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Microwave suddenly went off while I was cleaning the inside of it, and won't turn itself back on.

My microwave oven went off while I was cleaning it, and won't start up again

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You should not have cleaned it. No just kidding. It was probably just a coincidence that the fuse failed at the same time. fuse's are all ways the first thing that go's . Try replacing the fuse. If you need help . let me know I will walk you througt it. DFD

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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