door. Slamming the door too hard is one of the main reasons that the interlock switch is damaged.

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