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Emerson mw8781sb stopped working

Bought this one to put in our closet upstairs. We just had twins ,so it has been the best thing we ever did, to keep us from running up an ddown the stairs heating up bottles. Worked fine until a few minutes ago, I was heating up some babe cereal and when I came to get it, it was cold, and the power was not on. No lights nothing!!

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    It's probably a blown fuse or the magnetron may have overheated, tripping the magnetron's thermostat.

    You mention that it's used in a closet.

    Is there adequate free air space behind and on the sides of the oven in that location, as specified in the owner's manual?



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Good morning Richard.

The location of the circuit breaker will depend on the house, or building that you're in. Generally, they will be all together, often in a stairwell or a garage/basement wall that won't be obstructed. If the electrician followed code, the breakers should have labels on the inside of the breaker panel door, telling you which breaker or breakers service the kitchen. Often, if the microwave is an installed type, it'll have it's own 15 or 20 amp breaker.

Good Luck!

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I don't mean to be coy, but if you bought it from a local company (Best Buy, Lowes, Home Depot), take it back (within the 30 day window) for a refund. I bought three microwaves (all poor quality) and returned them all!

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