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Microwave oven problem

Hi, you gave me info about my GE Advantium SCB2001css03 yesterday (Dec. 16)...including information about the diode, capacitor and fuse. I discharged the capacitor, at least I think I did...nothing happened. The diode looks okay, although I haven't done any tests on it. However, the fuse has black marks on it, but I can't really tell what's happened inside because the glass portion is white with a black stripe on it in the middle. I'll replace this first, it says 250V, 20A. Is there a specific fuse I have to get...or can I just go to a hardware store and get one?

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  • jrblackwell Dec 18, 2008

    So, I got a fuse at an appliance service center, put it in, tested the oven and it works! Thanks for your help. However, the guy at the service center seemed to think my problem is an interlock switch before the diode or capacitor. Anyway, it works for now. Thanks.

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A fuse blows most often because of an excess of current due to a failed (or failing) component (high voltage cap, transformer, or door interlock switch) or a surge; or due to overheating of the fuse caused by a fuse holder that is too loose.

If replacing the fuse fixes it, then it may have been a fluke surge.

But don't be surprised if it blows again. If so, I would refer you back to my previous solution post here:

http://www.fixya.com/ThreadView.aspx?prdid=481380&thid=1387970

Or feel free to post back with details. Good luck!
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