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I have a ge microwave # JES1358WK. i think the 15 amp ceramic fuse has blown. Question is : would like to know how is the best way to open the case. are there any free online exploded views I could get an idea or some guidance as to disassemble the case mentioned above. thanks, Bob

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A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located on the floor of the oven behind the control panel, between the door switches, or on the filter board near where the cord comes into the unit.

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.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) but read the safety warnings first:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

In many models there is a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or elsewhere, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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