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Completely Dead All of a sudden the microwave just stopped doing anything. There are no lights, inside, outside or on the panel. The outlet shows power using a test light and is on the the same line as the oven so I know its not the circuit. I tried unplugging and plugging in.

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Re: Completely Dead

Since you've checked the external supply, the most likely causes would be the internal fuse, thermostat or thermal cutout. You can find exploded views and order parts here: For safety tips and disassembly tips, you can see my site via my listing here on FixYa:

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