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Sanyo EM-G204/G404 microwave not working

When I turn the Timer there is no light, no movement, nothing. It is dead. Is it likely to be fixable at a cost-effective price.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    I would suspect a fuse has blown.

    There should be one in the plug in a UK model, right?

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Microwave runs when door open

This is probably a a bad door switch or door switch mount. Chances are only the fan and light are running when you open it, but better safe than sorry. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure but not the only one. I have a text file called "doorsw.txt" which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems, and a file called "safety.txt" which is of vital importance. You can find these files by searching at Yahoo.com (not Google) for this: microwave display safety.txt If you still have a problem, please write back with more detail. Be safe!

Posted on Nov 21, 2006

SOURCE: information about microwave leakage

Hi, you seem very concerned with your Microwave Oven "Leaking" & I would like to set your mind at rest. Now whilst all this is possible, in actuality it is a rare event. The manufacturers must meet very Strict & Stringent regulations regarding "Shielding" and "Protection" There are many safeguards inbuilt into the MO. Also the ONLY time that anything is "Emitted" is when the MO is actually being used. The Microwave Oven (MO) is for all intents & purposes is a "Radio Transmitter". Inside the MO, there is a device called a Magnetron, this device converts your mains Power into High Frequency Radio Waves, in the 2.5GHz Spectrum. These radio waves are exactly the same in makeup as ALL other Radio waves that are all around us all the time, and cause us no problems. You are prudent to be concerned but please rest assured the "Risk" from any "Leak" is extremely low.. even if it did "leak" in the first place. To answer your questions in turn... 1. No they do not... 2. No they do not. 3. Yes one can purchase a simple Microwave Oven "Leak Detector". Generally the only place that one may get a "Leak" from is around the "Door" seal.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Sanyo EM S8000-w microwave range quit..fuse?

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open. Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: sanyo microwave EM-S1065S stopped working completely

Does the inside light come on when the door is opened?

If not, then I'd say the internal fuse or thermal cutout / thermostat has failed.

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Service manual of microwave SANYO EM-D953

hi

If you are still looking here is tthe link for the instruction manual for that model which is the same one i have used for years

http://www.sanyo.co.uk/download/1659661.pdf

Have fun

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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