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MICROWAVE LEFT ON...NOTHING INSIDE

I accidentally turned the microwave on instead of the timer. When i came back (30 minutes later) the microwave was dead as a doornail. any ideas?

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    Microwave accidentally was set on 50 hours and now it won't work

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You likely have a blown thermal cutout mounted above the magnetron, or possibly a blown fuse. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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