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Brother put a foil wraped burger in micro now everything is dead

I am an a/c technition so i'm a verry good trouble shooter but I've never worked on a microwave.I have power coming to the micro and the fuse behind the display has continuity.But all displays are dead and nothig works.Can someone please tell me where to start troubleshooting.

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  • markuskash Aug 11, 2007

    The Problem ended up being a high tempiture limit switch located near the light inside the unit.It looked to be a automatic reset but the diapham must have warped.I just wire nuted the wires together because the limit runs in line and called it a day.I know this is a little dangerous but I wanted my micro working.Thanks for your help.

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Hi, You may want to try to check/troubleshoot the PCB underneath the display/control panel. The mains do supply two circuitries: the heavy load and the electronics. In some units, they have a standard transformer while in others an SMPS that supplies the +5 (and sometimes +12 or higher) voltage. This powers the electronics which includes a microcontroller, timer, relay drivers and display panel. Trace the transformer/SMPS and look for any fusible link, secondary fuse or surface mounted fuse. More often than not, there are also standard components along the way like bride diode, diode, filter capacitor and regulator IC. Check for VDC input and output of power components. Hope this gives you an idea, Pls post again how things turn up or if you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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HELLO.

The solution to your microwave problem is explained below.

Things You will Need

* Phillips screwdriver
* Foil
* Large ziplock baggie
* Tape





* 1 Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.
* 2 Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.
* 3 Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.
* 4 Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.
* 5 Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

Thanks.

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HELLO.

The solution is to work on your microwave keypad as explained below.

* 1 Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.

* 2 Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.

* 3 Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.

* 4 Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.

* 5 Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

If there is need for further assist,notice me

Thanks.

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HELLO.

The GE problem is with the magnetron being to close to the computer. If your microwave will not take any input, you can follow these simple instructions to fix it.


needed things.

* Phillips screwdriver
* Foil
* Large ziplock baggie
* Tape

1. Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.

2. Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.

3. Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.

4. Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.

5. Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

Thanks.

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