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My frigidare Microwave model PLMV168CC1 will not work? I check the GFI switch on the plug, thats ok, I checked my breaker and reset it, still nothing, I tried pluging it into a different outlet still

Will not turn on

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  • john c russo Jan 02, 2014

    I will try that thanks Jason.I will let you know what the results is.

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Possible blown fuse inside of microwave

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  • john c russo Jan 02, 2014

    Where is the Fuse loacted? Does the unit have to get discharged? I mean as pertaining to the capacitors.

  • Graveyard Tech Jan 02, 2014

    The cover to the back, or the whole metal surrounding, has to be removed. As the powe cord enters tha circuit board through the fuse first, the fuse might be grey or white. Radio shack or an electronic store carries these fuses. Holding the power button in for 30 seconds drains capacitors.

  • Graveyard Tech Jan 02, 2014

    Make sure it is unplugged before doing any electric work.

  • john c russo Jan 02, 2014

    I will try that thanks Jason.I will let you know what the results is.

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