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Microwave died and started spewing smoke

We were making food in the microwave when it had suddenly died and started to spew this horrible smelling smoke. The circuits are fine and nothing is wrong w/ the fuses.

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    sure I'll try. Thank you

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Sorry but it sound like a component in the power circuit, transformer/capacitor/diode?.
if you feel capable to do the testing I can guide you

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • phillipe lys Feb 26, 2009

    do you have any electrical test equipment

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