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We turned our microwave on for a two minute heating cycle. After about 60 seconds, the whole microwave shut down, including the display. We have plugged other appliances into that outlet to verify that the outlet is in working order, which it is. Any ideas?

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The fuse inside microwave is blown. It may have been from magnetron or door switch. Not a real good do-it yourself job. (high voltage).

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