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Microwvae won't work

I was changing the lightbulbs under my Whirpool microwave, that shine above the stove, and one of the bulbs broke off leaving the base still in the socket. When this happened the microwave clock just shut down and I realized the microwave had stopped working entirely. I unplugged the microwave (guessing I should have done that first) and removed the base of the bulb with some pliers. I checked my circuit breaker and no fuse had been blown. There was still power to the outlet where the microwave plugged in, so the problem is with my microwave. Do you think I blew a fuse in the microwave itself? If so, is there a way to check and is this repair something a non-technical person can do? I was hoping there was a reset button somewhere. The model # is MH7110XBB1 if this helps. Thanks!

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Re: Microwvae won't work

Techy, that's where I would start. There is an internal fuse. Sometimes there up front where we can get at them and somestimes we have to drop the whole oven and remove the wrapper. Unplug the microwave and remove the upper grill by removing the two screws holding it on. It will pull off forward. The control panel has 1 screw on top, remove it and lift up and tilt out. See if you can see the fuse cradle and fuse. 20 amp, part number 4358704. The diagram I have shows it more toward the back but these diagrams can be wrong. If you don't see the fuse behind the control panel you probably will have to drop the oven and remove the wrapper. back.

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