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Microwave not getting power

We have our microwave plugged in to a surge protector. The surge protector is still showing that it is getting power, but all of a sudden the microwave is no longer working. All the digital numbers, etc on the screen have gone. There is no power at all. Is this fixable? The microwave was built in May 1998. It is a Whirlpool, model # MT1151SG.

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Unplug the microwave oven from the surge protector and plug it directly into a working outlet. If the microwave now works you will know that it is the surge protector that is not working. If the microwave still doesnt work you may want to trash it and just get a new one as they are now much cheaper, many around 50 dollars, and more efficiently use power.

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