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No Power, Outlet is Fine

The house breaker triggered for this area. After resetting there is no power on the microwave but the outlet is fine. I have seen posts about looking at the Thermal fuse in the back. Is it accessiable without having to take the microwave down from the wall? If I have to take it down how do I do that?
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Most microwave fuses should be near the front. At least GE's are. You shouldn't have to take it down. unscrew th fan grill and it should be right behind it.

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