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My microwave quit working

I was changing the light under the microwave and it shorted out and know the microwave wont cook it makes a noise like its on but the internal light doesnt come on and the oven doesnt heat the clock and timner and all the other components seem to work but not the internal parts and when the light poped it blew a fuse in our circut breaker box

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You have obviously damaged the circuitry. Service is expensive. Unless the unit is under warrantry my advice is to replace the oven. The newer ovens are very reasonable and have great features. Check Home Depot.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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